The weather is getting colder in Slovenia and every morning, there’s a thin layers of ice on the grass. I can totally feel the winter coming! Time for hat and gloves.
Going out in the cold is not exactly my favorite thing to do. I rather stay warm and cozy. Although, there’s an exception every once in a while, right?
Last night was cold and cloudy, but it was also the Supermoon. A full moon is called a Supermoon when it coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth, it gives the impression of a bigger and larger moon. Despite my dislike for the cold weather, I just had to go outside and witness it with my own eyes. (Fortunately, we didn’t have to go very far to find a spot far from the “city” lights – our backyard did just fine!)
According to the astronomers, yesterday’s full moon was the biggest, closest as well as brightest since 1948! The next Supermoon that will be this close will only be in 2034.
Supermoon with Cloudy Sky
Supermoon and Shadow Pinetrees
Unfortunately, the sky was very cloudy and it hid the brightest of the moon. We rarely take photos in the evening or at night and need a lot more practice. 🙂
In Slovenia, it is believed that the full moon – polna luna is affect immensely the behaviors of Slovenians, although there is no proven scientific reasons. Believe it or not?
Until next time,
One of the most popular and healthy activities for locals is indeed mushroom-picking! Due to the three different climates (Alpine, Mediterranean and Pannonian) in Slovenia, a wide variety of mushrooms grow in abundance. It is a real paradise.
In Slovenia, most forest paths and walking trails are accessible to anyone, even if it is someone else’s property. Although, trespassing is not allowed if the property is fenced or marked otherwise with a sign.
During the mushroom-picking season, from the end of March to November, there is always a lot of Slovenians roaming the surrounding forests with bags or baskets, especially in the popular spot, such as Pokljuka, near Bled.
Obviously, not all mushrooms are edible. Mushroom-pickers are familiar with the various variety of mushrooms and they only select those that they know are 100% safe to eat. And be careful not to pick too much at once, as there is a limit of 2 kg per person!
Although, even if you don’t want to pick the mushrooms yourself, you can still enjoy their delicious freshness by buying them from local markets.
Mushrooms within Leaves
Bouquet of Mini Mushrooms in Autumn
Little Mushrooms in the Sun
Little Mushroom in Autumn
Pair of Round and Spiky Mushrooms in Autumn
Mushroom-picking is a very interesting and relaxing activity, but my husband and I are more interested into photographing those little natural beauty.
Until next time,
Beautiful sight of Rovinj
Jellyfish in the Sea
Lapinou en Voyage, by the Sea
View of St. Euphemia Church from Street
Wonderful sight of Rovinj Old Town
Walking in Marina Rovinj
Lovely Street in Old Town Rovinj
Lapinou en Voyage, amazed in Rovinj
Old town Rovinj from the Port
View of Rovinj from Marina
Roving at After Sunset
These photos were taken during Vacations in Rovinj, Croatia in end of August 2016.
Due to the heavy rain forecast in Gorenjska on June 20th, my husband and I decided to go visit and help his sister, who lives in Podvrh, a small village near Sevnica with her partner.
Luckily, the weather was hot and sunny! After a good day of painting and work, we took a small stroll during the evening. I noticed right away the beautiful full moon and urged my husband to hurry and bring the cameras!
Strawberry Solstice Moon
Usually, the full moon of June is called the Strawberry Moon, referring to the beginning of the fruit harvest season.
This year, the full moon is known as the Strawberry Solstice Moon as the June full moon is also the Summer Solstice day – a rather rare event. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the next one will only be in Winter 2094!
Slovenians tend to make a lot of important decision based on the moon phase. It is also believed to have some special effects on their behaviors. Believe it or not? Read more about the Full Moon in Slovenia.
Under the Beautiful Stars at Podvrh
We don’t often venture outside for late evening or night photography (but after this experience, it might change!). During the Strawberry Solstice Moon, the sky was clear and the moonlight simply fantastic and we were able to get this nice landscape shot, right? 🙂
Until next time,
Šmartno from View Tower
Inside the Church of St. Martin in Šmartno
Landscape of Goriska Brda
View of the Adriatic Sea from Cerje Hills
View from the Fifth Floor
Photo or Painting – Inside the Dobrovo Castle
These photos were taken during Early Canada Day Celebration in Goriška Brda, in June 2016.
Tiny Waterdrops on Lyre Flower
Honey Bee on Raspberry Bloom
Spider on Leaf
Fire Bug on Lovely Daisy
Fire Bug with Pollen
Curious Fire Bug on Daisy
Close-up Fire Bug on Daisy
Waterdrop on Grass
Red-Eye Fly on Leaf
Close-Up Dandelion Seed Head
Mid-Flight Honey Bee
Shield Bug on a Leaf
Busy Honey Bee on Raspberry Bloom
Beetle on Viola Tricolor
Taking advantage of the good weather in Slovenia, we decided to have some fun and took some photos in the garden and around!
These photos were taken around the house, end of May 2016.
Beautiful Rapids in Soteska Vintgar
Slower Part of Radovna river
The Žumer Galleries
Little Bird with Lunch Across the River
Reflections from Puddle Along the River
Beautiful River and Wooden Path
These photos were taken during a small outing at the Soteska Vintgar on a Cloudy Day, May 2016.
Little Egret in the Salt Field
Endless Salt Pans in Sečovlje
Remains of Saltmakers House
Curious Shorebird in the Salt Field
Beautiful Flowers in Sečovlje
Lera Salt Pans in Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
Evaporation Basins in Sečovlje
These photos were taken during our visit of the Traditional Salt-Making in Slovenia at the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, end of April 2016.
A little Red Ant Climbing Wood in Bohinj, Slovenia
Massive amount of rock statues, Vršič Pass
Delicious Slovenian Cream Cake, Kreamšnita, in a Paper Boat in Castle Bled, Slovenia
Looking up the Bell Tower of St-Nicholas Church in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sunny Day at the Slovenian Coast
Impressive View of the Largest Castle above a Cave
Adorable Lipicanec taking a Selfie
Beautiful Emerald Water in Tolminska Korita
Beautiful View from the top of the Vršič Pass
Beautiful Ceiling and Chandelier of the St-Georges Chapel in Ljubljana Castle
Beautiful Fountain of Robba with glimpse of a Church in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Romantic Love Locks on the Butcher’s Bridge in Old Ljubljana
Beautiful Church of St. John the Baptist and Bridge at Lake Bohinj
These photos were taken all around Slovenia, when my parents came visit me, at the end of August 2015.
Today, a friend of mine asked me to send her a picture of me and fiance. So, I went looking for one, and soon realized that I didn’t have many pictures of us two together.
The main reason being that most of the time, we travel around just the two of us, therefore taking photos of each other or doing some silly selfies…
Nevertheless, I did find a very nice shot I took from my phone, the day after he proposed with my awesome birthday cake (which is, by the way, now name after me at my favorite baker Slaščičarstvo Cerkovnik).
I do love this picture! ❤
It makes me realize that time flies so fast, and our wedding is just around the corner! And then I will have tons of photos of us two to share!