Thursday, 4 February 2016

January in Pictures

January, cold and dark days, snow and ice... 
Happy it's over, just dancing the "happy dance", this year I have really realized how much I dislike this month... I had some pretty moments though, so I'm not complaining, just happy to say goodbye January!
What I loved: lots of oranges, reading again Harry Potter, taking pictures, new friends on Instagram, new pen pals from Canada and Australia, my cute little cat (Mathias), hot chocolate, flowers, black and white swans...
I decided to make a botanical calendar each month and at the end of the year I will print it for the next year.
February we are ready!   

What about you? How it was your month? Did you enjoy it?

Sunday, 3 January 2016


On this New Year I wish that you have a wonderful January, a lovely February, a Peaceful March, a stress-free April, a fun-filled May, and Joy that lasts from June to November, and finally a happy December. May my wishes come true and may you have a charming and lucky New Year.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Advent Calendar

Yaay, the countdown officially has begun!!! 
This is my favorite season of the year, with hot chocolates, plans for Christmas, lights all around in windows, beautiful decorations, candies and cookies, Christmas carols and songs, snow, ice skates, wonderful scents, beautiful trees, all the red and gold colors... Isn't it a magical season? 

Wish you all a wonderful Advent!!!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Vignettes in the garden

This year we had lots of pumpkins in the garden and after we harvested them I had to take some photos of these delicious plants. The garden turned to be photo shoot studio.

 And we had lots of nuts too. 

After the hard work of harvesting and taking the pictures I made a heart of colorful leaves that I'm sending to you my dear readers.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Colors of Autumn

"Autumn is second spring when every leaf is a flower."
                                           Albert Camus

Just wanted to share a few photos that I took during the months of autumn.
It's a beautiful season here in Transylvania!
What about your home?

Hope your autumn is as beautiful as mine! :)

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Transylvanian Castles - 2. part

Gorne┼čti - Gernyeszeg
The Teleki Castle

Yesterday we visited a lovely village, Gornesti, situated in the valley of the river Mures. 
Some of my friends came home for vacation and we made a little, one day long trip. It was so nice to hang out with the girls, we had a great day :)

The history of Gornesti (Gernyeszeg-Hungarian) dates back 700 years and on this property, before the castle was a fortress. This was mostly built of stone and had three towers and two bastions and it was surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge over it.
The first Teleki received the village with the fortress as a donation. In the 16th century Mihaly Teleki was the greatest politician in Transylvania. At the end of the 17th century the old building was demolished and Laszlo Teleki decided to build a castle in place of the fortress. The new castle was finished in 1802. 
The last owner was Count Mihaly Teleki. During and after World War II the castle was devastated and in 1949 it was nationalized. The count and his family expelled from their home and forced to live in a basement. Between 1949 and 2011 the castle was transformed into a nursing home for ill children. 
The castle was repossessed to the existing Teleki family only in 2011. 

 We made some funny pictures inside the castle :)
Unfortunately the real and old furniture, art collections and personal assets were all stolen during the war and communist era... The furniture you can see is just some replications and are used primarily for wedding pictures. 
The castle needs a thorough restoration, but it would cost a lot of money. Now-days the successors maintain the building from donations and events. 


The actual form of the park dates form the beginning of the 19th century. There were planted valuable and rare trees, like gingko-biloba, lime, willow, oak trees and cypresses. Part of the former ditch was transformed to a lake with a small island in the middle. Once there were wild ducks and swans too. There are grotesque sculptures around the lake.
There are some other sculptures in the park representing ancient gods and goddesses which were brought to the castle in the early 20th century from Budapest, Hungary.  

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Garden with lots of roses

Won't you come into the garden?
I would like my roses to see you!

Love my boyfriends mother's garden. It's so little and cute and beautiful.
I always feel like I'm in the secret garden.
When she became widow she bought a smaller house with a small garden.
This happened almost two years ago, so the garden is one year old.

The old lady is a piano teacher and last time when we visited her she just took a lesson for a little girl.
Loved to stay and listen her music, on the other chair the little cat was sleeping.
Everything was so calm...

Little Kate, when she woke up, isn't she a cutie? :) 
She is 8 weeks old, and she had three brothers, but two boys found a place where to live, at a lovely family at a farm. One little cat unfortunately died :( 
I'm so happy Kate is healthy!

Corners and flowers of  the garden:

And a last picture about this sweetheart: