Sunday, April 26, 2009

walking in dunes

walking in dunes

still fuerteventura, still hundreds of pics to go

full set on flickr

Saturday, April 25, 2009



it seems to me that my canon 5d (mark 1), same as 20d before it, has a problem with red. red "bleeds" into the surrounding colors. not sure if the problem is in the optics of the camera itself

anyway, I am still to make a photo of hibiscus that will satisfy me, this is just one more attempt

Thursday, April 23, 2009

blue towel


at the beach on Fuerteventura, just to show the wind. It's strong wind ^)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

(lime,linden, basswood, tilia

lime, linden, basswood, tilia

nio realy reason, except the weather decided to have mercy on poor people who are just back from better climes and is sunny and warm. I need to cut that lawn again one day

I planted some lily-of-the-valley. all the previous attempts failed, I am curious is this time me and plant re both lucky

Sunday, April 19, 2009



Sarracenia, carnivorous "pitcher plant" in Cambridge Botanic Gardens

Saturday, April 18, 2009

fishy abstarct


there was plenty of fish of different sizes in the harbour of Corralejo. Which made one thing a puzzle : why didn't we see a single one white taking "glass bottom" baot to the Isla de Lobos.

Well, ok, maybe not so surprising, fish doesn't want to hang about quickly moving objects. Still

Friday, April 17, 2009



this is first photo taken on Fuertevetura. We arrived quite late in the evening so the only thing to do was to go find some food. We had a nice meal in one of the beachside restaurants and Timur had a chocolate muss to finish off. They bought it to the table with a sparkler, and one of the waiters sang "happy birthday" to very surprised Timur (who actually covered his ears in embarrassment).

I was somewhat less surprised, since they do the same thing to a randomly choosen person in the biggest party of each evening in Efes restaurant in Cambridge

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Corralejo sand dunes, Fuerteventura

dunes, vertical format

this is probably the windiest of all Canary Islands, but it has those wonderful dunes on the northern tip, next to village or Corralejo. Every day I was asking the kids what is the top attraction on the island for them and their answer always stayed the same "dunes"

Sunday, April 05, 2009

southwold beach huts


went to Southwold today. they did something odd with the beach huts that were there to the left from the pier - some of them were moved to the car park (taking a lot of space) and some of them to the right of the pier. I suspect it means that mean that all sea defense is now installed and to the right of the pier is the proper position for them. Maybe owners of those that ended up in the car park can't be located or something (just a guess, I don't really know).

as a result had to park in the street leading to the car park - which apparently is both legal and free. serendipity or what?

Saturday, April 04, 2009

while waiting in the car park


I am not sure what this is - apple? something purely decorative? don't know, but looks good

Thursday, April 02, 2009

anemones (anemone blanda)


sorry, I know it's too big, but smaller formats don't look good

anemones are in bloom at the back entrance of Trinity Colledge, Cambridge (UK).

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

dog violet

dog violets

clump of dog violet (Viola canina)

there is a bigger clump of those each year, growing just opposite from my front door. but my attempts to separate a part of it and move a section into my own garden were so far unsuccessful, they seems to like the edge of car park better'n a tended flowerbed