About me

Hi, my name is Reggie, and I live at the almost-southernmost tip of the African continent.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 is to take a photograph every day this year, in order to learn how to use my camera more effectively, and to challenge myself photographically in different ways. By the end of this year, I want to have a nice portfolio of images that will remind me of the things I did during the year.

I also look forward to connecting with fellow-photies in my neighbourhood, my city and around the world via this blog. So, please subscribe!

I already have a writing-and-photography blog, called Grains of Sand, which can be found here; frustratingly, the time constraints of daily living have prevented me from updating it as often as I would like, particularly last year. Crafting longer blog-posts simply takes more time and energy than I have right now. So, to take the pressure off myself, I decided to create a new photos-only blog for 2014.


I have called it ‘Finding Frohsinn’ in memory of a visit to the magical rose garden at Chart Farm in Wynberg on 30 December 2011. That day, I found a rose that combined my favourite colours, all subtly flowing into each other: “the colour is an interesting play of apricot-pink with orange-red on the edges of the petals & salmon flowing towards the centre of the blooms” (website). It also had the most exquisite sweet fragrance.

And, much to my delight, it even had the perfect name: “Frohsinn“! This German word means ‘cheerfulness’ or ‘joy’ in English, and it expressed exactly how I felt when I first saw this rose.

I thought it would be a fitting name for this blog.

Happy browsing!

10 thoughts on “About me

  1. Oh good. I was so interested to know what “Finding Frohsinn” might mean. I am glad you shared it here. (Thought it might be the name of your town or subdivision or something. This is much cooler!)

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