I have a dear friend that I have known ever since I started blogging year 2011. Every Sunday she post different kinds of signs and there are many others that follow. I haven’t participated since I can’t remember when but now I feel it is time to join again. Here we go…Great Sales in Sicily.
Good to know since I often leave my door open.
Many road signs here in Malta need a facelift. O…pen!!
Anyone can join this fun photo challange, managed by BP.
Follow the link to find others who participate.
It’s not often that I visit Valletta but a few days ago I took the ferry to Malta’s capital. Here, most of the side streets are narrow and some also very steep. The best way to get around is on foot, which I did.The entire city of Valletta has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980 and selected as the European Capital of Culture year 2018. The city became the capital on 18 March 1571.Valletta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past. It’s the “modern” city built by the Knights of St John, a masterpiece of the Baroque. It’s also one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
More to come….
One of the very few flowers left on our roof terrace is this Hibiscus which has been growing there for eleven years now. We also have some geraniums left and I also bought a Bougainvillea, my favorite among flowers.
Susan’s Flowers on Fridays # 1.
Cee’s Photo Challenge
Small details on a wall with at least more than one rectangle. Franks weekly Photo Challenge – Rectangles
Can you see the little hornet?
This is a very small flower that I found in Ta Qali National Park.
Perhaps someone know what kind of flower it is.
Cee’s Photo Challenge
Sunday night we spent at the Mediterranean Conference Center in Valletta, to listen to……Ben Portsmouth, “The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist” who for the first time visited Malta. Above, some images from the intro of the show. Below, the artist himself.I usually never shoot under these lighting conditions, thus the quality is not the best.
But most important, it was a great night, taking a walk down memory lane. Good old tunes and also a bit challenging to try to take pictures of the artist and his band on the stage. Click on an images to enlarge.
In August 2012, Ben Portsmouth made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest’ which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the ‘Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist’, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title.
There was only one Elvis but Ben is the closest you will ever get in terms of Elvis’s looks, his singing voice and on stage charisma. Hope you enjoyed!
Today I had a visitor among my flowers. It was very small.Almost as tiny as a thumbnail.
Cee’s Photo Challenge
Click on an image to enlarge.
Bougainvillea, I love this flower and especially when seen in this color.
Cee’s Photo Challenge
One of many colorful alleys in Stockholm’s Old Town.
They are now seen growing everywhere on the small island of Malta.Cee’s Photo Challenge
Harmony Bridge in Kuching, Sarawak.
The foot bridge in Tigne, Sliema from where you can watch the view of Malta’s capital Valletta on the other side.
Il-Majjistral Nature & History Park in Il-Mellieħa late afternoon.
Nerja, Andalusia, Spain.
This is my entry for this week’s Which Way Photo Challenge
For some unknown reason, it is no longer possible to comment on my new posts.
I’ll try to find out what’s wrong with my settings..
Wild growing grains, delicate,
fragile and for some,
Can be a bit challenging to capture, especially when the wind blows.
Last Sunday we went to Malta’s largest fishing village Marsaxlokk.
Sundays are most crowded when many people flock to the Sunday market where street hawkers set up their stalls selling souvenirs, clothes and all kinds of things. And of course they sell lots of fresh fish.
But we were not here mainly for the market but for the colorful boats……and the genuine and lovely atmosphere among the locals.
We also found a dog friendly beach but it was quite small and rocky. Fanny just relaxed and enjoyed being in a new place while she was curiously looking at what happened in the harbor among the colorful boats.Before heading back home we stopped at Ta Qali Park to let Fanny have fun and run freely. Lucky me found spring’s first Poppy, my favorite and no, I didn’t pick it but needed a helping hand because of the wind.
What a difference a smile makes! These two pictures are from last weekend’s Colorful Carnival in Valletta.
More to come…
Back home and back to my usual routines here in Malta.
Last Saturday we spent the whole day in Majjistral National Park.It’s not often that I see mushrooms growing here in Malta, but here is one.
Snart blommar Mimosan / Soon the mimosa blooms.
The nature, the plants, everything are so different from what you find in the rainforest in Sarawak, Borneo. Very soon the mimosa blooms as seen in one of the image above. The very best about coming home is to be close to Fanny again. Away is good but home is best.
Some images from last weekend in Il-Bajja tal-Ġnejna, Gnejna Bay in Mgarr.
I hope the depth of field can be seen in some of these pictures.Last but not least, my beloved Basenji Fanny, always by my side, a precious part of my life.
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Depth of Field
Tulips are so beautiful, in all stages…
…from flowering…to the end.
Fort Manoel / Il-Gżira Manoel Island, Malta January 2019.
Yes, I know, we are all almost back to our everyday life again and it’s the third day of the New Year 2019. Some may have noticed that I let my blog rest during the festive season, that was without any special reason.Above, two typical images of Malta. Greenery all over the island and yellow flowers, even though it’s winter. And when you see the different colored balconies in the cluttered but yet charming surroundings, it’s easy to guess where you are.
From yesterdays visit to Il-Gżira Manoel / Manoel Island in Gzira. I also noticed that the mimosa trees got buds and they will soon bloom, in February.But, it feels colder than cold, especially when I walk with Fanny on the cliffs along the Mediterranean sea. Strong winds, 12 degrees but luckily the sun shines. The forecast says it will drop to 4 degrees at night!The new year has just begun and we know nothing about the future but it looks bright with lots of love and joy. Take care out there!!!
Anita & Fanny