Current Mood: just fine
The PhotoHunt theme this week is Protect(ion); I’m stretching this a little by showing you some serious lack of protection. I took these photos yesterday morning from my garden – it shows a worker on a construction site. Not sure if he’s got a death wish or maybe he thinks he’s invincible. This guy was standing right on the edge, some 3 storeys above the ground, without any protective gear whatsoever; it made me dizzy just watching him!
Maybe I should add that this is by no means unusual in Gozo. And deaths from falls are not exactly uncommon either. Makes you shake your head, doesn’t it?!
The weather is very kind to us this weekend; it seems this is the first real spring day we’re enjoying. So please don’t take it personally if I don’t visit you – or if I do might not comment – because it’s a crime not to go out there and get some sunshine into my face!!
Wish you all a happy weekend!
PS: I haven’t forgotten about my promise to tell you how to do a triangle collage…. just was a little late with it: please scroll down to the next post!
Finally… my Purple PhotoHunt! The first one is a blatant fake – what’s purple used to be red – but I liked the photo so much that I had to see what I could do about it! The pic itself was taken yesterday afternoon, when a colleague was given a small farewell party at the hotel.
The collage shows a few purple things I found in my immediate surroundings – CD covers (for my friends – shame they’re still in my possession!!), a couple of flowers in my garden, and my unfortunate vice (the only one though, except for my gadgetitis LOL)
I might post the larger versions to my fotoblog later; for now I have to run and get my shopping done!!
PS: Perhaps later today, I will also let you know how I got that collage of triangle photos done!
Current Mood: Creative
I’m afraid I got carried away a little this week; fiddling with my photos is one of the best ways for me to clear my head from the stress at work. (Only going out taking them works better!)
My PhotoHunt Triangle post has loads of triangles… I’ve created this post on Thursday night, but I’m hoping to add a second set of triangles Friday night or Saturday morning. But just in case my plans don’t work out (they do have a habit of changing when I least expect it!), here is my set showing a few of my favourite views of Gozo:
Back with more – hopefully – later!
Current Mood: content
I think I might give up worrying about missing the PhotoHunt; as much as I love it, life has a tendency to interfere with my online activities. And of course I have the perfect excuse for missing last weekend’s post, as I was having the time of my life (see previous post)! Apart from that, I had no internet connection either.
Nevertheless, I got the perfect yellow shot while we strolled through the beautiful city of Nuremberg, so I decided to post-post my Yellow picture:
(If you click on the flowers, you’ll get the larger-sized photo on my photoblog – and if you like Roger Hodgson, keep clicking through the photos I took during his concert!!)
And now for my Hands post. I’ve been so busy this week with sorting out hundreds of my Nuremberg photos that I thought I might as well play a little more LOL! This little collage shows the hands of Roger Hodgson, Anina, a statue, two buskers, Claudia and Mick.
(No larger size available of this one!)
A whole week has passed since my friends and I met Roger, and I’m still in a wonderful state of mind. Fabulous! :) (Mental note to myself: check where that darn smiley has wandered off to!!)
That’s all for now. Happy weekend!
You won’t believe it, but I went out before 6 am this morning – to take photos at sunrise/dawn. Of course I was aware it was Saturday, but the PhotoHunt. slipped my mind completely. Again. *scratches head* Luckily, “the other Sabine” (who also forgot about it LOL!!) mentioned it to me in a Facebook comment, otherwise I would have skipped yet another one!!
I just spent an hour outside in the garden – wonderful weather today!! – and wrecked my brain for an idea, which came after a while. There’s lots of sets of Four in a pack of playing cards; here’s just one:
As for the photos I took this morning, I’m hopefully uploading them soon! :) Right now, the sun is drawing me back out into the garden; it would verge on the criminal to ignore her!
I’m thankful for quite a lot of things… However, today in particular, I was sooo thankful that my first weekend without the cast turned out so sunny, and even a little warmer than it has been lately. So I set off for a little drive with the intention of capturing the mood of Thankful, for this week’s PhotoHunt.
Funny enough, it was just as I entered the door on my return home that I found the perfect shot awaiting: Simba sunbathing in his basket in front of the window:
Apologies for choosing Simba as my model again. But isn’t he just oozing thankfulness for being caressed by sun-rays? OK, on second thought, he looks a little like he doesn’t quite trust it to be true… In any case, he was one happy cat today! :-)
May your weekend be sunny and warm!!
Warm is the PhotoHunt theme this week. Although Gozo is famous for its warm summers and mild winters (mild?!) we’re going through a prolonged cold spell that’s very unusual even for this time of the year. It seems it’s going to last forever, and to be honest, I’m really fed up with it. Last weekend max temperatures hovered on 10°C, while one night the lowest reached 4°C. In a country where central heating is widely unknown (not to mention unaffordable!) that really is just above the pain threshold! – Which is one of the reasons why my online presence has been practically zero since last weekend, by the way!
Here’s a close-up of our gas heater’s filaments – the warmth that’s keeping me reasonably sane these days…
And here’s proof that I’m not the only one who’s suffering…
Some of you might have seen the second pic already… I posted it as my profile pic on facebook a couple of days ago:
This is the carnival weekend, and I’d love to go up to Nadur on Sunday (tonight and Saturday being too crowded with half the Maltese population present!), but I simply don’t know what to wear to keep me warm… My cast is coming off next Wednesay, and until then none of my coats and jackets will fit over my hand!!
Thank you to who visited me last week and left comments. I hope I’ll be better at blog hopping this weekend! At least it’s supposed to be 2 degrees warmer…
I’m sooo ready for spring!
This week’s PhotoHunt theme is Nautical. Living on an island like yours truly, you don’t have to think hard about what to post. Travelling by ferry is a normal daily routine for many Gozitans who work or study in Malta. Presently it’s also the only way you can leave Gozo, for example to travel abroad, or to simply go shopping – or fight the boredom that can sometimes occur when living in such limited space… The service did get better over the years, but still, there are times when the ferry does not operate due to inclement weather. Admittedly, this happens extremely rarely nowadays, but it does happen once or twice each year… That’s when our island, which is known for its relaxing pace and peacefulness, becomes extremely quiet, with no day trippers roaming about, and bus drivers and souvenir shops taking a day off.
Because of the hardship it causes to commuters as well as to tourism establishments, many are calling for the building of a bridge – which personally I can’t agree with. In my opinion, Gozo would all too quickly lose its unique identity that makes it worth a visit. Others want to see an airstrip for light aircraft – the sea-plane (operating in summer only) is obviously no alternative to the ferry; if the ferry can’t work – neither can the sea-plane… As you might imagine, locally, the subject of alternative transportation is a delicate can of worms…
Anyway, without further ado, here are a couple of pics I took last autumn on a trip home to Gozo by ferry.
Happy weekend & photohunting!
Oh, I love bridges – and that’s why the PhotoHunt theme this week caused me to go a little over the top, please forgive me!
The first collage is made up of my most recent photos of one bridge in particular: Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, which connects the European continent to that of Asia (what is visible beyond the bridge, is the Asian side). The night shots are the product of lots of comedy-ripe moves on my part. In absence of a tripod I abused the balcony furniture by converting it into a little tower, praying all the while that my activity would go unnoticed by other guests (or worse: staff!) of the very high-class establishment we stayed in. (I’m avoiding to mention the hotel’s name so it won’t come up in a google alert and cause the wrong people to read this LOL!!)
Compared to my balcony antics, the following photos are rather normal vacation snapshots.
Both collages can be viewed in a larger size by clicking on them.
Hope you enjoy your weekend!