The Berkeley Arts Council announces PHOTO 21, a national juried photographic art exhibit. The exhibit will open Thursday June 3, 2021 and will be on display through Saturday July 3, 2021. The exhibit is open to all artists throughout the continental United States, over the age of 18, working in any photographic medium or technique … Continue reading Call for Artists: PHOTO 21 National Juried Photographic Art Exhibit
I love being close to water, seeing the reflections of the surrounds rippling-ripple images, hearing the gulls cry and contented voices wafting over the breeze. The quiet is what I savor most on my holidays. Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke.Stanley Park, by M Noffke. Till next time, … Continue reading The last of Stanley Park, seawall.
Stanley Park, Vancouver. As I mentioned in my last post, we wanted to cycle around Stanley Park on the sea wall but instead we went in a horse drawn coach. Stanley Park has a seawall built all along the perimeter which is convenient for tourists. Nowadays Stanley Park is a green space that travellers enjoy … Continue reading Stanley Park, seawall in Autumn.
After Derek finished his business meetings (the reason why we went to Canada in 2014) we visited Stanley Park. Vancouver is known to be one of the friendliest cities for cycling. We were looking forward, before traveling to Canada, to cycle around Stanley Park on the seawall but as I was not feeling well we … Continue reading Stanley Park, Vancouver: our visit.
Vancouver is part of British Columbia and is situated on the west coast of Canada. As a coastal city it is hugged by the mountains on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The ocean has a tempering effect on the climate, making it mild. I found it to be a beautiful coastal … Continue reading Vancouver
Why we went to Canada in 2014 “I want to visit Canada,” Derek announced with a flash of inspiration. “But we have just done a 40 day trip up into Africa last year (2013),” I protested. Derek is much more of an adventurer than I am. I like my comforts and routines of home life … Continue reading Travels in Canada
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.Helen Keller What inspires?What are you passionate about? What motivates you and inspires you to get out of bed in the mornings and get going? On a personal note I am inspired by nature, my spiritual life, discovery of new places and … Continue reading What inspires?
Derek's flight over Franschhoek and Theewaterskloof Dam Last Thursday I posted about Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds. Some of you might already know that Derek flies a Microlight: so as today is International Civil Aviation Day I thought I would like to share with you a special video Derek made for you on my … Continue reading International Civil Aviation Day
I would like to share our recent trip through the winelands in Franschhoek and countryside close to where we live in the Western Cape. Leopard's Lead, near Le Motte in Franschhoek, by Morag NoffkeI love how Franschhoek sits in a valley, snuggled by mountains on three sides. First we went to Leopard’s leap for lunch. … Continue reading Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds.
We stayed two nights in Botswana. By this time we had spent almost 40 days on tour of Southern Africa. It was mostly because of me that we came home; Derek wanted to continue traveling to Tanzania but I was worried about my children that were at home and my ailing mother. My responsibilities were … Continue reading Back home to South Africa via Botswana and Namibia.