The last 3-4 weeks was the busiest time of my year. Editing, blogging, planning, traveling for work, shooting. As I was editing today, I felt a little bit nostalgic. I’m not sure where it came from, but something in the air reminded me of being a little kid on our Overberg farm. My life consisted out of my family, the animals and finding something creative to do. I felt like running to my mom for a hug and playing outside with Zobo our family dog: big and furry with a gentle heart – a cross between a St Bernard and a Collie.
Scrolling through my images on my phone, I was reminded of SO much beauty I experienced the last few weeks. They are not only phone images, but reminders of why I love what I do and that I see mostly with my heart. And that we live in an amazingly beautiful country. :) My heart overflows.
“He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.”
Verse 7 from the song, All things bright and beautiful.
3 weekends ago: Clarens
Theresa (my assistant) and I flew to Johannesburg, rented a car and drove to Clarens in the Freestate:
These 2… <3
Outside our house in Clarens.
The view from our Log cottage, Golden Gate Highlands Mountain Retreat, (A MUST if you go to that area!)
Waking up view:
Climing up the mountain behind our cabin. The view and animals we saw were spectacular. (Theresa ran up the mountain. I’ve NEVER seen anyone that fit.)
2 weekends ago: Stellenbosch Home
My mom decided to come visit all the way from Beaufort West. Even though she knew I would either be shooting or editing the entire time she still came. She is a safe place for me and as a bonus, I got some mommy-hugs.
Misty morning run
1 weekend ago: Koue Bokkeveld
Mariette (I was lucky enough to have her as my assistant for the weekend) and I drove to the Koue Bokkeveld for an amazing wedding.
Bains Kloof Pass. Magical!
Filling my drinking bottle with fresh water from the mountain:
Finding a jewel of a second hand shop in Ceres. (next to Die Pink Lady- cannot remember the name. Can anyone help?)
Kagga Kamma morning walk. <3
The perfect spot to eat naartjies.
Stormy weather between Prince Alfred Hamlet and Ceres
…not the end…