WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Prolific

This week, Krista asks us what “Prolific” makes us think about. The most prolific must be the earth itself as home of all known life. Water, microorganisms, oxygen, mammals, dinosaurs, flowers, insects, humans…
A never ending process, of which these images are just a tiny fraction from my little corner of the earth.The nature, not always easy for humans to explore, but we are attracted and we are curious about it. …and we are part of an amazing landscape and scenery. In search for life and color.We all know that behind the clouds the sky is always blue but rarely think of the valuable air we breathe. And when the sun sets, another day is gone and life on earth continues in an eternal circle, constantly prolific. With or without homo sapiens…

All images are from Majjistral National Park here in Malta April 2018.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge / Prolific

Soft Sunday…

Instead of Silent Sunday. But the pictures may speak for themselves anyway.
Today we spent another day at Majjistral National Park in search for the way around, more to come…

Future

This week, Frank invites us to share one or more photos that makes us think about the future.Yesterday, we were hiking for three hours in the Majjistral National Park where nature is stunning. The sea, the huge rocks in different shapes, all wild flowers and the swirling footpaths gives a feeling of being truly in the middle of nature. That we totally went lost is another story…Nature is both delicate and strong. As long as we let nature take care of itself, it will also survive…

One of many threats to the future of our nature is plastic. In the deep oceans, as well as on land.What every generation teaches to the next……will be the result of our future. And I strongly believe in the future.Photo Challenge by Frank / Dutch Goes the Photo’s / Theme: Future

Macro time

I think this is a Vinbärssnäcka. That´s what it called in Swedish but I´m not sure about the English name.

Here I let the pictures speak for themselves.This is the first butterfly I managed to capture so far this year. It flew among the flowers in Majjistral National Park. This one was not easy to catch with the camera, but I’m very happy that I found it.

Majjistral Nature Park – Malta

Yesterday we went to Majjistral Nature/History Park, the only natural park in Malta that includes coastal cliffs and a rich ecological and rural heritage. Thanks to Fanny, we discover new amazing places here on the island.Mimosa blossoms.It was a lovely day with blue sky and a temperature of 20 degrees. My dear husband and my lovely dog, always by my side, waiting patiently while I’m constantly taking new pictures.

There are around 430 different species of plants in the park and during spring, the best time to visit the park. I saw hundreds of flower and different plants. These, I believe, are Maltese Pyramical Orchids. Guess if I was a bit sad that my macro lens is broken. But not too bad, now I have a reason to buy a new one!!

Happy Monday’s mix!

A kite flying in the air is a kind of freedom for both the child on the ground and for the viewer.

This road sign is so cute! I have never seen a hedgehog here in Malta but these signs are quite common. Hopefully there are many hidden living in the bushes, although they are not visible.A typical Maltese boat with its special eye, not the first one I show, I know and there will be many more.

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Jag vill också vara med viskar Fanny och det är klart att hon får fast egentligen är det nog mest jag som vill…

WPC – Tour Guide

This week, Krista asks us to share images of where we live. What do we love about where we live?
Malta is an island in the Mediterranean Sea located south of Italy. It´s one of the smallest countries in the world with an estimated population of 422,000. It´s a popular tourist destination with its warm climate and architectural and historical monuments. Malta has some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world and the capital Valletta is designated as the Capital of Culture 2018!
Love the wonderful nature, especially in spring with all wildflowers and a stunning greenery all over the island. Not to be found during the hot summer months.Who doesn’t love the typical Maltese balconies, painted in different colors…

… and where in Europe can you buy fresh sweet strawberries even in winter.
The local wine is very tasteful as well as many other local produces.Then we have the colorful fishing boats known as Maltese luzzu. There are much much more I would like to share, but I think I have to stop here and consider a part two…

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  / Tour Guide

Beautiful black Swans

 

Last Sunday we went to St. Anton Gardens in Attard where the annual Citrus Festival took place. But Fanny didn’t enjoy it that much, too many people, so much noise and I was too busy managing my camera. So we just walked around the park where there weren’t so many people for about an hour before we left. But we were lucky, instead of citrus in quantities and lots of different varieties we found these two beautiful black Swans swimming around so peacefully. I’ve never seen black Swans before!

So graceful and with a distinctive beauty in its movement, style and shape. I’ll visit them again soon.

WPC – Transformation

This week, we share images that embodies transformation.
There are so much. Like a bud above that turns into a beautiful flower! Or the slow and natural transformation of something once shiny.Nature, an old church and all details look completely different when reflected and in water.

Click on the link below and you’ll find lots of transformations from other participants.
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  / Transformation by Jen.H

CFFC – Letter N

Nature lovers, on hiking in Malta in November.Natural look. Neat and so lovely, but nearly too close.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Needs to start with the letter N

Why Malta – This is my Malta part 2

Yesterday we went to Saint Agatha’s Tower in Mellieħa, also known as the Red Tower, located half an hour’s drive from home. Not because of the tower itself but for the surroundings, the nature and the view.Fanny really enjoys to explore new areas and there’s a lot left for her to discover on this island.On  Saturday when we visited a park close to Floriana nearby Valletta. Fanny is kept on a lead all the time while I try to teach her to walk without pulling all the time, not as easy as it sounds. A stone is a stone, but some stones can even smile. Or did we meet a magical being 😉

Click on an image in the gallery to enlarge. To each image there is a short text.

