Goodmorning sunshine

Is the morning cold and grey where you are? Do you have a bad-hair-day? Are you struggling to find the inspiration to start the new week? I know how you feel.

My antidote today is this beautiful Lilac-breasted Roller. There is my color and warmth – and who cares about hair if you’ve got colors like that! So let’s get this week started…

Rise and shine

This morning we waited for the sun to rise on a hill overlooking Pretoria. It didn’t happen. It’s still cold and grey outside. Luckily, this is a tradition, and three years ago we were here too, so I give you an old photo. Meanwhile we trust that the rising of the sun – even though it happened behind the clouds – marks a new day and new life. Happy Easter!

 

See the world

This is our world. It is cruel. It is harsh. It is unfair. It hurts, while others are smiling with their bellies full. And it’s not just this cheetah. Humans are even worse. The cheetah does what he must do. Humans have a choice.

What do we do with that choice? Still there is inequality. There is pain inflicted on the innocent. And so little mercy for those who are seeking a better place in life. Because we benefit from the way things are. Because we don’t know where to start to change them.

And still. There is beauty in this world. There is beauty in this bloody cheetah. It gives me hope. There must be something to redeem the world. (Or Someone to redeem us…)

A new beginning

A newborn giraffe seems a fitting picture for this new website. In the past years, photography has become an important part of my life. In my free time, I love hiking, safaris and enjoying nature through photography. When I’m outside, the greatest and smallest creatures leave me in awesome wonder, and I feel connected to the divine. In this blog I aspire to share something of this experience.

Like this blog, the giraffe in the picture had just been born – a part of the umbilical cord is still visible. The baby was following its mother into the bush of the Pilanesberg National Park. I just love the fluffiness of its fur; it looks just like a cuddly toy giraffe…