Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein
Another Earth Day is here. This year’s campaign of the EDN (Earth Day Network) is called: End Plastic Pollution.
If we all reconsider and change our attitude towards the wide consumption of plastic, be more informed about the threats and consequences of our health and the environment, we should contribute to this effort. Undoubtedly we all want to live on a cleaner and a healthier planet!
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening
…During their winter promenade by the Danube river, something unexpected got their attention from the other side of the river, so they moved closer to the river bank. The father, as an adult with more experience and knowledge is trying to give an explanation to his little one, who listens carefully to his story.
After a long pause, they continued staring at the the river and slowly both of them immersed in their own thoughts!
This quiet and beautiful moment though did not last for long, because they were interrupted by the other members of the family.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Story
Walking alongside the banks of the Danube river in Bratislava, we approached the New Bridge with the UFO tower. This bridge has always fascinated me and no matter how many times I pass by, it draws me in. I find myself taking its pictures every time, and each time it’s from different vantage point.
Gazania rigens, also known as treasure flower, is native to South Africa. It is a durable perennial plant that thrives in dry and hot conditions which needs full sun and well drained soil.
Gazania flowers close at night and in cloudy conditions. But during the day their beautiful colors are mesmerizing. They bloom in various vivid shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, white or in two tones. In our garden the gazanias are a stunning orange color.
At some point I noticed that, while most of our gazania flowers began to dry, – closing their life cycle – few were still in bloom. This contrast is what caught my eye and I felt compelled to capture the moment.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary
Twigift is a cute little shop located in the heart of old town Bratislava, with handmade creations and unique art pieces. You can find anything your heart desires from an array of interesting things that are made out of wood, yarn, metal, clay, textile, glass etc. The warm ambiance and the friendly personnel makes you feel welcome and cozy.
I loved spending time in this shop during my stay there. It was, undoubtedly, one of my favorite shops.
Twigift shop | photo by karafc
My collection from Twigift | by karafc
Twigift shop in Bratislava | photo by karafc
My collection from Twigift | by karafc
Twigift art | photo by karafc
If you ever visit Bratislava make sure to stop by. I’m sure you will be as captivated by it as I was.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Windows
Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) is one of the most beautiful perennial ornamental grasses. Swaying in the breeze, adds movement in the garden and gives an ethereal look to the scenery.
When we went for lunch at Minthis Hills golf club restaurant, I spotted this fountain grass in the garden, which was moving in the rhythm of the breeze. It brought to the landscape an amazing mixture of colors, texture, motion even sound. It was a big challenge capturing all these!
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus
The huge beautiful flowers of this specific cactus Echinopsis oxygona, with common name Easter lily cactus, drew my attention. I found the contrast of the flower size with the cactus, very interesting.
Another fascinating particularity of the flower is that it opens in the evening and wilts the next afternoon on hot days. On cool days it will last longer.
I remember that my uncle, who brought us this cactus, was very charmed with its flowers. Now I understand the reason!
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Evanescent