I wish you ahappy Holy day,healthand peaceful New Year!
Satu, my friend blogger from Finland gave me "The Beautiful Blog" Award, I appreciate this award, Satu!
Now I have to write answers about me:
1.I love nature 2.I dream about big comfortable summer house. 3. I like flowers, thujas, pond, water lilies 4. As my hobby in winter I love to embroider 5.Prefer to travel in Fall, when gardening works are over
Finally winter came
in. I wanted to go into the Saint Petersburg downtown to look at my favorite places in
I went through the
small park to the Mikhail Palace (Russian Art Museum). The Palace and its
fencing was in snow and I turned my mind to cast iron flowers. They were expressive.
I came to the
Griboyedov Canal. My friend bloggerJasonwrote a post about his
visit to St. Petersburg, named "Venice of the North" and
told about canals. I liked his post and photos.
Opposite the Cathedral
of the Savior on the Spilled Blood is the entrance to the Mikhail
Garden. Beautiful forged garden fencing was covered by snow too. If you
carefully look at its design, you can see the tulips and roses.
were the mosaic pictures of flowers and birds on the columns near the
I decided to go into the garden and take a picture of the
fencing and the Cathedral on background. I hadthe post'Autumn in Downtown' with the similar
photos, which I took in fall.
Then fog has appeared.
Temp dropped up -8 C (14 F), the walkers hurried to their warm homes. Here's a view of the
Cathedral and the Griboyedov Canal in the fog.
I stood on the bridge
over this canal, and paid attention at the bridge railing. It was
very delicate, light, with a few flowers. Flowers looked like
climbing roses with opening buds.
When I'd taken pictures on the
river Moika, I loved beautiful bridge railing with golden flowers and leaves
looked nice even in winter. Perhaps thepoet Pushkin drove home here,
his apartment had been not so far, now hidden in fog.
I looked at the other
side. What a show! In a distance the huge Mikhail Castle disappeared in
the fog. Castle’s dark red walls were vaguely visible.
The railing of the
nearest bridge over the river Moika looked dark in fog.
I hope the weather
will be sunny and clear the next time!
I was offered by Satu, my
neighbor from Helsinki to tell what Christmas means to me. What the scent of
Christmas is for me. I respond to this
challenge, thank you, Satu!.
The calm forest, frozen trunks,
light colors in depth, all of these are scent of coming Christmas and New Year.
Feelings of Christmas are
different in childhood and in adulthood.
As a child, we are waiting for
gifts from Santa and as the adults we are happy our gifts to bring joy to loved
Now the four questions are:
1. What is my favorite flower at
Poinsettia (Christ Star) is sold
before the holiday. I've read the story of this flower and now I usually buy Poinsettia with bright red or pink top leaves to decorate my home.
2. What preparation for the
holiday, do I never miss?
Of course, buying gifts, I always
try to please the close people. The Christmas Tree. It is nice to decorate it,
especially to get the old Christmas decorations left over from many years. By
the new tradition I put the Advent candles on my window sill.
3. What the scent of Christmas is
It associates with traditional
Christmas food, champagne and red wine.
As usual the mix salad ‘Olivier
‘(meat, potatoes, vegetables and mayonnaise), hot turkey or baked fish,
sometimes caviar and cake or pudding there is on the holiday table.
In the morning people go on the
frosty air, many fireworks, lots of laughter and joy.
4. Which song does make my
Some years ago I saw the movie
‘Love Actually’, I really liked it. I love the song ‘All I want for Christmas
is you’ that the girl Joanna (Olivia Olson) sang at the school on holiday.
I now challenge to share what
Christmas makes for the blogger: