• Around home and village

    Snow here and there

    We enjoyed snow during the last few weeks but now it’s definitely gone. And I wasn’t able to take any photo as I was ill. It made me browse through my older photos and I found a few which I’d like to share with you, I’ve chosen them for various reasons. All of the shots were taken in or near…

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    First snow

    It was snowing all day and night yesterday and as the temperature was stuck under the zero, we woke up into beautiful whiteness this morning. Just on Friday I finished covering some of the plants in our garden with branches to protect them against harsh winter and I’m so glad I managed to do it in time. We have a…

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    Sunday afternoon walk

    Unlike his older brother, our 9-year-old son has been eager to ride a bike and demands riding it every day. To make him pleased we went for a longer walk on Sunday afternoon here in the village where we live. There is a minor road leading to a distant part of the village and as it’s not used much by…

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    Double beauty

    Isn’t it funny? On Friday afternoon I commented on a beautiful and quite unusually arched rainbow presented by my friend Linda in her Rainbow post and a few hours later my son was calling me to have a look outside to see a rainbow too. I did and was amazed by its beauty and dissimilarity from the one Linda posted.…

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    Spring in my garden

    In the Czech Republic we have a saying: “Get to a stove in March and stay there in April too”. It rhymes in the Czech language and I find myself repeating it each and every spring. It emphasises the fact that there are always a few wonderful sunny days at the beginning of spring and then temperature drops again and…

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    Spring in terms of flowers

    It’s beautiful to come out of the house right into the garden and to see the nature so close… I grew up in a city, in a block of flats with garages in the backyard and a busy main street in front of the house. Moreover, both grandmothers lived in the same city, just in other parts of it. How…

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    Winter scenes

    When we woke up on 30th December in the end of the last year and looked out of a window, there was a beautiful blue sky and unusually white trees. My husband got up, came back with his camera and started to take pictures of our garden. First I was laughing but after a while I went for my camera…

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    Winter atmosphere

    “I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. The loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” Andrew Wyeth Once I read an article about how to find the soul of a garden. The author of that article expressed an idea saying that the soul…