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Trip to my "Moon river"

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This autumn is very special, as it is so warm and sunny. Today is the 6th November and temperature reached 17 grades of Celsius in the afternoon. So far – the sun dragged me out. I decided to go 70 km from home, to the place I love. It is an island in the middle of river Vah, which I call with nostalgy since my childhood – a moon river.

Nobody takes care for this island, people just camp here, do fishing or just stroll. Once it was beautiful English park with its own beach. Now, there are just old poplar trees and young bush. Autumn changed the colours from green to grey, red and yellow.

Red leaves are not the only one source od the red colour in this area…


…these flowers were everywhere. Any idea what it can be?


Some tips for dried autumn bunches.


This little dog hurried to me, thanks to non-verbal communication (tail) it was clear to me, that he is happy to meet me. So was I.


Ivy is a typical autumn plant. Here I found “ivy tree”, growing on the trunk of a dead poplar tree.


…yellow cloud of leaves…


And suddenly a view opened to me to a small beach. On the other side of the bank I saw two old poplar trees, which citizens baptized as She and He.
It was also the end of the island. Moon and sun were still together on the sky, but I knew, it is time for return. See you soon, Moon River…

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What a lovely blog ... I so enjoyed sharing your nostalgic journey to this magical place with you. Thankyou.

6 Nov, 2011

 

Thank you too, Dwyllis. I thought it might be a little bit boring compared to all that amazonian-like pictures of my friends here on Goy.

6 Nov, 2011

 

Beautifully written blog, Katarina, with lovely photos.
Nice that you met the friendly dog :o)

6 Nov, 2011

 

The pink things are not flowers, Katarina, they are spindle berries.(Euonymus europaeus) Beautiful pictures!

6 Nov, 2011

 

Brilliant Blog Katarina, you should have been a poet,
just love the way you put things over. Truly amazing photos

Our weather in the UK has been mild the same as yours in Slovakia but we seem to have a lot more leaves on our trees than you.

Those dried seed pods looked just great for in door decoration., Mind you you do not know what bugs may be hibernating inside the dried stems and pods

Do you get many people fishing the River Yah?

I thought that you said your English was no good, it's brilliant

6 Nov, 2011

 

Thank you very much to all of you. Now I am proud of my blog. Gattina, thank you very much for your precious comment! So Euonymus! Good to know. Tommy, I am not afraid of the bugs sleeping in died flowers. Worse were bugs of which we were unaware while taking them home during socialism. And might be - today also, as it is world wide governmental antiterrorirstic war against citizens. Lol.

7 Nov, 2011

 

What a beautiful place :o)

7 Nov, 2011

 

That spindle is so pretty, and what a wonderfully abundant display! I used to see this in the countryside round Bristol when I was a little girl, but hadn't seen it for about 50 years until we moved here. I've tried germinating the seeds, but no success so far. The pink fleshy bit is called the aril, and it's there to attract the birds so they can eat the orange bit which is the berry proper. Maybe it needs to pass through the gut of birds before it will germinate!
Your Moon River looks so peaceful and beautiful. Thank you for your lovely blog.

7 Nov, 2011

 

well done Katarina - thank you for a nice trip:)

7 Nov, 2011

 

Great blog Katarina.

7 Nov, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thank you for showing us your 'Moon river' such a lovely natural place to visit for walks , I have the Spindle berry in my garden it's a fabulous colour at this time of the year .........

7 Nov, 2011

 

Hey Katarina, is your comment about 'bugs' being taken home under socialism a pun? Meaning bugs as in hidden microphones for spying? Clever and funny if that's what you meant... I know you're in Eastern Europe, but not a clue where, which country are you in? (My geography's terrible and I don't recognise your country flag..) I'm pretty sure you've told me before, but I've forgotten - was it Chek republic? Slovakia?

7 Nov, 2011

 

This looks such a lovely peaceful island, Katarina ... thanks for sharing it with us ... :o)

7 Nov, 2011

 

Hey, Bamboo. I am living in Slovakia.
Yes, under bugs I thought little microphones. lol.
Unfortunately, I do not know what is "pun". What is it?

7 Nov, 2011

 

Ah - there was a reference to bugs being in the dead flowers - and you made a reference to bugs, but it had a different meaning, so same word, but different meanings - that's an example of a pun. The dictionary definition of pun is 'a play on words'.
Nice scenery in your blog, by the way - I guess you'll be under a few feet of snow anytime soon.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely place to spend a few hours Katarina, I enjoyed my trip out with you, glad the dog was a friendly little chap..
Great photo`s, thankyou for sharing...

7 Nov, 2011

 

Hello Bamboo,

why do you think we will be under a few feet of snow soon? Tell me, please. I know you are Big Merlin (now I mean Merlin from King Arthur story, this is not a pun) regarding the nature and its behaviour.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Not at all, I don't know for sure, I just assumed you probably had snow by end of November and remained very cold all winter - as in Lithuania and Latvia?

7 Nov, 2011

 

Oh, Katarina, I love your description of Bamboo as a "Big Merlin". How very appropriate. I shall always think of her as that in future.

7 Nov, 2011

 

Well, I suppose its better to be called a wizard than a witch, big or otherwise, lol!

7 Nov, 2011

 

Just found your beautiful blog, Katarina . . . lovely to see one of your favourite places. And love the Spindle tree too - gorgeous photos, all of them!

11 Dec, 2011

 

Thank you very much, Sheilabub. That Spindle tree you and some others mentioned, is it the one with red berries? I think it is Euonymus.

12 Dec, 2011

 

Yes, Euonymus - possibly Euonymus 'Alatus' (has bright red leaves in the autumn).

12 Dec, 2011

 

Such a lovely place to visit. I thought at first that the berries/flowers were Quince flowers. Very pretty.

20 Dec, 2011

 

Thank you.

20 Dec, 2011

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