marți, 18 august 2015
EN: The grass in the orchard has been cut since awhile now and the fresh, green, small grains of grass hide a great fuss: ants, grass-hoppers, bugs, crickets, cicadas, lizards, spiders, glass snakes, butterflies, an entire ecosystem to watch under the magnifying glass. In the evenings, when the moon comes out, the cicadas are taking over the night air and it becomes like a giant amplifier that vibrates under high frequencies.
EN: Last weekend it was the Romanian Navy Day and we thought it would be a good pretext to test the caiac we bought two years ago (!)
EN: Of course, I was less courageous and I signed in to take photos of the adventure, from the shore, just to convince myself I can afterwards jump aboard.
EN: We enjoyed a beautiful summer day and the Moldova river canal proved perfect for the tests and suitable for the boat.
EN: After I was well convinced that it's safe and fun, I took a round too (in the first minutes I stood perfectly still, while getting the feeling I'm hovering and nearly sinking) ad it was worthy, for sure (I didn't take the camera in and it was a wise decision: I got out of this soaky).
duminică, 16 august 2015
joi, 13 august 2015
EN: The beautiful calendula, in the most joyful and summerish color: orange! I really love these flowers, maybe also because I know them since my childhood, when I picked them up from the garden and "cooked" them while playing. Every summer my mom picks them up and she dries them, either for tea or for an old remedy she knows from grandma: calendula salve. Very simple and very efficient for dried skin and heels: the dried flowers are in fused in pig fat (or the modern way, in oil and beeswax) and the next day the mixture is strained. The resulting creme has the fine smell of the flowers and can be kept in the fridge for a longer time.
marți, 11 august 2015
EN: It seems we entered the last summer month and the rest were left behind like a beautiful dream. Fortunately, we enjoyed every day to the full and we gathered hundreds of memories and beautiful moments. We traveled a lot and the feeling of freedom made every day meaningful.
Am ajuns in Breaza, cu ale sale urcusuri si coborasuri si un relief ce creeaza privelisti deosebite.
EN: The last trip took us literally across the country:)
We went to Breaza, with its curly lanscape.
EN: Across Dambovita, with its hidden villages...
EN: We looked at the Siriu Lake and the clear air allowed us to see the Malaia Mountain in the back.
EN: We arrived at Iernut, where we discovered a lake bursting with life: hundred of birds that either lived in that mini-ecosystem or where taking a brake from their long journey.
EN: We climbed the Black Hill, where a former roman road was crossing an ancient gathering place.
EN: And on the return, among the villages in Cluj, like open air museums, where time seems to have stopped: people grow animals, gather honey, cultivate the land and enjoy the simple life.