Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Feel

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Feel

My challenge is my passion – a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday I will post a new prompt.

Prompt 3 – FEEL
Time can only rob us of the things we can touch; it can’t rob us of the things we feel. /K.M.Beckner/
And so I feel…


He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother…  (The Hollies…)


He ain’t heavy- The Hollies

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

He’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…

Can a piece of paper change a life?

Daily Prompt: Everything Changes

by michelle w. on August 6, 2013

Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRANSFORMATION.


Today, on our radio in South Africa, they are advertising the Powerball Lotto in America, which pays out $ 400 000 000 tomorrow evening.  If somebody did predict the numbers correctly, and then lost the ticket, that ticket would certainly change someone’s life if found on the street.

My wife and I sometimes daydream about what we would like to do if we came into money unexpectedly. Well, the first worry that would go away, was to pay the university fees for all our kids, when they need it.   As some of my regular readers would think- a lot more travelling would be a given.  There is just so much to see in this big, wide world. I have spent my entire life in just 3 time zones, Mostly Central African time, as far west as Spain, and as far east as Turkey.  I would love to see the Americas, North, South AND Central- with my wife… I would love to visit the Far East. I would love rugby matches in New Zealand, and cricket games in Australia.

We would not worry where we are going to live when I get to retirement age and have to move out of the comfortable church house…

But I would not need $400 million to reach that.  I am not that interested in Things, but in Relationships, and Experiences.  Such a piece of paper could probably take a few worries away. It would certainly bring on a lot more- to know who is really my friends, who really need my financial help. Would it still be as much fun to just sit under the African starry sky at night and count the shooting stars with my kids? Would the joy of a camp fire at night, with the howl of a jackal or the roar of a lion in the distance still be so amazing?

Would it still be as much fun to gather my equally broke friends on a Friday night, and we share whatever we have to eat and drink in my Lapa (a South African’s favourite place to linger, with a fire involved…)

Maybe such a piece of paper would kill the joy and happiness of the every day life, of the not exactly knowing how everything is going to turn out- maybe the sense of adventure. Would it be worth it? Maybe, if I could see the future, and the influence of too much money on me, my kids, my friends- maybe I would just walk on by that winning Lotto ticket?  Would you pick it up?


Would you be willing to risk this simple experiences of life for a lot of money?

Where is the *&^%%^&* bulldozer?

I am scheduling these posts because I am away for


the weekend, and decided to play a travel game.  The question is: where is this bulldozer near one of South Africa’s beautiful tourist attractions?

By this time the people who know Kwazulu Natal might have guessed the answer. Lets take it a step further- the view from this bulldozer looks like this:


The entry to this ATKV resort looks like this: Image

Still no right answer? If you really give up, look here… 

More on that lovely view to be found here…

I love this part of the world, because I grew up in the same province, just 2 hours drive away.

Family- Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge

Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge

 Welcome to the Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge!

  • Entries must be in Black and White only (no colour undertones and no Sepia or Sepia-like tones).  For this challenge you can either convert your colour photo’s to Black and White or change the settings of your camera/phone to Black and White and view the world in tones of grey for a change. :D


For this challenge i have converted an old family photo to black & white… who said that family photos must always be formal and serious?  A moment between my kids on the bench in my study…