Can you see her? For me this is pure joy. To see when Fanny with great delight runs freely on the rocks. She loves to run and she loves to run fast. This is a huge area along the Mediterranean, near Marsalforn in Gozo.
Here you also find the Salt pans. The production of sea salt has a long tradition in Gozo and the Salt pans found near Marsalforn are still used today. Click on the link and read more if you are interested.The salt is stored in caves carved into the coastal rock and I see a happy face!It’s amazing how nature has been shaped through the years! Some rocks looks more like soft sand dunes.
Here someone has created a cute snail in the soft stone.
Like sand dunes.
Fanny resting in the shade
The only plant I found.
Obviously, this is not the place to visit in search of plant or insects…
…but you can run, you can bike and if you’re brave, take a dip in the sea from the high cliffs.
Notice the ladder and don’t forget to click on an image to enlarge.With love from Anita & Fanny, my beloved Basenji! 💕
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. ❤
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
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…
I really love tulips and yesterday when I walked past the florist I bought eight yellow flowers. Eight because today Fanny is eight months old. These are a bit special, they are grown locally here in Malta. And the colors against the sky are the same as the Swedish flag.
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.
Maltese Pyramical Orchid
Maltese Pyramical Orchid.
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!!
…and if you look closely, you can see the moon not only on the last picture.
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.
Jag vill också vara med viskar Fanny och det är klart att hon får fast egentligen är det nog mest jag som vill…
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
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!
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
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
Historical buildings are seen almost everywhere on this island.
Almost dried out but with some greenery kept on top and around..
Not alive but still nice as nature’s own decoration.
Greenary, November is not a bad month :-)
Fanny exploring the environment.
Like sunshine, there is always a little sun in my heart. Tralala … !!
Looks soft but are they..?
Beautiful autumn flowers!
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!!
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..
Turister och försäljare på The Strand i Sliema.
Att ha hund är väldigt vanlig och snart är det min tur 🙂
Motionärer som springer mitt på dagen trots över 30 grader!
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. 🙂
To the left an “After swim” Daiquiri with lots of ice and mango.
To the right my husband’s latest painting, autumn leaves.Another hot day here in Malta, 36 degrees and 27 in the sea.
In order to not become too monotonous, here’s something completely different… A small collage of some nice hats!
Weekly Photo Challenge
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.
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…
…seen through my camera lens.
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!
Golden Gate San Francisco.
Lankayan Island, Sulu Sea, Borneo, Malaysia.
In the rainforest, Borneo
A wooden walkway in Golden Bay Ir-Ramla tal Mixquqa, Malta.
Veiw from Singapore flyer. There is a bridge, but maybe not so easy to find 🙂
An elevator that leads to a walkway to Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, Malta.
My paradise, a jewel-like tiny island in the Sulu Sea. Lankayan Island, Borneo, Malaysia.
A wooden walkway in Tigne and Valletta on the other side.
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
Maltese boats in the Mediterranean Sea.
Click on an image to enlarge. The order is random.
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 🙂
In Victoria you will find both interesting architecture, ancient preserved buildings and very friendly residents.
Maybe, there’s a shoe store here…
Walking around and explore the narrow alleys of Victoria is an exciting and interesting experience.
Do not forget the hat! They are available at the small square in Victoria where you can also sit down and relax with something to drink, watch the street life and maybe buy a small souvenir on the market.
A small old town house in the middle of Victoria. Close to everything but still, far away from traffic and tourists.
A typical Maltese old balcony, or, at least half of it..
A not so typical Maltese old balcony, but I like the mix of architecture.
A typical tourist street that is also well worth exploring.
The streets are narrow and many, making it easy to get lost if you walk away from the tourist area. Which you should…
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 !
More pictures from last weekend´s festival here in Malta…
Click on the images to see a larger view.
….and more to come !
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.
Inte 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.
Medelhavets 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 !
Just här, på den smala landsvägen som leder till den större, tar sig trädet plats i ensamt majestät.