April in Flowers

My dear Friends,

What can be better than a new day with beautiful flowers smiling at you? April is in bloom and we cannot miss new life. Every year spring comes differently (i mean weather calendar) and the first blossoms makes people as happy as babies. Being outdoor helps us forget about our worries and problems, and just switch off the brain. My heart jumps in pure delight when I spot the first crocuses. Don’t know why, but these little cuties are my favorite. Every flower has its charm, but these babes make me melt like an ice-cream. They are among the first ones after cold winter days. They are also not so easily found, but it makes them even more attractive to me. I treasure the minutes I saw them and press the button of my camera to capture their beauty.

How lovely to have a walk today and capture the perfect first blooming images! Life cannot be more colorful!

Hope you are happy today!

Thank you for walking with me today!

All the images are available for sale at shutterstock and at gallery!

Love you all!

Enjoy the first blooms!

Yours A

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My Titmice

My dear Friends,

How about a video with titmice?

Everything what you will see is real, there was no training!

I am in love with these cute little birds, they make my heard jump in delight. I am so fond of them that could not resist filming them and sharing with you! They are very smart and cute birds!

Yours Film Director

Eastern Orthodox Easter

My dear Friends,

Not everyone knows but Ukraine is mostly an Eastern Orthodox country that celebrates her Easter in the other day. There is one for the Catholic Church and one for the Orthodox Church. On rare occasions the two dates fall on the same day. The reasoning behind the different dates comes down to the church and the modern day calendar.

This year we celebrate our Easter today, 8th of April. Paska, along with krashanky – which are dyed hardboiled eggs, usually of one simple colour and meant for eating at the Easter feast – are placed in the basket with lit candles and brought to the church on Easter morning. The Easter baskets are blessed by the priest and taken home by the families. After the ceremony, and sometimes after going back to sleep, families celebrate Easter morning with food from the basket. I confess that many Ukrainians get used to putting not only eggs and paska into their basket but also ham, horseradish, vegetables and even wine. Thus, their Easter breakfasts are quite nutritious. I certainly would like to be different and bring in my basket with only eggs and paskas in it…

More interesting facts you will find in my book that is going to be published soon…very soon!

Happy Sunday!

 

Hello, Fish

HelloHal: Halból a legjobb! Best Fish in Hungarian!

Hello Hal Fishbar located in a food bustling part of Pest is certainly distinguishing itself. As you enter the place you are welcomed by a magnificent wooden setting, a delightful marriage of home coziness with pillows at windows and the luxuries of modernity. Almost at once my gaze fell on the big wall decoration showing the map of fish places. This is a lovely idea that catches your attention. The wooden décor allows the simplistic beauty of food to shine, though beauty is not the only thing bringing folks to Hello Hal.

The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering fish dishes. There are not many places in Hungary where you can taste fish since its national cuisine is mostly meat-oriented.  Therefore this place is of particular interest to me as I am a seafood lover. I like Hello Hal and would like to become its ambassador to advertise it to locals and tourists.

Kiváló hely, isteni ízek, kiváló személyzet. Komoly gasztronómiai projekt unikális a magyar piacon. Csak így tovább!

And what is your favorite place to eat? Share with us in the comments!

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International Day of Happiness

Dear Friends,

Have you every heard of the International Day of Happiness?

The International Day of Happiness was introduced by the General Assembly of the United Nations during 2012 and was celebrated for the first time in 2013.

The original idea came from the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayan region of Asia. There, the population is thought by many to be among the happiest in the world due to the holistic approach to life and the amount of importance which is placed on the well being of people and communities, as much as material wealth.

I guess it is a good reason to stop for a moment and think about what is happiness? You may find the answer at once or think of it for a longer time. But it seems to me that happiness is when you feel yourself happy no matter of anything. Hell with everything, I am happy today to share my recent photoworks (a good reason to make this day special and order a canvas here pictorem):

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For any business or advertising campaign please search for your image at  shutterstock     or   sign up with my personal link: https://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=181531242   to become a contributor and show your wonderful pictures to this world. Do not forget that when you refer a customer to Shutterstock, you’ll earn 20% of their first payment, up to $200 (For example, if you refer a buyer whose first purchase is a $249 monthly membership, 20% ($49) will be added to your current account:

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And what is happiness for you?

