A reflective post….

As another year passes by and age is now less important than health and happiness, one tends to reflect on the past.

To publish or not to publish, one of those thoughts that now clutters my mind.

Sat 23-07-2011 008

Does one leave this for the future family to read when I’ve passed away? Do you publish for others to read, criticise, dispute or maybe even enjoy? How many photos do you add to the book from a library of 45 000 odd photos? Or do you collect more with the new camera?

Some photos go back more than ten years… see I was even pondering and contemplating then…


Or was I merely enjoying the elephant passing close by…?


(You don’t want to know what camera took this photo… I think Jan van Riebeeck brought it to South Africa when he landed in the Cape.)

But while we drag our past behind us,….


We also look forward to the future and what it could hold for us… and as long as it has family, happiness and more birds to photo it can’t be all that bad…

To my family, thank you, you have all brought great joy into my life and I know you will all continue to do so….

Happy Birthday from WordPress… 3rd..

As I’ve just posted on the difficulty of keeping up I receive notice from WordPress of a 3rd anniversary..

Stats show that 3 years seems to be the norm for most before they tend to fade half into the background… is this to happen to me?

I love the blogging experience and the friends I’ve made all over the world, as well as the fact that Google tends to keep some of my posts high on the first page search and this gets me reads from many sources… Busman’s Hole and Sishen Railway line being two of the most popular….

My new camera will soon bring me back with a vengeance as next month we are going for a visit to the Kgalagadi Gemsbok Park where last year I took nearly 3000 photos with my old camera… my new one is likely to take more as it has that extra bit for the photos that last time were not good enough to share.

I mean look at this zoom…. see the island boxed? Do you think there is anything on it?


Well here is actually what is there…. and this is just the zoom without any crop….


I love this camera……


Have a good day…..