Saturday, May 31, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTION--in Gig Harbor

Had lunch with some friends the other day in Gig Harbor, and these were reflections of nearby pines in the water.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 30, 2014

SKYWATCH--the mobile


I think this mobile is really cool.  I think it probably might even make some kind of noise, but it wasn't windy, and I was walking my daughter's dogs, so didn't linger.

Check out other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

He who sits and watches

Bought this gargoyle for my mother's garden, but he now resides in my daughter and son-in-law's front lawn.  He never seems to tire of the view....the fragrant Spanish lavender is a treat.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY "T": is for "Tired"

Tired it is, when you're an energetic two-year-old. My grandson Luka is all tuckered out in this photo and soon will hit the sack, not the ottomans you see here.

See other Ts on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Spitbugs!

Spitbugs are something I remember from my childhood in Pennsylvania....running through the field behind our house and having my legs 'spat upon' by these little guys (gals) who lay their eggs in what looks like saliva.  You can read about spitbugs if you click here.

Haiku are taking a break until I return to Belgrade!

Monday, May 26, 2014

What the heck?

Here I am posting from Seattle, but the Fates are not with me.  Every now and then, and this post is a case in point, Blogger chooses to post my photos upside down or sideways....  I've tried to rotate them myself in such a way that I hope when they upload they'll be correct, but to no avail.  Googling sent me to a site telling me to go to my blog's Picasa Web Album and rotate it.  The link given gives me an 'Internal Error' message.

Anyone know how to resolve this?  I'd really like to post the rest of my Seattle photos right side up...

(Haikus on hold for a while.)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--After the exhibit

Not an exhibit of mine this time, but I liked the leftovers from the celebration.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 23, 2014

SKYWATCH -- The Avala Tower....and the golden arches...

The Avala Tower in the distance, a newer rendition of the original tower destroyed in the NATO bombing of 1999.

And those golden arches are visible, too.....globalization in the worst sense.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Got my wish

Oh, hurray, and finally!  Check out this post from a while back to see what this building is.

In the US and hope to be back visiting your blogs and posting from Seattle after the weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY "S" is for "sweater"

Another shot from across the street. I like the greens...

In the US now; apologies for not visiting your blogs for a while.

See other Ss on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Victor through the chestnut blossoms

Am in the US and will be posting from here soon.  Sorry for my lack of visits to your blogs!  Hope to be back on schedule soon.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The last three.....

Passed this bakery in early afternoon a couple of weeks ago.....the only loaves left..... 


Sunday, May 18, 2014

SHADOW SHOT--the blue parasol

I am now in Seattle where I had expected rain, but haven't seen it yet.  Serbia is undergoing heavy flooding, the worst in 120 years.

Though the Sava river here appears muddy where it joins the Danube, indicating rains upstream, the day I took this photo about two weeks ago was sunny, and this umbrella was used as a parasol.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--lamp post....

I am currently in the US and will be posting from Seattle soon.  Serbia is now having the worst rains it's had for 120 years....  This photo was taken a few weeks ago when it was had rained, but not nearly as hard.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Hejt" No More

Serbian is a phonetic language and 'j' is pronounced as a 'yuh', so 'hejt' is pronounced 'hate'. Not sure if this was an accidental misspelling, or if 'hejt' refers to something else...dunno what.

No haiku for a while. I am physically now in the US, but in cyberspace I'll be in Belgrade for another week!  Just to get over jet-lag....then photos of Seattle.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"R" is for (Dusko) Radovic

Dusko Radovic was a children's writer, journalist, poet and aphorist, and I remember him fondly. He died in 1984, and this is a photo of his newly-renovated children's theater, with St. Marko' Cathedral behind it.

See other Rs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY. Sorry---no haiku.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

One sits, one gazes

Wall art and street sitter.

Daily Haiku
Two street artists
One forms his thoughts on paper
One in his mind’s eye
 

Monday, May 12, 2014

The squirrel from hell

A man was feeding this squirrel the other day in the park, and some others were taking photos. I joined in.  From my angle he appeared a bit dark, so I used the flash....with this result. I was going to correct the squirrel's hellish eyes, but then I remembered this post.

Daily Haiku

Gray bristly tail and ears
Nuts over nuts he chatters
My friend the squirrel



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday Students' Park sidewalk

Shadows cast by wall decorations and through grillwork in the walls surrounding Students' Park in Belgrade.

See other shadows on Shadow Shot Sunday. 

You can see these wall ornaments here and the grillwork here.

 
Daily Haiku

Shadows are reborn
When the sun sinks they rise and
Lie cool in moonlight

 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--The Military Museum Tower...twice


Recent rain left this nice puddle....and a reflection of the tower of the Military Museum.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Daily Haiku
Two towers you see
Puddle dries up; now there’s one
Nature’s undoing
 

Friday, May 9, 2014

SKYWATCH--You're being watched....

A drone!  I snapped this little guy who was filming the Belgrade Marathon the other week.  Is it my imagination, or does he have an evil little grin on his face?

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Daily Haiku
Whirring over crowds
Filming everyone below
Brave New World is here
  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Degas updated

The girl on this mural on the wall of a dry cleaning shop doesn't look too hot, sweaty, or tired.  A far cry from Edgar Degas' Les Repasseuses (The ironers)


Daily Haiku
Hot, sweaty, tiring
Ironing was a real chore
Until steam irons 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY "Q" is for "quietly"

This Illyrian Sheepdog, or Šar Mountain Dog seems much more interested in having his photo taken than in the cat quietly padding by right in front of him.

See other Qs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Daily Haiku
Strong mountain sheepdog
Fearlessly defends livestock
But poses for me  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Nikola Tesla's friend

Copped a shot of this little girl, who was posing for her father nearby.  She's sitting on the lap of Nikola Tesla's statue that I showed you a couple of years ago.

Daily Haiku

Electrifying
Power-driven, dynamic
Nikola Tesla   

Monday, May 5, 2014

No idle hands

These hands belong to some ladies who are always selling their knitted and  crocheted wares along the pedestrian street downtown.  Busy, busy.

Daily Haiku
Knitting, crocheting
Like our grandmas used to do
Is now a lost art 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--The Marathon walkers...

Three walkers and three shadows participating in the 27th Belgrade Marathon last Sunday. Weather was good then, today rain.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Daily  Haiku
I'm never alone
 my faithful shadow follows
silent companion
 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--so many raindrops

Raindrops indeed, but the rain that falls leaves such a beautiful green.....

Do you remember this song by Dee Clark?

No haiku, just a video today! 

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTION.

Friday, May 2, 2014

SKYWATCH--the stork's nest

Here in Serbia storks usually make their nests in chimneys (it's good luck) or on the top of telephone poles.  This one chose a steeple on a church in the Banat region of Serbia.

See other skies and maybe a steeple and another stork on SKYWATCH.

Daily Haiku
Steel blue steeple top
Piercing the white clouds above
Perfect for stork's nest  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

THEME DAY--"Squares"

Last Sunday was the 27th Belgrade Marathon and I went to watch the start.  These fellows weren't running of course, but were advertising IDEA, a supermarket chain. 

Today is Theme Day, so have a look at what others have chosen to post.

Daily Haiku
Cubes are simply squares
Six of them put together
Three dimensional 

  

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