Happy International Happiness Day to You! Be happy!

Yours Ann

Share Your News

Dear Friends,

How about something to read?

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Hope my first issue was entertaining! In case you would like to get a copy of it to your email, please contact me via the comments. I also invite any of you to join my newspaper team and write with us. I really need creative writers who is eager to share his/her great ideas. I hope to devote some issues of my newspaper to many talented bloggers who would be eager to give me an interview. I am willing to create a newspaper where everyone can write and read something that is important/interesting for people and world in general. Let’s have fun and share it with others!

Looking forward to hearing your ideas and welcome to my team!

Love you all,

Yours A

Snow in Kyiv

Dear Friends,

You know how much I love my city, but even more I love Kyiv under snow.  But instead of words I better share my short film with you :

“Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person” ― Sylvia Plath

Snowfall in my city is the adventure bonded with childhood happiness. I open you my snoworld and let you dance with me! Are you ready for some fun?

Let me know what makes you happy?

Looking forward for many comments and visits at my gallery : https://www.pictorem.com/profile/Ann.Romanenko

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Love you all,

Yours A

 

A Little Village

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I happened to pay a visit to a little village at the river…

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The local Hungarians who are lucky to live at the north bank of Danube always said: “Visegrad has the castle, but Nagymaros has the view”.  I totally agree with it.

Nagymaros Photos at Shutterstock

The ferry between Nagymaros and Visegrád, which is in service since May 1890, brought me to the opposite side of Danube. I confess I enjoyed this little river voyage and could not resist making several pictures. The port building – where the restaurant Maros is settled now -was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the shipping company.

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A first reference to the village is in a document from the 13th century when the king joined it to Visegrád, one of the royal residential centers of those days. Today Nagymaros with its more than 4 000 inhabitants and its infrastructure functions as a small center of the area between Vac (the next bigger town) and the Slovakian border.

Every village or city has its main square, Nagymaros is of no exception. FŐ TÉR (or main square in English) looks now almost as 150 years ago. The only missing element in its architectural look, as I heard, is the Casino with a restaurant and hotel rooms, which was destroyed in 1944.

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I read that the Gothic tower (built in 1509) of the Roman Catholic Church is the only  monument in the Danube bend, which remained from the Middle-Ages. It has its saint who is St Martin, the bishop of Tours (France). He was born in the 4th century in the western part of today’s Hungary and he has been always a very popular saint among Hungarian Catholics. Church is closed, so you may take a look at it only.

Nagymaros Photos at Shutterstock

At the end of my trip around the village I spotted a charming gallery and cafe where I ordered a cup of aromatic cappuccino. There were not too many people, so I chose the table at the terrace where I could enjoy warm sunny weather. I felt happy while sitting at this home-like cafe sipping my sweet drink.

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Thank you for joining me!

Many photos from this village can bu purchased via Nagymaros Photos at Shutterstock or later at my gallery Pictorem.

Did you travel recently? Where have you been? What did you see?

I’d love to hear from you!

Love you all,

Yours Ann

 

DRESS UP YOUR WALLS

Our home is our castle where comfort and coziness are important. Also, our home is the best place to discover our design skills. Every design is unique reflecting your inner world. A lot can be said about the owner from the arrangement of furniture, color of walls, and other decor stuff.

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Credit for the birth of interior design is most often given to the Ancient Egyptians, who decorated their humble mud huts with simple furniture enhanced by animal skins or textiles, as well as murals, sculptures, and painted vases.

Wall decor is the easiest feature of your home to change around and update, so why not dress up your walls with beautiful winter landscape picture?  House in Winter Forest

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This is a 410 GSM heavy fine art premium canvas made from high-quality Canadian wood pine using the latest HP Vivera original ink printing technology.  Pictorem offers unique giant and panoramic sizes as well as provides the manual inspection of colors resolution and sharpness on every single canvas. 100% refunding program in case you don’t like your ordered canvas. Free shipping to US and Canada.

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A great present for any occasion (think about upcoming Valentine’s Day) and for every home available at Your Picture at attractive prices and 40% discount! Why not make your walls look gorgeous!

Also for stock photography please visit  My Shutterstock !

Have a gorgeous day!

I’d love to hear your opinion!

Yours Ann