Friday, April 25, 2008

London calling

Today I am flying to London. Have a great weekend, see you upon my return!
The photo is taken in the mountains, at almost 2000 m above the sea level.
Happy Friday! Feel free to join SKY WATCH FRIDAY @ Tom's page by clicking the logo above or this sentence!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I don't know about you, but for me, when I look to some pictures from when I was a child, the colours are strange. Time melted them, turning them to reddish. I was playing in photoshop with these photos from the Antique Fair in Bucharest and look what came out. They are so similar to those from my childhood...
Happy Thursaday!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Project green: Romanian traditional hand painted Easter eggs

The more tired I get, the more I enjoy blogging and playing in photoshop. I have the feeling these activities relax me. Looking so forward for the short holiday coming soon.
This photo gets into Anna's Project Green and belongs to the Village Museum series, was taken on Saturday, during the outdoor Romanian class. The lady painting these eggs will be shown soon too.
Happy Tuesday!
PS: Orthodox Easter next Sunday, April 27th.

Monday, April 21, 2008

looking through Transilvania

As I was mentioning earlier, I worked this weekend. But my job is a fun one: we had an intensive class of Romanian for foreigners, so we took our students to have lessons outside in the park. We reached Parcul Herastrau and, for sure, the absolutelly stunning Village Museum. This sign points to the various sections of the musem. Can you read it? This photo was intended as a contribution to Project Looking Through. Great idea, Mark!
PS: 1.More Peter adventures? He is staying with my mom for the next days... And guess what he did today, after destroying a carton box? He ate her food... she cooked some fish, did not pay attention for 5 seconds... and... :))... LOL!
2. Thanks everybody for visiting, I promise I'll check your posts asap. It's 10 PM here, and I have just arrived from work.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Camera Critters no.1

I was just wondering what would be the perfect time to post the-crazy-cat-chasing-for-a-fly-and-the-subsequent-result, when I got an invitation for Camera Critters . Thanks, Misty!
Have a great Sunday, everybody!
PS: for the picture yesterday, yes, you were all right: it's a train wash! It was the first time I have seen such a thing. Picture taken on the way from Cluj to Ploiesti, Romania.
Soooo...the cat story... We were in the study, working on the computer. When I say "we" I mean Peter, the cat, and I. All of a sudden, he jumps from behind my screen (his favourite place if I work), and starts running. I jumped for my camera too, expecting some action. Oh, my, if I only knew the result...
After waiting for a while, and me being bored, since there was no action.... he 's up! Oh, wow, motion , action, great shots, hubby will be thrilled to see this!But I didn't see this coming! Peter hanging on my (hubby's!) favourite curtain!!!The result? Take a look! Hubby's reaction: "Peter, you, Miststueck!"... but nothing more :)....
PS: hubby has no clue about these photos... shhhhhhhhhhh! And no, Peter did not catch the fly in the end :))!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

a picture with a riddle

Good Saturday morning! Before going to work (yeah, I know... but I'll tell you later, it's kind of nice), here is a photo and a question: any clue what's in this picture? BTW, I just discovered more wonders about photoshop... OH, MY! There is an entire world of possiblities out there :)!

Have a great Saturday! And don't forget to click HERE for my Harley Davidson blog, even if you don't really like bikes...

Friday, April 18, 2008

three mushrooms on a tree & sky watch another three

I saw RuneE posting yesterday some nice mushrooms, and I thought to show you our version too :). We spotted these in the same location, Pasul Predelus, where all the photos this week came from.
Happy Friday, weekend lalala laalalaaaaaaaaa, Fridaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
I little bit mixed up today about the Sky Watch deal :). Remember folks, if you wanna take part, sign up every week! Thanks, Tom :)! [blushing]Not only trees profile against the blue skies...

PS: don't forget, come riding a Harley HERE.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


It's not easy in Romania: the infrastructure is not the best. So, sometimes, not even a 4-wheel-drive will help you. But walking is so fine!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

a collection of spring flowers

In the forest, at high altitude, we could only find these signs of spring. Some of them would fit into Anna's yellow project as well :)
Have a great Wednesday!
PS: fresh new blog: HARLEY DAVIDSON, BABY!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

thin lizzies

I have never seen such a thing! And for sure that I stayed by the pool on the top of the mountain the longer it took to have some pictures of these cute little guys.

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, April 14, 2008

mighty dam

A short Sunday trip around Ploiesti led us again to the wonderful area of the Paltinu lake.Have a great week everybody!
PS: as by Mrs. Fenix request: to the left: Fishing in the Paltinu lake is strictly forbidden.
Under the flags: Romania, Ministry of the waters and environmental protection, Waters department, Ialomita Buzau (being the administrative unit), Paltinu Dam, Doftana River, designed & engineered etc..., started functioing on 17 April 1970. Wow, in two days this is 38 years old!!! Thanks, Fenix!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


As I mentioned, yesterday it was Topolina's birthday. It was a great party for this incredibly young friend of ours. Great cake too :).
We left at about 3 AM. Bucharest was fully alive as you can see...
Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

the lake

Still some images from the Cluj trip.
Have a great Saturday!

Happy birthday to my friend Topolina! Looking forward for the party tonight :)! Hope this will take the stress away!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Sky Watch - my first post

Today I decided to join this wonderful group of sky watchers. For the first post I chose some archive items, which, for whatever reason, never succedeed in being published before. Two of the pictures are from last spring, one from last summer. They all have one thing in common: they are taken from my balcony.
We have 26 C today! Yupee!
Have a great Friday!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

of land, people and sheep

Huge open spaces.
Train runs, the hills pass by.
In different colours.
Scattered on a vast landscape, sheep like moving whitish spots. No other soul around, just these beasts and their sheppard. In silence, from hill to hill, where the best grass grows.
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Little House on the Prairie

The stress lately strikes on my health. I am really tired lately, my system is upside down. Plus that stupid flu that is not entirely gone. I hope some vitamins will help.
In the meantime, here are some photos from the way back from Cluj. I was shooting through the train window, hence the poor quality. But I guess it makes up a funny collection of houses.
Have a great stressfree Wednesday!