Monday, October 31, 2011

the last day of october


It has been raining since I got up and it really seems to me that everything outside is monochrome. No colors. Practically all colorful leaves have fallen down already.
Every year I try not to pay so much attention to this terrible weather or even pretend I like it but nothing ever changes. Such weather makes me depressed. There are no sunny days at all, the sky is cloudy and it rains, rains and rains...
All I can do is to wait for snow. The snow that will cover everything and bring the sun back.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

mother cat has a rest

This must be the sweetest kitty ever! I,m so glad, I captured this moment, sitting in this way is so typical of her.
You might have seen this cat already here. Now she doesn,t look so exhausted :)



Have a nice weekend,
Vera

Friday, October 28, 2011

What is obvious?

A few days ago one of my German friends who had taken part in the exchange last year sent me a message. He wrote it would be sad if we all lose contact and then I sent him a huge reply because since I,d known that there would be a new exchange I can’t stop thinking of the happiest time in my life and I admit we are about to lose contact and feel so sorry for that. I just could not resist sharing everything that was in my mind because I cannot stand to keep all thoughts to myself.
I was so inspired by my last reply (Weird, I know. How can anybody be inspired by himself?) that I decided to turn it into this post.
I took part in the exchange with German students twice and that was the best time in my life. That was unforgettable, truly unforgettable. I remember every minute, every word, every detail and it all means so much to me.
The truth is that those who also took part in the exchange do not really care about keeping in contact with each other and that makes me extremely sad. I remember how close and united we all were. I remember how we all cried in the airport and said we would never forget each other. Was it fake? I cannot believe in it.  
There is nothing more between us than just “likes” on facebook. Sometimes my exchange partner writes me messages but they always sound like “I miss you”. Well, I miss you too, my dear, but I think we simply do not have to mention that, as it’s obvious.
Wait… Is it obvious for everybody?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hope, you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today my sweetheart came back from the countryside where he had spent about 5 months with my grandmother! He has to get used to living in a flat :) I guess, it,s not so easy.
In the evening I,ll help him to take a bath because there are so many fleas in his fur! I can,t even imagine how so many fleas can live in one dog,s fur! Hope, my sweety will get rid of all that jumping insects after taking a bath!



A few days ago Rebekah ( Check out her blog, her writing is amazing!) asked me about the weather in St. Petersburg. Well, it has become very cold already. I rains and there are practically no sunny days. I,m not a fan of such weather, it makes me upset and bored but this is autumn, anyway.

I,ll talk to you soon, have a nice day,
Vera

Saturday, October 22, 2011

one lovely kitten

So sorry for not posting last couple of days. I couldn,t afford any time because I was busy with my studies.
I took these pictures a week ago.
That was my last weekend in the countryside this year. Leaves were falling down, the sky was cloudy... What dreamy days! You know, I love autumn so much!





Have a nice weekend,
Vera

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

yellow

Hi, guys! I wish I could talk to you more often but I,m so busy with my studies.
I took this picture about two weeks ago: high time to post it, right? I love these bright yellow leaves so much!
Tomorrow I,m having extra German lessons. I finally found a new German teacher and I,m going to study thoroughly so that next time I,m in Deutschland I will be able to understand my friends and to communicate with them easily :)



P.S.
How could I forget to tell you! It has been snowing for about two hours today! Unfortunately, I was at school and couldn,t take any photos and when I came home the snow had already melted.

Have a nice day,
Vera

Saturday, October 15, 2011

When leaves are falling down...

I thought there were too much cat photos this week and hope, you don,t mind me sharing these pics :)
Know what? It was snowing! Actually, it can,t be called the real snow but you can see it on this pictures, that small white grains!









Have a nice weekend,
Vera

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Puppies!

What I love about blogging is the way the idea of what to write comes. If I write nothing, it means I have not enough time. It could be easier if I wrote in Russian but that would be boring. While writing a post I translate lots of words to make sure there won,t be any mistakes.
I just found the way of learning English that suits me perfectly. I,m not sure if everyone else would like to learn English through blogging.

When I was working with this this awesome grey kitty I noticed a mama dog with two puppies! I just couldn,t miss the chance to take photos of  them though I was a little bit afraid of their mother who was definitely ready to protect them but nothing terrible happened when I came up closer to the puppies. They are so sweet! I hope, someone will take them home. That is unfair if such lovely puppies are homeless.



