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From South Africa a beautiful reminder of a different season in the other hemisphere.

LIVE . TRAVEL . LOVE . CAPTURE

As spring is in full-swing here in South Africa – I thought I would leave you with this last impression of winter!! Everything is now in full bloom & it is gorgeous to see the colourful palettes of spring appear again!! 😀 **

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Happy Valentine Day

Valentine Wishes Coming Your Way

I took a little break from illustrating and added some graphics to one of my favorite photos from last spring. Here is my Valentine for you.

Cheers,

Shez

January 2, 2012 Cheating or Catch-up?

I feel like I am cheating. There are so many things to blog about that have happened in the past few days. But all the fun meant no blog time. So a day late here are a few pictures which I did find time to snap for Jan 2, 2012.

A night with no rain and I walked around the pond in the dark to capture this photo of our house reflected in the pond. Unfortunately the slow growth of dirt and the beaver dams created an island in the middle. The reflection is no longer pretty like it used to be. Things are constantly changing. Maybe better, maybe not, but always different.

Our Backyard Christmas Lights Reflected in the Pond.

 

 

The is the front of our house with the walkway lighted to welcome our guests. The ones who love this the most are children and my brother. They just have gleeful smiles and giggles as they walk, skip, and run back and forth.

The White Snowflake Stone Road

 

 

Here is a picture of our front porch in its festive holiday mode this year. I like it better in the night lights which give it a sparkle. But in this view you can see everything more clearly.

Our Front Porch in 2011-2012 Holiday Cheer

 

But wait a minute. Where did that little guy on the bench come from? And what is he holding?

Will Work for Snow
This guy obviously is anxious for snow. We all share his wish for at least one or two nice big snows. It never lasts long enough for us to get tired of it, but who can resist the wondrous delights of seeing everything blanketed in white snow. It would be even more cool if it forced us to stay home from work foe a couple of days. A real SNOW DAY!!
Cheers.
Shez

 

 

Frozen Fog Photo Essay

Hello, again.

Today’s blog is another photo essay at Totally Random Shez. An amazing display by nature of what the world looks like when it is encased in white crystals. I’m sorry to report that there was an “oopsie” in yesterday’s link. If you are interested in actually looking at the photos please…

…check out Frozen Fog Photos at the following link:

http://wp.me/p1UxcC-8l

Please, let me know what you think of them. I do enjoy hearing from you. Wishing you a great week as the holidays are upon us. Magic happens everywhere.

Hugs,

Shez

Team Luncheon

Here is the link to my post at Totally Random Shez. You might enjoy catching me there  where I show you the stuff from the luncheon. It was such an honor to have the Colorado College Women’s Basketball team to our house for lunch last Sunday. I think you will enjoy the pictures.

You can hop on over to Totally Random Shez through this link:

Colorado College Women’s Basketball team luncheon, a photo essay. http://wp.me/p1UxcC-82

Also I am excited to finally have a new company blog. Actually the company is not new, it has been around since 1997, it is the BLOG which is new. I’m thinking it might be a great way to spread the word about what we do. It is my day job.  And if you travel out-of-town or work during the day, you need to check out our line of products. It may be something you’ve been looking for.

It won’t cost you a penny to look. This is where I spend my days. http://wp.me/p242wM-1

Cheers!!

Shez

Liebster Award

This is a copy and paste of a blog I follow by Xandre Verkes of South Africa. I had to share it as is. I the next few days I will follow the directions and surprise someone else with a much earned and/or needed pat on the back. For tonight I encourage all to check our Xandre’s fun blog.

First of all – – – super many thanks to The Island Traveller & Lawnmower Vision Questfor awarding me with the Liebster Award!! I am so blessed that there are (in fact) people who read my blog & actually enjoy it (could you believe?) :D … It certainly makes me superly happy to know this!!! I love the posts of both these blogs & would definitely be disappointed if you do not visit their blogs… Lets honour this award for what it is & what the purpose of it is!!! Please click on the links to their blogs (opens in new window)!!!

What’s A Liebster Award?

A Liebster Blog Award is given to talented bloggers who have less than 200 followers. “Liebster” is a German word that means “Dearest” or “Beloved”. It also means ”Favourite”. So, in a way the award not only recognizes these bloggers as amazingly gifted in their own right but also as your very own personal favourites.

The Rules Of The Liebster Award:
1) Thank the fellow blogger who awarded it to you.
2) Link back to the said blogger who shared the award.
3) Post the award on your blog.
4) Pick 5 other blogs you want to recognise.
5) Visit the 5 bloggers and let them know that they receive the award.

I wanted to give the award to 10 bloggers… but decided to change my approach slightly!!! I have quite a few followers, but decided to give these awards to the people who actually take the time to read my post!!! (&no, its not about boosting my ego or something similar…)!!! I have found over the last couple of months that there are a lot of people who don’t actually read posts – they just go on ‘liking’ them…. now granted, I too ‘like’ a lot of posts, but I do actually read them & drop a comment every now & then (you know, to let them know that I’m enjoying their posts or really like something that they posted :) )!!! This is why I’ve decided to award the following bloggers (in no particular order) with the Liebster Award:

1. 2 Rivers Photos – Posting regular (stunning) photographs!!!

2. Paris at my Doorstep – Becca (or Rebecca) takes me on a journey as she Journals about her expat adventures!!!

3. Shez Blogs – Shez is a writer, illustrator, photographer… & friend!!! She writes about her daily projects & activities, & sometimes just photo or two!!!

4. Photos from the Loonybin – Cindy is inspired photographer, very new to the blogging world, who wants to learn &broaden her skills!!!

5. Filipe Miguel Photography –  Hobby photographer from Portugal, almost always first to leave me a kind comment on my posts!! My blog would be lonely without him!!!

6. John Stirling Photography – Landscape/Travel photographer with great photographs & always a kind word to spare!!!

These are all great blogs & I have found a friend in all of them!!! Take the time to go and discover these amazing blogs… I guarantee that you will like them a lot!!!

This concludes my post for tonight (as promised… yay!!!)… Thank you so much for checking in… I hope you had a fabulous day!!! :D **

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. My friend dollyknickers recently commented on a post I did on Totally Random Shez. It showed some amazing light from the window. She wanted to know what the window looked like.

A couple of months ago I had taken photos of that window, because in one view there appears to be six very different scenes. I will post them here in order and the final one which depicts the window in total. Since the photo was taken indoors and the light outside was bright the window appears to have very dark stained wood moldings. In truth all of the woodwork is a very bright white. The camera can be so good at fooling us, when we think it always tells the truth.

Upper Left Close Up of Yellow/Green Leaves

Upper Middle The Dark Branch Swag That Always Fascinates Me With Its Deeply Draping Boughs.

Upper Right Is a Large Old Upright Branch Showing Off It's Moss and Lichens

Lower Right Is Above a Lush Tree Top Canopy

Lower Middle White Birch Branches Appear Against the Green

Lower Right Is a Tangle of Branches from Many Trees

The Upper Half of the Etched Panes Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To check out the light see my blog post at Totally Random Shez. I will add the link tomorrow. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this little window gallery of photos. It will be fun to take the same shots now that the leaves are gone. What would the window vignettes reveal?

Cheers,

Shez

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