Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Jungle...

The weather is still very hot. Over the weekend, however, temps were somewhat more bearable, meaning, it was about 84F-29C in the shade, so I decided to use it and go for a hike. It was quite interesting- part of the trail led through the jungle-like woods, and I also passed some very mysterious stone structures. My guess is they were used in the past to store water but I might be- and probably am- wrong. There was no one to ask. They were at the beginning of the trail, close to the road and nearby, now defunct mill. Any ideas?


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Lava Lamp

I got my Lava Lamp quite cheap and have never suspected that it would bring so much wonder into my life... Seriously!
But here is a catch: it actually looks the best before it warms up properly. For about 10-15 minutes, depending on room temperature, it comes to life and wax takes mysterious forms as it was a breathing creature.
So here are some random pictures- I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I did!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Helen and the Lava Lamp

I honestly think I could devote the whole blog to Helen only. She is the baby in the family... Everyone's favorite.
And she know it!

On a totally different note: as I was going through some older pictures, I re-discovered those of the lava lamp that I keep in my office. Need to upload them ASAP, the whole series. So intriguing!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Evening Walk

It has been very hot and rainy week. The average temps were about 90F/33C and humidity was sometimes hard to bear. Wearing a mask in this weather is not an easy task, believe me!
I decided to go for a walk this evening despite all the heaviness in the air and still ever so slightly dripping rain. And I am glad I did. It was a bit cooler by the river and not only I managed to do four miles before it got dark but also took some pictures. The clouds were very low and the bluish atmosphere looked absolutely beautiful. Felt sorry for not having a decent camera but as they say "It is what it is".

Wednesday, July 29, 2020


A long awaited book has finally arrived! Yay!!!!!

Monday, July 27, 2020


Mondays are weird.
This week especially I felt like I could use one more day off to rest and regroup. I'm proud of myself though because I tackled some chores that I had kept postponing for forever and ever! So finally, they are done and my list of chores got somewhat shorter.

I also watched the Out of Africa movie, maybe fifth time or so but for some reason got intrigued by it enough to buy a book. Still waiting for it to come. I hope I will not be disappointed! Sometimes movies are better than the books, and in this case we are talking about Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. On the other hand, the baroness Blixen/ Isak Dinesen seems to be a very eccentric figure, so maybe it will be a treat.

Otherwise, life goes on.

Spoiled myself with yummy sushi on one day. On some other, I actually cooked miso soup from a scratch!

After all, cannot eat apple fritters every day...


Tuesday, July 21, 2020


It has been a very long break.
But I suppose I can use pandemic as my excuse! In 2020 everything is upside down anyways...
Some are out of work. I ended up working more. On one had, it is a positive feeling. On the other, I simply have less time for anything else. And yet, I still manage to watch the Downton Abbey... Correction. Not watch. Binge watch.
What else?
The summer is very hot and muggy this year.
Cats are okay.
Where the time goes?
This is a picture of Hans when he was a tiny kitten with his favorite toy/sort of teddy bear. He would sleep wit it. I think he felt lonely. He abandoned the toy when I adopted Hana, so I guess I was right about the loneliness factor. Hans is eight years old now, very stoic and beautiful cat.
Yeah, where the time goes?

Monday, June 25, 2018

Gdansk, Poland

I went to Poland in May and had enough time to go to Gdansk. I end up visiting it practically each year but it changes so quickly that it is never boring to go there. Actually, I like to take pictures so I can compare them later and find changes or new buildings. Below are just a few photos from those I took last month.