Have a nice day,
Vera

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Grey kitties


It was rainy last weekend and I didn,t hope I would meet someone as sweet as this grey kitty. This pretty grey lady is definitely one of the most photogenic cats I,ve ever seen. She reminds me very much of Kuzya, my model number one, but Kuzya spent so much time sleeping and his eyes are closed while this lady has such captivating yellow (!) widely opened eyes.
At the end of the photoshoot she tried to cose on my knees as it was really cold that day.
Taking photos of such awesome kitties is such a pleasure! They neither ran away nor come up too close.
Of course, cats that ran away make me upset sometimes, especially if they are very very lovely and sweet but those kitties that come up to my shoes make taking nice pictures literally impossible. Oh, and it is even worse if they began to meow like I,m their owner who forgot to feed them! It is nearly impossible to take any photos of such anxious cats!










Have a nice day,
Vera

Monday, October 10, 2011

seaside



Just a new video from Greece for today.
I wish I could write smth reasonable but I have a lot to do. I,m so boring, I know :)

Have a nice day,
Vera

Sunday, October 9, 2011

So sorry for the lack of posts. I really hadn,t much time to take new pics and I didn,t finish any of my texts in English.
My everyday life is quite boring: I spend 6 days a week at school and have to study lots of subjects that I do not need at all.
I had a wonderful weekend and have taken lots of cat photos but I actually don,t have time to write a long post and right now I have to go and to do some homework at least :)
I,ll talk to you soon, guys!



I just love these captivating eyes!


Have a good day!
Vera

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

weekend in the country

A few words about the last weekend in the country.
Well, the weather wasn,t fine at all. It was rainy, windy and cold. Not a great weather for walking with a camera but I managed to finish my text about Wiesbaden. This month I,m obsessed with writing short texts about my life and everything I,m interested in. ( Sorry, I write that "I,m obsessed" in every single post but I really am!) I notice more and more often that my English is far from being perfect but, you know, without that bad written texts it will never improve.

Back to the weekend. This is actually a sad story.
The village where our country house is situated is surrounded by dense forests. Foxes, wolves, bobcats and even bears can be found there. It,s not a joke, my granny once saw a bobcat right in the village and several years ago wolves killed her dog.
My granny used to have 3 lovely kitties. This Summer two of them disappeared. They just didn,t return home one day. This is nature, but gosh, that two kitties were the sweetest creatures ever!

The one cat which is still alive, the oldest one, has a kitten. This baby is just way too playful! He was active and spirited for the whole night. How can anybody fall asleep when a small naughty kitten is playing??? Guess what? Right! In the morning I found him sleeping!
Moreover, it turned out he was camera shy!
To get better lighting I took him outside and asked my mom to hold him because I didn,t want this guy to run away. That all was a drama for him as he was outside for the first time in his entire life. I had only about a minute to take some pics of the kitten because he started to meow and scream. I guess, no one can stand a screaming little kitten!





Have a nice day,

Vera

Monday, October 3, 2011

a cat in black & white



Just a very small update today because I have a hundred and one things to do!
I,m completely obsessed with shooting cats in black & white but it works only if a cat is quite charismatic and cute. This one definitely is!

Have a nice day!

Vera

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Take me back

Our teacher told us, there would be an exchange with German students.
 I won’t take part in it. I did twice but… maybe it’s time to stop. There is always the right time to stop.
It must be an addiction. I got used to thinking about Wiesbaden and people who live there.  
 Every day I imagine myself coming back. Every evening I tell myself that tomorrow there will be a brand new day. One day I’ll come back. One day I’ll see my friend’s smile.
I love Wiesbaden. These are not just words, I really do.
I can tell you without any doubts that time spent in Wiesbaden is the best in my life. I met so many wonderful people there! They taught me to enjoy every moment of life, not to waste time and to love. Don’t get me wrong, when I say that my German friends taught me to love I do not mean that I hadn’t loved anyone before. Trust me, being so far away from your friends is hard and you understand suddenly how much every moment, every second spent with them means. Every time you try to explain yourself that they are ok but just far way from where you are your heart refuses to believe in it.
Time passes quickly. I got used to my new life where every day was full of thoughts about my friends and full of dreams about coming back. If you love, it doesn’t matter for how long you have to wait.
Nothing compares to what you feel when after months of writing e-mails you can finally see friends!
I don,t envy those who will fly to my wonderful Wiesbaden. They’ll be happy there, I know it.