Looks like one of its kind, a very special flower, now found in the wild.
The Eyes of a Fly
These photos are from my media archive taken in 2016. I still have problems with corrupt files on my computer and have no access to either my old or newly taken photos that I saved in different folders.
Joy…glädje och sorg
Nu var det ett tag sen, ett tag sen dessa bilder togs liksom ett tag sen senaste inlägget. Har ändrat layout, funderat lite på min site och tvekat mellan språken, engelska eller svenska. Har inte kommit fram till något vettigt mer än att jag saknar bloggen. Så nu är jag tillbaka, förhoppningvis inte på ruta ett.
These photos were taken at an open food market in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo in 2016. I remember the moment very well, a memory still close to my heart. Innocent and playful kids, blissfully unaware of their future. Six years have passed, I wonder how they are today, what they are doing…
I have shown these images before, I like them a lot and keep them safely stored in my archive. The children convey an unspoiled genuine joy in their play with the wheelbarrow that rushes between the stalls of the bustling market. Far beyond the chaotic world that humanity finds itself in, while Earth cries..
Paphos, Cyprus 13 February 2022
My Lovely Basenji’s
My lovely dogs, they give me headache, they give me joy. They are so similar but at the same time very different. Felicia, one year and four months old still behaves like a puppy. She’s full of energy, she chews on my shoes and toilet paper is great fun to bite into crumbs.
Fanny turns five in July. She doesn’t feel well about constantly moving between different homes, as we have done in the past year. She sleeps a lot, she love to cuddle, she love to be close and she hate the cold. I’m sure she will feel much better once we move into our new home.
We’re there almost every day, to see the progress, and I think she knows, this is where we’ll settle.
Some images from our terrace. Here’s enough space for them to run, play or relax in the sun. Today we went to nearby areas to find places for long walks, we didn’t have to go far. The renovation of the house should be completed by the end of April, that’s when we expect to move in…
….and a happy Fanny will finally feel at home, in our real home.
Then we have no plans to move again, at least not for the next few years, if ever.
Marsaxlokk – Part 1
Last Sunday we visited the small and picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk which is the largest fishing harbour of Malta and has been so since antiquity. Here, among many other things, you’ll find the colorful and traditional luzzu’z.
The luzzu is a sturdy carvel-built boat with a double-ended hull brightly painted in shades of yellow, red, green and blue. The bow is often pointed with a pair of eyes, “Eye of Osiris”, said to protect the fishermen while at sea.
There’s much more than just the colorful boats to discover in this village, especially on Sundays.
More to come…
The other day I took Fanny with me and went to Victoria Lines for a long walk.
The view from here is amazing and in the distance you can see the island of Gozo.
Here, in the scenic lush nature, you can walk for hours.
That’s all for today from Malta!
Flower of The Day
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a wildflower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
And Robin Redbreast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
A dove house filled with doves and pigeons Shudders Hell through all its regions.”
– William Blake
That was then…
That was then, last summer, when the bumblebees were playing hide and seek.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin”
― Mother Theresa”
This spring I saw lots of these, as well as during the summer and fall.
Now that winter is here, they are still there. Unaware of seasons…
“Time is an illusion.”
― Albert Einstein
“It’s being here now that’s important.
There’s no past and there’s no future.
Time is a very misleading thing.
All there is ever, is the now.
We can gain experience from the past,
but we can’t relive it
and we can hope for the future,
but we don’t know if there is one.”
― George Harrison
That was then, just a few weeks ago.
Puppies, growing and exploring a new world.
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin.
The Power of Color
“Life is a painting, and you are the artist. You have on your palette all the colors in the spectrum
– the same ones available to Michaelangelo and Da Vinci”
– Paul J. Meyer“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”
― Wassily Kandinsky“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”
– Walter Hagen
The power of color is inescapable. Color affects your behavior, moods, and thoughts. Your reactions to colors are often deeply personal and rooted in your own experiences. A certain color has the ability to soothe your frazzled nerves, agitate a hostile adversary, motivate and empower you to take action, and also to bring healing energy when you need it. As Wassily Kandinsky proclaimed, “Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body.”
Pomegranate – From Bud to Edible
The healthy and tasty Pomegranate are not yet ripe here in Malta and, like all other fruits, it has to go through different stages before it is ready to pick and eat, as shown above. Click on an image to enlarge.In full bloom.Here the fruit is ripe and ready to harvest. But in Malta we have to wait another few months. This is an image from my archive.Ready to eat!
Anyone who wants to eat pomegranates year-round can buy imported ones.
Although I prefer those who grow here on the island.
Flower of The Day
Now the cactus is blooming and within a few months we can pick tasty and sweet Prickly pears for free. When you see them like this it feels hard to believe that they will be edible.
Macro photography A Colorful Insect
Photographing different kinds of insects is a fun and exciting challenge. Apart from butterflies and dragonflies which are not always easy to capture I’ve realized that there are a lot more in nature to discover.
I don’t know what kind of beetle this is, there are too many species to choose from. I had some trouble getting sharpness on its head but it shines beautifully in blue-green and has colorful covered wings.An interesting little creature on its way through life.
Flower on Fridays
This flower has a red-colored visitor with eight legs. It’s almost invisible but you’ll see it if you look closely.This visitor isn’t at all invisible and may take up more space than the flower itself.
