December 9, 2012

Mixed feelings

I know that time to be getting ready for the holidays and the winter weather is here.

Some people can afford to spend their days philosophically smelling the flowers, and singing the song "Tuca Tuca":

It feels like my trip to Cuba was such a long time ago

My days are spent in taking care of chores.

I wish everything was fast and easy.

In reality, it actually happened. The birds that flew and walked around us.

Also the waves and the strange finds on the beach.

Visiting abandoned hotels.

A various other adventures.

This collection of natural wonders, which I had collected throughout the week, and then left on the shore.

The cow sculptures that we could see from our balcony. They reminded me of Salvador Dali.

And also, live animals that sometimes crossed our hotel's territory, leaving behind them some natural fertilizers.

All that's left is a dream. In this dream, I'm swimming like this fish.


  1. Scary machine but lovely birds...
    Best regards from Paris (I'm back !)


  2. Wow. You are so close to the birds! That must feel very fantastic surrounded by nature. :)

  3. Olga beautiful photos of the birds and I love your cat smelling the flowers, ha ha. Holidays leave wonderful memories but they always seem to go so quickly. We are off to Casablanca over Christmas and I know that week will just fly by. Sadly I cannot see the videos as our connection is too slow but your photos make up for that. Take care and keep well Diane

  4. Beautiful photos of your holiday Olga dear, the beach, the sand, the hotel gardens and the treasure you found. The photo of Deniska is gorgeous, such a beautiful cat.
    It does not take long to get back to the daily grind after a holiday, in fact it has been such a long time since I have had a holiday I have forgotten when it was.
    Take care and enjoy your new kitchen.
    xoxoxo ♡

  5. Any photo of Deniska will get 'Top Photo' award from me but I am a total sucker for big fat (not too fat) furry cats, and he looks a total lush lying like that on his back.

    But your other photos are lovely too. :)

  6. time to start planning another vacation :)

  7. Those are interesting sea gulls. The ocean looks beautiful.
    Weather seemed very nice too. It must have been a wonderful holiday.:)

  8. Cuba certainly seems to be your "happy place"

  9. Now that the cold has arrived, these memories are nice to see :))
    This land has a light and bright colors.
    A good reportage Olga.
    a kiss

  10. Beautiful photos. I think the winter in Canada makes you want to fly to a warm island! I hope you get there soon my friend! xo

  11. Olga,
    Always great fun to visit your blog!

    I dropped my jaw at that incredible machine. Scary!

    Toronto has be caught in terrible snowfalls, too much is too bad.
    In Nara, we had the first snowfall on December 9th, but too little.
    But, we are having the coldest winter in decades.

    Cuba looks like a spring paradise for me who am in the middle of a frozen season.

    All of your photos are stunning!


  12. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....

  13. Olga thank you for the excellent photos!!!You take me with you in your travell!! I love R.Carra!!!Very beautiful song and dance!!!Bravo!!I wish you happy holidays and a marry Christmas!! Kisses from Greece.

  14. Te deseo unas felices fiestas llenas de alegría.
    Buen fin de semana,
    ¡Feliz Navidad!
    un abrazo.

  15. Поздравляю с Рождеством Христовым! В этот светлый праздник хочу пожелать мира и спокойствия в вашем доме, добра, взаимопонимания, достатка, любви, счастья, душевного равновесия, успехов во всех начинаниях, побольше радости, крепкого здоровья и всех благ! Пусть оправдываются все ожидания и сбудутся самые заветные мечты!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  16. I enjoyed the photographic memory trip with you. Keep them safe to mull over from time to time.
    I wish you a Happy Christmas!

  17. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  18. Olga Happy 2013 :))
    A kiss. Laura.