It’s happening again. Right outside my front door, under a thin layer of leftover snow, the snowdrops are pushing their way up into the sunlight. The sunny places in the garden are thawed and messy, the roofs are dripping. Some stems of daffodils push upward through the earth. Allium fortis et liber A brave allium got a head start. I strolled [...]
A standard joke in mathematics illustrated below 'A topologist can't tell a coffee mug from a doughnut'. A standard joke in Romanian communist building industry 'A builder can't tell a straight wall from a leaning, curving, waving one and neither does he care'. I honestly believe the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the work of a [...]
We went to the nearby town to see my in-laws the other day. To mark the beginning of the year of the rooster they bought one. A very much alive one, proud and pleasantly plum. It was bought for good luck - that's what they told the rooster. Actually was for the borsch - the local sour soup [...]
Growing a garden seems like the exact opposite of a nomadic life, right? Nevertheless we managed to grow and enjoy gardens everywhere we lived. Most plants moved with us...and I am not talking about potted plants. Usually I just dig them up, plant them in pots while we settle in the new place and then in the [...]
I helped plant this liquid amber tree last summer.
All the bulbs were popping up in the flower beds and the garden started looking very happy and colorful ....with the exception of the ugly gray concrete fence. It was an eye sore, that had to change. We decided on a dark bluish gray, so the fence will bring out the beautiful colours of the garden. [...]
Adjud - a small town situated on a plain, between two rivers, it used to be a marketplace established by Hungarians in the XV century. Notably the birthplace of the international soprano Angela Gheorghiu. This is the rail station, now falling to pieces, house of stray dogs at times (I found this pic on Panoramio and [...]