But you cannot miss these flowers different shades of the vibrant and lovely purple color.
Susan’s Flower on Fridays
Cee’s Photo Challenge Flower of The Day
Flowers on Fridays
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”
– Rumi –“Remember to look up at the stars, not down at your feet.
Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.
– Stephen Hawking –
I’m not very good at wild flowers and tried to find the name of this colorful one via Google “Search by image”. I got the suggestion Carpobrotus rossii, also known as Karkalla. Then I read that that’s a plant native to Australia which is quite far from Malta. Regardless of it’s name, it’s a real splash of color in nature.
Susan’s Flower on Fridays
Cee’s Photo Challenge Flower of The Day
Wind gusts are blowing…
Wind gusts are blowing today here in Malta and the rain is pouring.
Some stay fragile, some remain strong.The farmers are grateful as are all the inhabitants of nature. My funny Fanny doesn’t want to go out and I’m happy to be alive, while life goes on…
Take care 💗
Understandably, the pictures above are selected from my huge archive.
Signs on Sundays / Skyltsöndag
It’s Sunday, which means it’s time to share some signs again.
Since I just came back home from Malaysia, my signs are from there.
For some unknown reason, wordpress has restricted the possibilities to create a gallery. That’s why it looks like this, though I didn’t want it to look like this. Feel free to click on an image to see it more clearly.It you look closely, there is a small gecko to the right on the sign.I do…This is my favorite. AisKrim.
The sign reminds me of when I saw a little girl standing by the river in Kuching. She sold homemade ice cream that she marketed with a handwritten sign, AIS-KRIM. Typically I didn’t bring my camera with me.
Alla kan vara med och skylta på söndagar tillsammans med BP som håller i trådarna.
Länk till övriga deltagare.
Away for a while…
I’ve been away for a while, away from it all, again. This time we went to Gozo, Malta’s sister island which is completely different from the main island. Gozo is known as a tranquil haven for a tempo and scene change.
This little island has its own special charm. It’s greener, more rural and with life’s rhythms dictated by the seasons, fishing and agriculture. I love this little island in the middle of the Mediterranean. These images may represent tranquility and life’s rhythm, at the sunset of Dwejra.
I’d like to thank Ben Humberman at WordPress.com who once again highlighted my blog in the Reader under Discover. Thank You so much Ben and thanks to all of my new and old followers!!
You are my inspiration. ❤
Color Your World / 11 -17 February
GoldenrodBlue GreenMelonThese are the week’s colors in Jennifer’s Color Your World Challenge from where I choose 12, 13 and 14. Each image is from different countries, Malta, Malaysia and Sweden. Which image belongs to which country? Perhaps too easy to guess…
Color Your World 2018 / 1
This is my first entry for Jennifer’s Color Your World challenge which began in January. I haven’t had time to participate from start, but from now on, I will try to create at least one post per week in this fun challengeScreaming Green.Sun glow.Outer Space.
Why Malta – This is my Malta part 4
Yesterday we went to the countryside as we often do during the weekends. Chapels like these are often seen along the country roads, while all the small villages and towns have their magnificent churches in the center.Some flowers I found in Ta Qali National Park while Fanny ran around and explored the lush surroundings.
For me, this flower is unique. They are quite small and you don’t notice the colors if you’re not really close. There are lots of these rare flowers that bloom now here in Malta. In my next post, I’ll show almond trees that already blooming on the island.
No more no less…
It’s all about color…
Rabat, Victoria / Gozo.
Fler bilder från Gozo, den här gången från Victoria, öns största stad om än liten. Även här måste du nog klicka på bilderna för att de ska komma till sin fulla rätt. Till varje bild finns en kort text, ordningen är slumpvis. Enjoy 🙂
Here`s some more pictures from last weekend in Gozo, this time from Victoria, the largest city on the island. If you like, take your time and click on an image to enlarge, to each image there’s a short text. The order is random. Enjoy !
Flowers, for the sake of love…
Visst köpte jag en Ros, för Kärlekens skull, bara en. Köpte samtidigt en bukett, av en blomma jag tidigare aldrig sett. Den vita, med lila kanter. Det blev lite roligt, det blev en överraskning. Köpte ju Champagne, Choklad och en Present. Min man tänkte inte tanken, att 19 Juni 2017 var en speciell dag, vår 25-åriga bröllopsdag. Han tänker Midsommarafton, som vår dag, då vi firar igen och åker på fredag till Gozo.
Klicka gärna på bilderna för full format
Det är mitt… (163/365)
…sista inlägg i Fotoutmaningen 365 Foton 2017. Känner att jag inte längre tycker att det är lika givande och den där rätta inspirationen är borta. Kommer fortsätta som tidigare med bloggen, lägga in bilder och även följa några av er deltagare som jag hittills följt. Lycka till alla ni fantastiska människor jag lärt känna via utmaningen plus alla andra, varav flera, vi ses igen!
För att undvika missförstånd. Har inte tappat inspirationen att fotografera men känner inte längre någon glädje i att försöka passa in mina bilder till olika bestämda teman. Bloggen fortsätter som vanligt och det känns faktiskt riktigt bra att ha fattat beslut. Tröttnar nog aldrig på att fotografera och söker ständigt konsten, att lära mera…