Forgotten

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When the farm was built, the river was probably the fastest and easiest connection route to the nearest city (Tartu). Nowadays, the place is nearly deserted. No-one wants to live in the middle of nowhere, no matter how beautiful the sights are.

P.s. Notice how people back then were clever enough to build their houses higher up, so that they wouldn’t be affected by flood waters?

Taking Cover

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Poor bumblebees. It was +18C and sunny on Saturday, everything came alive. And then on Sunday we were presented with rainfall and miserable coldness. This little thing decided to hide in a daffodil and wait it out. Hopefully the weather will improve soon.

Merry Christmas!

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It’s six o’clock (pm) here where I live. It has been snowing for at least three days and today is Christmas Day. Life is good.

I am very sorry, once again, for not posting more regularly. “Important” stuff just has a habit of getting in the way of doing fun things. But one day, hopefully soon, I will learn how to manage my time better.

I hope you have all had wonderful holidays, and that more good days are to come. Whether you celebrate Christmas or something else, or nothing at all, enjoy the days off, do the things you love and spend time with those who make you happy.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Standing Strong

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Pictured: The Castle of Keila-Joa, read more about it here

The new school year began, and it was as if summer hadn’t happened at all – a blink of an eye and I was back in the dreaded classroom. This, together with moving to a new apartment; work commitments; crippling migraines; and all sorts of other things to take up one’s time, creates a situation, where the last post in this blog was nearly a month ago and I haven’t picked up the camera even once in the meantime. There’s still even a backlog of stuff from the summer I would like to share, but I simply haven’t had the time to organise any of it.

I have no idea when I will manage to get into some kind of a routine that will allow me to enjoy things that I actually like doing, so I won’t be making any promises about when you can expect me to begin updating this thing regularity again. All I wanted to say is that firstly, I’m sorry about the unexpected hiatus and secondly, I hope you will bear with me and not give up just yet! Keep checking back and I promise, one day soon, I will surprise you all with a ton (or a little less) of new posts! You can even drop a comment and let me know what would you especially like to see here?

Have a nice autumn and see you soon!

Summer Is Ending

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We have spent the past few days in and around of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Soon, I will upload a gallery of what I have seen so far, but until then I leave you with this thought – the 1st of September is only 12 days away…

 

Depressing, isn’t it?

A Storm is Coming

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I was rudely awoken at 7:30 by our cat, who is taking full advantage of the fact that we are visiting and she gets to sleep in our room (at home she spends the nights in a separate room, because she won’t let us sleep otherwise). So I thought I should spend the time wisely and share some pictures I took last night.

I got very lucky with this capture. We went out to a pier to take pictures of the city skyline at nighttime. We didn’t even know there was thunder in the area, but as soon as we got to the location we saw a few flashes in the distance. I, of course, had decided to leave my tripod at home. Luckily my boyfriend (andrespildistab) was kind enough to lend me his, so I set everything up and took three shots (I didn’t have my trigger either). They say third time’s the charm and it was true in this case as well – two bolts straight into the sea. Unfortunately the focus was way off so I reset and kept clicking (shutter speed was 20 sec). In total I took 26 frames, of which 3 had lightning and 2 of them were usable. This one was my favourite.

I also managed to catch lightning in a different location, but I will post that image a bit later. 

P.s. The cat went back to sleep as soon as I had given up hope of her settling down again, and dragged myself out of bed. They truly are jerks sometimes. 

Like Cats & Dogs

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Our kitty Alfred made a new friend today – a stray dachshund our friends found last week. The dog was much more nervous about meeting Alfred than the cat herself.