GOODBYE 2012..

Perseids meteor shower composite // David Kingham

My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again, before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that's true,
For we've been comrades, you and I --
I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!

The Passing of the Year by Robert W. Service


Winter, Welcome.


Winter solitude--
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

(Winter solitude by Matsuo Basho)


Holiday Discount


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Owlish Buttons

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you 
 because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” 
 ― Roald Dahl  


Owlish Buttons in my Etsy shop, owl yourself! ;D


Autumn Jewels


My delicious prey from the forest, mmmmm... :-)





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Marunada is the greatest yearly event in Lovran. 
Beacuse of special climate, the Lovran's chestnuts are one of the most tasteful chestnuts in the World, 
and this is why this event is so special.  Marunada traditionally begins mid-October in Lovran and then 
migrates to the neighboring villages of Liganj and Dobreć in the weekends to follow.  


* The pick of autumn's food festivals by The Guardian 
15-17 October, Marunada Festival, Lovran, Croatia
Blessed with a mild microclimate, the town of Lovran on Croatia's Opatija riviera is known for the 
abundance of sweet chestnuts, or maruni, that grow in its hinterlands. In mid-October, the town 
celebrates its prized harvest with a festival which begins in Lovran and moves to the neighbouring 
villages of Liganj and Dobre on the subsequent weekends. The town's narrow paved streets are filled 
with stalls offering various maruni creations – from maruni honey to ice cream– and restaurants lay on 
special menus, with dishes such as rump steak with maruni sauce and crêpes with maruni cream.


... A day to remember! 

About Love, Hate and the Other Ones



Summer Swallows Are Gone


Falling Leaves - song for Autumn

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Happy Autumn!


“Fall has always been my favorite season. 
The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, 
as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
― Lauren DeStefanoWither

Singing Heart

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Clash of the Titans




Charming Crooks


In summer days, with the first rays of sun, a gang of grey magpies comes to my neighborhood.
I watch them from my window as they waddle down the street and since there is a wide span 

of elegance between magpie in the air and a magpie on the ground I can't help but to laugh a little. :)

Anyhow those charming, clever crooks don't seem to have any problem with their self confidence 

as they are cruising down the street, patiently checking every little corner. Their sharp concentration 
and their attention for details convinces me in their capability for finding all kinds of strange treasures...  
I can't help not to think how great it would be if I could put a beak and be part of  that gang just for a day. :)



Bits Of Paper Mixed With Affection


Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
George Bernard Shaw


Arboretum Trsteno


Arboretum Trsteno is located some 30 km north of Dubrovnik and it is the best known arboretum in Croatia.
 This is a place of incredible beauty and it is hard not to feel admiration and profound respect.

The arboretum was erected by the local noble family Gozze in the late 15th century, who requested ship captains
 to bring back seeds and plants from their travels. In 1962 the Arboretum Trsteno was registered in the list of 
protected natural monuments. The protected area covers around 255,000 square metres. 
The pride of the arboretum are two Oriental Planes located on the central market place of Trsteno. They are 
over 500 years old and are unique specimens of its kind in Europe. The ancient trees are both about 45/60 m 
tall and their trunks are 5 m in diameter.

It is hard to leave this place untouched in some way. Arboretum has inspired me to start a Herbarium, first one
after many years. :) It is truly a magical place and i am sure i will go back there as often as i can... 


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir



 "A smallish movie I made about a girl and a fox."  by    ... 


Summer Time


“There was a single blue line of crayon drawn across every wall in the house. What does 
it mean? I asked.    A pirate needs the sight of the sea, he said and then he pulled his eye 
patch down and turned and sailed away.” 

 ― Brian Andreas, Story People:
Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas



My Blue Swallow


One blue swallow decided to leave a paper for some new orbits around my neck...  :)


The Fall of the Warrior



When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

The Tiger By William Blake


"Here may be as few as 3,200 left in the wild. In the past 70 years, three tiger subspecies have become
 extinct. The six remaining subspecies are all threatened by poaching, illegal wildlife trade and habitat 
loss. Wild tiger numbers have fallen by about 95% over the past 100 years." - World Wildlife Fund



It Is a Citroën Love


Everybody knows that best present for Citroën Fan is collage of Citroën Dyane. 
... And that's a Fact.  :)


“Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.”

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. 
I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. 
I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” 
Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.”
That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was
 an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”
 ― Maurice Sendak

 Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)



The benevolent Beastie: Adam Yauch remembered for rhymes and more

Adam Nathaniel Yauch (August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012)


Abandoned Shadows

Attracted by the light of blank white papers that I left last night, many velvet moths gathered in my apartment. 
I didn't notice them when I entered room to close the window and my sudden appearance woke them up from 
that "mirage".  They flew out in panic and left their little shadows on the paper, under the light. 
Now I am waiting for them to return and claim their shadows back. I even have one tiny needle and some silk 
thread in case they need some help... As we all learned from Peter Pan. :)


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