"Дзинь" - прозвенела росинка.
Donnerstag, Juli 31, 2008
"Дзинь" - прозвенела росинка.
Mintie (and the 24 cats in the card!) for the beautiful card, Bangkok cards and an absolutely wonderful Elisabeth of Austria photoshopped card. And for sending everything beforehand (it was quite a problem, the lady from the next block got your package again so I got it only several days ago!)
Angel for the beautiful Greek-themed card and the amazing video. I did recognize many works but there were still many I did not know!
Paula for the card (either my internet connection is too low or I don’t have some FlashPlayer so I did not see the picture, but I could read you kind words all the same!)
Katie, Katya, Alena, Anya and Anatoliy for kind words on vkonakte.ru. Tanya A. for her wishes on odnoklassniki.ru.
Olga Vladimirovna for the phone call and kind words. Also thanks for calls to Maria Ivanovna, Katya and cousin Misha.
Vadim Vitalyevich who did not know it was my birthday but surprized me with – “a text to translate into good hands” (quoting him). Lol!
Kindred spirit Lena for kind words, the poem and the presents I will get some time in August when I’m back from river cruise with mum and dad.
Isabella for kind words here on the blog and Michelle for the message on facebook. Also thank you Isa for Lord Nelson caramel tea, I finally tasted it yesterday morning. Hat geschmeckt :-)
Godmother and granny for their love and cards and presents and for coming and tasting Eiswein and lunch with me.
Mum for helping me with the cake and other food. And for pink gladioli.
(Auntie) Tanya for the best present – a silver necklace!
Vera Pavlovna and Sasha for flowers and presents (the box from the cups will do perfectly to keep letters!) and for the fun with the stuffed dog. And for being patient with me crying (I cannot sing) some songs from “Elisabeth” in the car ;-)
My sister Sveta (in advance) for bringing me something lovely from Creta on the 10th and leaving mum only for myself for whole ten days! And for helping me lighting the candles on the cake ;-)
A bit of cake for everyone, If you need the recipe just let me know. Never again a package of 24 candles will be enough for my cakes…
Happy and wearing Tanya’s necklace if you can discern it!
Birthday girl and red roses in the café courtyard (they cannot cook there but it does not matter!)
Samstag, Juli 19, 2008
A lady with an umbrella
The firs two were painted by Isaac Levitan, one of the most famous (and one of my favourite) landscape painters. Lucky me, I've been to his museum 3 or 4 times before, but it's already 7 years since my last visit. His museum is in Pless, a little town on the Volga, and we always visited it when on river cruises with the family. And, more lucky me, at the beginning of August we are going on a river cruise again in so many years and we'll be visiting Pless again!!
Well, the first painting is a little romantic, and the second one is Russian summer itself.
The third painting was painted by Ivan Kramskoy (the lady is his niece Ludmila). I love it very much for the lady's elegance and the summer feel and I'm proud it's in our local art museum in Nizhny Novgorod (so I've seen the original, not only a postcard copy!).
Maybe I'll find something else on Russian summer in painting, or summer in Russian painting, any way you like to put it. But I'm not promising :-)
Als ich fortging war die Strasse steil - kehr wieder um
Nimm an ihremem Kummer teil, mach sie heil.
Als ich fortging war der Asphalt heiss - kehr wieder um
Red Ihr aus um jeden Preis, was sie weiss
Nichts ist unendlich, so sieh das doch ein
Ich weiss, du willst unendlich sein - schwach und klein
Feuer brennt nieder, wenn's keiner mehr nährt
Kann ja selber, was dir heut widerfährt.
Als ich fortging warn die Arme leer - kehr wieder um
mach's ihr leichter einmal mehr, nicht so schwer.
Als ich fortging kam ein Wind so schwach - warf mich nicht um,
unter ihrem Tränendach war ich schwach
Nichts ist unendlich, so sieh das doch ein,
Ich weiß, du willst unendlich sein, schwach und klein.
Nichts ist von Dauer, wenn's keiner recht will,
Auch die Trauer wird dasein, schwach und klein
Picture: photo of the road some three weeks ago when I was returning from granny's (colour, brightness and contrasr adjusted).
A video from youtube with the song hidden in the link.