Friday, 22 July 2011

A Kiss on the Hand

On our hiking tour in Slovenia we came across two happy free-ranging pigs. The piggies were willing to establish contact with us!

My friend put fourth her hand and one of the curious little fellows came near!

After a careful examination, he gently kissed her hand!

A perfect cavalier!

But one kiss is not enough!
The devoted gentleman did not refuse my hand too, and so I could also feel the cool touch of his little wet snout!

He was a perfect charmer! And I guess he was well aware of that!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Skies in Egypt

Sky Watch Friday:
Here are some pictures I made in Egypt in November last year!
Sky watch pictures, of course :)

Here are our first impressions of the African sky :
White feathery clouds over pink desert sands!
I was really stunned!

I think I made 100 pictures or even more!

And then the blue-green strip of the river Nile appeared!

Egypt's lifeline in the desert!

The white sails of a felucca boat brought us to the Botanical Garden in Assuan.

The subtropical vegetation of Kitchener's island gave us pleasant shadow in the heat of the Assuan skies!

Mimosa bushes perfumed the sky over the eternal temples of Abu Simbel.

In Edfu, antique columns worshipped the sky since ancient times.

Finally we reached the Red Sea at Hurghada,
with desert moutains in the evening light hovering over bizarre tourist palaces...

Ahhh... romantic, though,...

We visited a Bedouin-village in the desert mountains at dusk.
A camel ride, Bedouin dishes, Bedouin carpets...

Bedouin children
going home when the sky was getting pale.

Sunset over the desert!

We went back to Europe and wished to come back soon!

Sky Watch Friday!
All around the globe!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Gladioli and a new camera

I have a new camera! I spend my evenings at home studying the instruction manual!
And from time to time I dare take a snapshot, try some retouching, and enjoy the result :-)
Oh, it's so much fun to have a new camera!