Sunday pics from Malta…

Yesterday we took the car out to the countryside here in Malta…

…in search for signs of the autumn and this is what we found.
Click on an images to enlarge.We went to Blue Grotto located on the southern coast of Malta. A popular spot for tourists during high season. In November, a popular spot for locals to relax by the Mediterranean Sea.Fanny really enjoy to be in the nature. And for the first time she`s close to the Mediterranean Sea.

Around five it’s getting dark and time to go home. To the left you see the small desert island of Filfla. To the right some youths after a dip in the 22 degrees water, same temperature as in the air. We really had a great day!!

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

This is a great fun and for me a completely new challenge. To convert from color and use only black and white.An indoor garage here in Kuching with the shadow of a man walking from the entrance.

This is a spiral staircase inside a very old mill completely made of stone in a small town in Malta. This image was taken inside a train in Singapore. This photo is not exactly the same as the one above. Just a small difference in light and contrast but I know that even a small difference can mean a lot and that’s
what I’ll try to learn in Cee’s weekly Black & White Photo Challenge.

CB&W: Indoor Walkways, Hallways, Elevators etc..

Everyday life in Malta

Några bilder från vardagen här på Malta. Klicka gärna på en bild för att förstora.
Utmed den breda havspromenaden vid Tower Road finns det många sätt att ta sig fram. Nere vid The Strand i Sliema är turisterna många liksom de som vill sälja utfärder.Tower Road sträcker sig flera kilometer från Spinola Bay i San Giljan till Tigne och Qui si sana i Sliema. Perfekt för den som vill promenera, motionera eller bara flanera. 🙂

Photo of the day

Have just started trying to create some kind of collage. It goes quite slow but it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s fun. Practice makes perfect 😉Try again!! No, this does not work well and takes too much of my time.
Back to normal and the reality instead.

Beach life…

Some pics from last weekend in Golden Bay, one of Malta’s few sandy beaches. Most common along the Mediterranean are rocks made of limestone. The special honey-yellow stone, which sometimes looks like sand.It’s now 26 degrees in the Mediterranean.Watermelon, sweet and seedless…The sun is strong, the waves are high, the sand is soft and this is…

Beach life…
…seen through my camera lens.

Bridge WPC

Since there was no real bridge in my last contribution, I make a new post.
Here you will find some bridges from different places in the world. Enjoy!

 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.

Weekly Photography Challenge

Bridge

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 !

Folkmassa (152/365)

Från Nationalisterna valkampanj i söndags som hölls på gatan som ligger parallellt med där vi bor. Gick inte att undgå att höra jubel, musik och höga tal när vi vårstädade på vår terrass. Vid fem gick vi dit och trängdes men bara en kort stund. Får lätt panik i stora folkmassor men en entusiasm på hög nivå gick inte att ta miste på.Lägger in en bild till för att man lättare ska få en uppfattning om hur mycket folk och hur trångt det faktiskt var. Fick inte någon riktig stil på den här bilden, kan vara färgbalans eller annat men låt gå, den får vara med ändå. 🙂

Eget tema 7: Folkmassa

Misstänker att det inte skrivs så mycket bland nyheterna där hemma om den turbulens som just nu pågår på lilla Malta där den sittande regeringen har trasslat in sig i en härva av korruption, lögner och ekonomiska brott. Tänker inte fördjupa mig i det men nyval har utlysts och på lördag går befolkningen till valurnorna.

Omväxlande (50/365)

img_7510-1-psInte mycket att säga om den här bilden, tre dörrar i omväxlande färger.

Dörrarna finns på Malta och jag på Borneo. Har ännu inte hunnit fotografera så mycket, eller hunnit och hunnit, ute har det regnat hela dagen och nu är det mörkt, dessutom har jag jobbat. Eftersom vi är så nära ekvatorn går solen upp o ner nästan samma tid året om. Upp strax före sju och ned samma tid vilket ger ganska långa dagar.

Karakteristik (47/365)

img_7545-1-psMedelhavets blå vatten och de färgglada båtarna är nog det som många förknippar med Malta.

Nu reser jag till Malaysia och är tillbaka igen i mitten av april, lagom till att våren kommit och sommaren är på väg. Kikar in hos dig efter att jag hämtat mig efter den långa flygresan och när datorn är på plats.
Take care !
😀

Går i färg (27/365)

img_7516-0Igår tog vi bilen och åkte till den lilla fiskebyn Marsaxlokk som ligger på den sydöstra delen av Malta. Här tas större delen av Maltas fiskfångst upp och på söndagar är det marknad då det säljs allt från nyfångad fisk, frukt och grönsaker till skor, kläder och tingeltangel.

Nu ville jag helst fotografera de traditionella Luzzubåtarna som tillsammans med större fiskebåtar ligger i hamnen, varav här är en av många och som alltid karaktäriseras av att de går i färg.