27 April 2012

Yesterday morning.... today's morning...

Yesterday morning went to the Duck's Pound amongst other things to give Klaas a good, decent long, walk. Took pictures. I think they came out well. I was having a good time though I knew time was limited since I had to be at Daughter's place at a certain hour in order to go and have "b.b.q." at her in-laws place.

The pictures:

A gorgeous flower I wish I knew the name of. It smells like heaven and like a scent I know since time "immemorable" (or something like that, in any case: like since I remember myself).

This is the same flower. Probably when it's reached adulthood.
If anyone who's "following" me on this blog (I saw there are such people) know the name of this flower I would LOVE to have him or her tell me...

Now we get into the "bathing time" - a situation I can't resist taking photos of because my heart becomes totally mellow when see acts like this:

And the Sparrow sitting near me as if saying: "Ain't I beautiful enough to take a picture of?" - Which, of course, he is :)

This Parrot isn't one of the regular ones flying around here. The regular ones have a ring around their neck. This one has not and besides has blue feathers in this wings...

And, while bathing, the ChifChaff who shared his bath and him had an intense look at each other...
(which, lucky me, I caught on camera)

Mr. Night Heron was shaking and vibrating in order to clean his feathers and this -rather queer- photo is the result:

And here he is again -so at least he leaves a dignified impression as of the way he normally looks:

This little, and very agile, birdie thought it was breakfast time and the Bottlebrush tree's flowers looked delicious to him:

This tree was cut short. Obviously. But on the stem sprouts started growing. Nature is so beautiful. It holds my breath each and every time I have the time to concentrate on it. Survival.... Even vegetable growings seem to know the name of the game:

AND THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The hateful message:

"don't come over here anymore"

What shall I do?? I am sick and tired of being held hostage because of my loving emotions.

26 April 2012

Hectic? Super-hectic

and very discouraging :-(
Been racing all over Gush Dan to job interviews and nobody wants me :-(
If I had any self-confidence - I have definitely now lost it completely.

And still: working like crazy at the 'old place' where I'm still employed due to the mass of work a move and general clean up brings with it. Exhausted. That's what I am. I have even started to leave my camera home... Is that a sign? And if so, of what? Not good, anyway.

A photo of a week orso ago:


14 April 2012

Hectic week, 3 days rest

From Sunday until (and including) Wednesday had a hectic week due to the work load my employer left me while vacationing in the Netherlands herself :P
Worked 8 hours each day (thought I might need the training because a full time position in this country is 9 hours a day, real slavedrivers they are here).

Anyway, Thursday I took the day off because anyway it was 'erev hag' which means as much as the half day before the evening of the holiday.

I had a job interview in the morning of which I am pretty sure I won't get hired by them because it is something I would like (I never get hired for places I like to work). In the evening I went to daughter and family and it was real lovely. A lot less commotion as the week before when it was the first holiday and more family was around. I really enjoyed it. I enjoy being with my daughter anyway. I truly love her so much.... I honestly hope she won't be breaking my heart again as was done in the past twice.

And yesterday morning I set off to a walk. Didn't consciously decide where to go but ended up at the Nemaal as I thought I would. Walked back through town.

The photos:

under the bridge:

At Animal Prison:

Near the Tukofari:

The moon who didn't want to part and stayed around till after noon:

A golden bug on the pavement in Abba Hillel:

Not one but three Pied Kingfishers(!!!) (usually they chase each other away, they're very territorial)

A Snail peeking around the bamboo:

A baby Heron at Duck Pond:

The Night Heron (who's been away for a while, or at least, I didn't see for a while) eating something that looks like a fish:

The White Silk Flos tree looking very ominous with its thorns all over him:

The only photo I took at the Nemaal because it was so crowded there I felt I lost touch with nature's elements:

And now all the WONDERful flowers I spotted on my way and made me feel happy:


07 April 2012

No time for photos, no time for anything

Have been sleeping in the hospital with grandchild #3 and been working and been fighting an irritating cough accompanied by a general shit feeling.

So not much time for other things.

Had a lovely Pesach evening yesterday evening with daughter and family. Now concentrating on getting this lame-making cough out of my life.

(is it from the mold? from the previous dental operation that scratched my sinus? from a spring or whatever allergy? from being infected by the germs these uncaring, selfish Israelis who blow their coughs and sneezes out of their bodies and all around them? i don't know.)