Saturday, October 28, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Focaccia [Daily Photo #573]

I baked a focaccia today, with olives, garlic and rosemary on top.

It was delicious! =D

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Plant That Moves [Daily Photo #572]

When I got a calathea plant I had no idea it'd be scratching walls and making rustling sounds spookily. =D Turns out, every day calatheas move their leaves up and down because why not, right? =D

“Calathea [...] closes its leaves at night and opens them again in the morning! This is the reason why Calathea is also called the ‘living plant’. The plant owes this ability to a small ‘joint’ between the leaf and stem. Light moves the joints and, as a result, Calathea’s leaves open and close – which is sometimes accompanied by a rustling sound.”

So, I took three photos of our calathea today:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Coffee and Bakery [Daily Photo #571]

I had a dream last night where I was in a café with friends, and there were so many delicious things like apple pies and chocolate chip muffins, and I was trying to choose something and it was very hard, and then I didn't manage to choose anything in time because I woke up! Aww. So, after hearing about my plight, my husband bought some bakery for us and said I can get to choose now which one I want. =D Isn't he sweet?

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kitsune [Daily Photo #570]

Kitsune: “Hello, have you been studying Japanese lately?”
Um... Does singing in Japanese count?.. No?...
Kitsune: ...
あの。。。 頭が痛いです。

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Croissants [Daily Photo #566]

Yesterday I made some croissants. No, not from scratch, I bought Danerolles dough. =D They are really fun to make! And not only they are delicious, but these croissants are also vegan!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Red Sun [Daily Photo #565]

Yesterday the sun looked unusually red high in the sky, due to dust from Sahara and particles from forest fires in Portugal and Spain. The particles in the air scattered the blue colour out, leaving only reds and yellows. It looked so strange, as if the sun was having a second sunrise in the middle of the sky – the reds were very similar to the sunrise/sundown reds.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Great Sauna Journey [Daily Photo #562]

Nora (elephant): “You sure you know the way, Kaneli? Looks like a rocky path.”
Kaneli (duck): “Of course! Been there before!”

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Coffee, Books and Salad [Daily Photo #558]

Got two books from the library yesterday! A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo and The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami (translated by Allison Markin Powell). Haven't read these authors before, so – excite! ^u^

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fabric Petals [Daily Photo #557]

I certainly prefer real plants (of which I don't have enough!), but it's nice to have a few artificial ones for variety. ^^ Here are some flowers I got from IKEA long ago.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Birch Leaves [Daily Photo #555]

Whoa it's my 555th daily photo post! So many photos I've posted here, and I still want to keep doing that. ^^ Today's daily is lovely birch leaves, in autumnal yellow.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hardcovers [Daily Photo #551]

You might have noticed that I like books a lot. =D And I like to keep them in good condition, so of course I prefer hardcovers as they are more durable. But. I was quite disappointed when I discovered that most of the time hardcovers from USA have very plain covers with pretty dust jackets on top. It feels like cheating. =D You pay a lot more but the durable cover of the book is plain, and the pretty dust jacket won't last long unless you're very careful. Meh!

*grumble grumble*

I guess I'm a spoiled child of USSR. Most of my Russian books are hardcovers, as they are more common than paperbacks and affordable there, and most of Russian hardcovers don't have dust jackets. Have a look!
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