Water- Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

I am totally stuck in a writers block of epic proportions.  But this is a good challenge!

My Photo will not win any photographic prizes. It just shows some family fun on water, back in 2008…



But maybe those are the best times in my life, when I just enjoy the moment, without worrying about taking a perfect photo. And just enjoying my children.

Shiny- Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


Cee challenged us to post something shiny. Being a Biker at heart, what would I find to post? Yes- a shiny Bike! I saw this one outside the Thruxton Bike Shop in Bellville, Cape Town South Africa. I suspect it might be an ancient Triumph, but I am not sure… Anyone with more info is really welcome to share it here in the comments!

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Meiringspoort- Cee’s Which Way Challenge

Cee challenges us to share some roads/ bridges/ paths/ Railways etc…

Being a biker, we always take photos of our bikes in front of…


This is one of the 23 Drifts in Meiringspoort, a place of legendary beauty where the road to Oudtshoorn cuts through the Swartberge (Black Mountains…)  This is one of my favourite places to ride through on a bike, much better than in a car. Because you want to have the ability to look up, and also smell the water, and the grass, and feel the wind in your face…

I also went through here last year on my way to my 19th Argus Cycle tour- I love this place!


Also,  later in April last year I drove through there with my wife and our 2 youngest. I shocked them by jumping naked into the freezing water at the waterfall- here is the photo…


You didn’t really think I would put a photo of THAT up here, did you? It was a Bucket List item…  If you ever get to go this way, do swim in the pool underneath the waterfall. But remember- it is freezing cold water!

And so- the Way between Beaufort West and Oudtshoorn, through Meiringspoort- what a Way!

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Smooth Objects- Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee is asking us to post a smooth object this week… http://ceenphotography.com/2014/04/01/cees-fun-foto-challenge-smooth-objects/

While I am probably in the brown and stinky with my previous post already, let me share this smooth object with you all.

It is a beautiful piece of art, found at the yacht harbour in Knysna, South Africa.  It vaguely resembles…




It is really smooth… and it is… a tree stump!


Really a beautiful, smooth piece of art, cut out of a tree stump by a masterful artist! Really respect! Smooth!

The story:


The top photo is the most beautiful piece of wood I have ever seen, vaguely resembling something else that is extremely beautiful!


Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge


Last weekend I walked around on the school terrain of an agricultural school near Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa. Between two of my sons’ rugby games I walked around with my camera. And these two photos don’t fit easily into any category. So- this is my contribution for the Oddball Challenge, can you guess what it is? Yes, of course you can…

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The Colour Orange- Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge


At first I thought I don’t have any photos in Orange. But then I started looking. And here is some of my ideas…

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I have no idea what this is called, it grows as a weed behind my local supermarket…


I love the orange of a sunset behind Robben Island at Cape Town…


The Orange of a Koi at my favourite coffee shop


The orange nose of a Kudu military aircraft of the South African air Force, probably a Cessna 172…


The Orange of a Red Hot Fire Poker (Kniphofia Something…)

And then we also have the Orange Free State in South Africa, but that is too big to get on a photo… 🙂

And no, we do not have the Orange Mobile Network in South Africa…


New Photo- 100 yards or less- Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge


Cee asked us to walk 100 yards or less, and take a new photo. Maybe my photo will gross you out. But it is very interesting to me!

I have also started the practice of saving the earth by recycling our kitchen scraps through a worm bin, and using the vermicompost and vermitea in my small vegetable garden. And the results are great- I am getting to be more and more organic in my farming methods.

10 Yards from my computer is my worm bin. And here is the star attraction: A red wriggler worm (Eisenia fetida– one of thousands, but this one will do…

I bought them from Brigit Jackson over at aristonorganic


His name is Willempie, ain’t he cute?  And he is helping to save the earth…