Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

2012 has had it all. Drama, hardship, joy, beauty, happiness, grief. Looking back, I realise how blessed I was during this time, and how thankful I am that it is almost past. Yet, to concentrate on the positives:

Rolbos was born, and we had a lot of fun at the bar

Rolbos was born, and we had a lot of fun at the bar

I visited 'The Hell', or Gamkaskloof, a wonderful, magical trip and a great place to camp

I visited ‘The Hell’, or Gamkaskloof, a wonderful, magical trip and a great place to camp

I live alone, something other people find hard to understand. This remains a constant source of gossip. Yet, I prefer my neighbours to be the quiet, mysterious type.

I live alone, something other people find hard to understand. This remains a constant source of gossip. Yet, I prefer my neighbours to be the quiet, mysterious type.

It was a privilege to witness the migration of thousands of  Carmine Bee-eaters on the banks of the Zambezi

It was a privilege to witness the migration of thousands of Carmine Bee-eaters on the banks of the Zambezi

Trip 2012 335

Africa is never without a smile, despite the politics – this is a fenced pool in the Okavango River (to keep the crocodiles out)

An elephant peeked around the bush, curious about what I was cooking on the fire.

An elephant peeked around the bush, curious about what I was cooking on the fire.

A brand new addition to the family..

A brand new addition to the family..

Mrs P had a birthday - and she is doing well. My visit with her is a highlight every week.

Mrs P had a birthday – and she is doing well. My visit with her is a highlight every week

And then, ther's writing. Always writing...Check it out - click the picture...

And then, ther’s writing. Always writing…Check it out – click the picture…

So, as the sun sets on this year, I'm looking forward to a new one, filled with letters and words.

So, as the sun sets on this year, I’m looking forward to a new one, filled with letters and words.

May 2013 bless you all with grace and kindness…

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25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures | Thrifty Finn

  2. Harold Green

    Happy New Year my dear friend Amos. How wonderful when the writer carefully places his pen on the countertop and picks up the camera to explore. May you and your family have a very happy and healthy New Year!!!

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    1. Amos van der Merwe Post author

      Thank you, Harold. I do wish I had your eye for the composition, the atmosphere and the moment, though. Still, Africa has enough in her to satisfy an amateur like me.;-) … And may you and yours enjoy New Year’s and then continue to have a wonderful 2013. We’ll stay in touch. Best wishes…

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  3. eof737

    Lovely Amos… :-)
    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy New Year to You & Yours!.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” Have a restful weekend!
    Eliz

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  4. aj vosse

    I’ve been wanting to say this for a very long time now…

    ‘Iets moers!! ;-)

    Sorry… the more I visit the more I get drawn in! Some place you’ve created… and keep creating… both the real and the surreal… keep it up… I’m astounded! :-P

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