May 31, 2011

Lizards and turquoise

I've finished with new earings. Pressed turquoise, metallic findings. Custom.


May 25, 2011

Belorussian holodnik

The summer promisses to be hot again. So, I began to remind the "summer recipes". Spain gazpacho, russian okroshka, indian raita... I used all of them. And not long ago I tried something new. It's belorussian holodnik.

Take 0.5 kg of boiled beets, 0.5 kg of fresh cucumbers, 5-6 sprouts of green onion and 1 l of savory yogurt (or kefir - it's original for belorussian recipe). 
Grate the beets and cucumbers, add cold yogurt and sliced onion, add some salt and ground black pepper. Mix well.
I also added some soy sauce - I like it with kefir.
Bon appetite! :)

PS And what "summer recipes" do you use?

May 23, 2011

Chlorophytum blossoms

As far as I know, some times ago chlorophytum considered to belong to Liliaceae family. Now the science says it belongs to Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae, but... look at this macro! Isn't it a small gentle lily?!

May 18, 2011

Where the Earth ends...

These are the places I live. These are the places I love. :)

 The Saint Elias' cape, the south end of Theodosian bay.

And the Theodosian lighthouse:

It's 112 years old, and it still safes the ships near our dangerous  searshores. I think there is something magic in the nature of lighthouses. Lighthouse. The house of light. Isn't it a miracle - to keep the light in a house?..

May 12, 2011

Blossoming Hawthorn

My new beads coord. I've called it "Blossoming hawthorn". Necklace, bracelet and earings.

May 10, 2011

May Mists

This May is so misty... I failed to make bright and expressive landscape pics. Only mists and rains, rains and mists...
But having failed with landscapes, I succeeded with falderols! I tried to make outdoors photoes of bijouterie, and I like the results. Here are some:

May 7, 2011

Wild Irises

May is the time of wild irises here. I love them very much, so, on the first May day I went to take some pics in the hills.