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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Taste of Summer

A Taste of Summer by Cobra_11
A Taste of Summer, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

Treasures from the beach :-)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Three black stones

Three black stones by Cobra_11
Three black stones, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

I've found these three stones in my drawer today. I like stones very much. They come in all sorts of colours, but I like their shapes and textures even more. These three are completely black. They are so smooth and pleasant to feel that I've decided to keep them on my desk as a stress-relief thing: twirl them around in my hand and the results are better than with any Chinese meditation balls :-)

Monday, May 28, 2012


Vision by Cobra_11
Vision, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." (Hellen Keller)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Deliciously white

Deliciously white by Cobra_11
Deliciously white, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

I just love marshmallows :-)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Have you ever wondered what colours taste like?

"Thomas can't see colours, but he can hear them and smell them and touch them and taste them."
"Red is sour like unripe strawberries and as sweet as watermelon. It hurts when he finds it on his scraped knee."
(from: The Black Book of Colours by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria)

I ordered this book last week and it arrived yesterday. It's a very special book. It's called "The Black Book of Colours" and it's completely black, but it's about colours - about the way blind people experince colours. The book is written in Braille and it has black illustrations that you have to explore by touch. Of course, there's the white text for people to read, too, and the illustrations are visible, as well. The book connects the world of the blind and the world of the sighted people. It's fantastic! I just wish there were more such books available!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pansies in our garden

Pansies in our garden by Cobra_11
Pansies in our garden, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

We planted these pansies last moth, when they were still very small and fragile. In a month, they have grown into big "bushes". We planted 10 bowls with these little flowers in a range of colours and the garden looks absolutely stunning :-)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Yellow princess

Yellow princess by Cobra_11
Yellow princess, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

We've always had irises in our garden. So far, we've had small violet ones, big dark-and-light violet ones and white ones. Last summer, we exchanged some plants with a neighbour. She gave us plants of several different colours and this yellow one was the first of the new irises to blossom. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Daisy by Cobra_11
Daisy, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

The daisies in our garden are in full blossom :-)