“Those who have even a little control over their thoughts and speech will have a calm, serene, charming face and sweet voice. Their eyes will be lustrous. Our thoughts, emotions and words create vibrations in every cell of the body and leave an impression there. So raise the right thought and lead a happy life” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda
It’s a cloudy and windy day in Durban. It might even be cold but I’m not venturing out right now to see for myself. Instead, I’m going to processsome photos and learn at least one new Photoshop skill. Before I get into that, I needed to have a little cleanup of the litter on my desktop.. photos I’ve worked on but not posted (one or two might have appeared before but I’ve lost track). All photos were taken in and around Durban.
5 Star Durban I Love Durban Durban2022 Durban The warmest place to be KuDta On Wilsons Wharf Madevu Executive Charters Madevu Luxury Yacht The Spirit of elan I Like Durban Wilson’s Wharf Zack’z Wilsons Wharf Julio’s On The Bay Wilsons Wharf La Vue Floating Restaurant, Wilsons Wharf, Victoria Embankment, Durban, SA Moyo’s Ushaka
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough” ~ Meister Eckhart
I first called this photo “Peace” but after looking yet again saw “Serenity”. The young lady is seated completely still and trusting upon her partner’s heels. He is lying with his back on the sand with both legs extended upwards at 90 degrees. No falling, no fear, no panic.. trust.
The waves crash moderately behind her while the sun slowly rises.. serenity.
In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh: “Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity”
Canon South Africa 6D, F9, 1/160 sec, ISO 250, speedlite (2)
“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.” – Shakti Gawain
Canon South Africa 6D, 24-105mm, ISO 250, F9, 1/160 sec
“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being” ~ Swami Vivekananda
Canon South Africa 6D, F9, 1/160, ISO 250, 24-105 L, speedlight (2)
“A glorious sunset, a beautiful flower, the delightful songs of happy birds, the silence of a moonlit night, the smile of a little child, the placid waters of a lake, wooded mountains, sweet music and devotional songs, a noble, generous act-all these elevate the mind, remind us of God and increase our faith” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda
Umgeni River called me back two weeks in a row. I never rated it much but assure you there are many hidden angles.
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time” ~ Jean de La Fontaine
Today (16 August 2015) is Tanya Vermeulen De Vries‘s birthday. She is a kind caring soul who is the Mother of all Mother’s. Highly capable in the home and at work, and now resident overseas. She has had to carry the unbearable burden of an incomprehensible loss, and I sincerely hope that today and from hereon she is blessed tremendously – and will now start to reap the benefits of her goodness.
This photo was called “Another Blessing”. I made some cosmetic changes this morning and version 2 is called “Tanya”.