I love sunsets. The sky and the sea are painted with such great colors and it is fairly called the golden hour. It is also known as “magic hour” but in photography, the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer, we prefer the term the golden hour.
At those specific timeframes we can achieve a great effect. We can create a silhouette of a subject which is back-lighted from the sun. In photography, a silhouette is defined as an outline that appears dark against a light background. More specifically, it is where our subject is seen as a black shape without detail against a brighter background. This effect can be achieved with any kind of bright light source, but the most commonly used is the sun around sunrise or sunset.
These past few days, I have been going for a walk along the sea shore during sunset and the view it’s just breathtaking!
I am the sun in sky of green
I am the golden summer queen
I’m the friend to every child
Because I’m strong, bright and wild.
Grown-ups cut me when they mow-
Forget they loved me years ago.
But when I’m gone, then don’t you sorrow.
I’ll be back again tomorrow.
This is a poem about dandelion flower from the poetry book “The Winds that Come From Far Away and other poems”, by Else Holmelund Minarik (the author of the Little Bear books).
Dandelion is known as the wish flower. The plant flower is yellow and when the flower matures you see the white fluffy seeds. Some people say, that when you see the first dandelion of the season, you should make a wish and others say you should blow on a dandelion puff and make a wish. After that, you are supposed to say: “Dandelion, puffs away, Make my wish come true some day.”
Now that summer is one month away and the weather here in Cyprus is getting warmer, it’s time for a refreshing home made soft-drink! It is ideal when you will have friends coming over your house! They will love it. This lemonade is so simple that I wasn’t going to post it, but sometimes simple is good.
- 1,5L sparkling water (or soda)
- 200ml squash lemonade (home made preferable)
- peppermint leaves
- 1 orange
- 1/2 lemon
Rinse well the orange, lemon and peppermint leaves and slice them into small pieces.
Pour the 200ml of squash lemonade into a big pitcher with ice, and add the sliced pieces of orange, lemon and peppermint leaves.
(If you want you can add the ice before you serve)
The last thing to do is pour over the sparkling water, stir slightly and serve. Your refreshing lemonade is ready. Quick and easy!
Before you serve leave it about 15minutes in the refrigerator. If you want the lemonade sweeter add more lemonade squash. Also you can create your own variations and add other fruits or syrups.