Saturday, January 31, 2009

mini-narcissi

there was an image here but now it's gone

since my many photobanks have just one free image per week from millions they have (and some don't have any), I decided to have my own image of the week, and first one can be found here, distributed under creative common license

Friday, January 30, 2009

Job's tears



bought in Cape Town, those were described on the tag simple as "teething beads". I got curious what they were, and found that the "real" name is nice, too - Job's Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job%27s_Tears

the shop where we bought those is amazing and if you are into beads at all and find yourslef (suddenly, I am sure) in Cape town, don't miss it. Prepare a lot of money :)

and if you do click through to the shop - don't forget to click on the Jeep on the main page. bling-bling car

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

on the top of table mountain

it really was a cloud sitting on the top of the Table Mountain, from time to time it will become suddenly sunny and hot and next moment it's dull and grey again


and this pic was taken two mins later. spot the difference

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Timur's first attempt at bodypainting



He decided to use only the black paint to do this dragon. Maybe next time he'll be more adventurous.

Yuri did the other shoulder with nice geometric shapes in black and white

Friday, January 23, 2009

diggers



Hout Bay beach. By the time Timur finished digging, his lips were purple, bordering on blue. It was very sunny and sun was strong, but water was cold. We saw a seal swimming inside the herbour

Thursday, January 22, 2009

the only gap



when we went up the Table Mountain on the 2nd of January, "tablecloth", the cloud that often covers the top of it, was "on" - apparently uncharacteristically for this time of year (summer).

there were practically no gaps in clouds when we were going up (we could see Cape Town when we started walking, but soon entered the tablecloth). There was one gap in the clouds when we were at the top, and everybody started taking pictures - of, as you can see, some generic bit of ocean with two white boats on it

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Acrophobic entry



"I'm not afraid of heights, I'm afraid of depths. I'm not afraid of going up, I'm afraid of coming down"

dunno who said it but they are absolutely right

at wikipedia

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

llandudno beach



I love those stones.
Seems very odd that this place shares a name with llandudno in wales

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hattifatteners

cormorants really

flowering crassula



unfortunately, on the day we went to the Cape of Good Hope it was gloomy and even rained. But there was a lot to be seen and photographed

Saturday, January 10, 2009