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It's early Saturday afternoon and I'm too lazy for anything else right now, so it's picspam time!

All pics from this week, most from Tuesday's walk by the river, with a couple of exceptions. Common theme: spring. Nothing very artsy, I'm afraid.

All but the first one are taken with the Fuji F31 pocket camera.

A very sucky picture, but.... this is what made me blink the other day when I came home. Right outside the door to our stairwell, a bunny taken out for a walk. I did not quite expect that!

Trees are waking up.

Dogs are not.

Spring in yellow and green.

Moss and stuff.

More moss and stuff.

Spring in purple.

River. With a traffic sign in it. I can has no idea where that came from.

More yellow and green.

Yellow and green is trendy.

Spring river.

Snail and mussel thingies.

Today seems to be genuinely warm - around 15°C or so, and the first time this year that I woke up because I was too hot. Sunny. Windy, too, but that's kind of usual. Definitely need to go out later, but I still need to wake up a bit first... it's been an exhausting week, once again.

Date: 2009-04-25 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pretteh pics! Can't seem to pick out a favourite... that bunny definitely makes me think 'plot bunny attack' every time I see it, although I suppose being on a lead might control it. A bit.

Date: 2009-04-25 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sadly I don't think it was a plot bunny. I've yet to have any bright ideas after spotting it!

Date: 2009-04-25 10:56 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Oh, oh, the bunny - I can't take my eyes off it! It's so cute that for a moment I thought it couldn't be a real one.

Snails and mussels - yum! Where did I put the garlic and the parsley?

Date: 2009-04-25 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You iz ebil, LOL!

By any chance, do you know if common garden snails are the same as the commendable escargots? There's an invasion in my garden, they look yummy, I do not use chemicals AND I have plenty of garlic and parsley ;)

Date: 2009-04-25 01:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Common garden snails are good, but the whole process is complicated. You have to catch and put them into a wicker basket (or a crate with aeration - with a very heavy lid, because they're much stronger than one could suspect) - and let them diet for at least 3 days (but some say a whole week). That's because they eat plants that are toxic for humans, so you want those thoroughly out of their system. After that you'll have to wash them, sort the dead ones, possibly disgorge them with salt (some do it, some do not), prepare the stock, boil them for hours; take them out of the shells, put the garlic butter in the shell, put the snail back, put more butter over the snail... and finally warm them in the oven just before eating.

On the other hand, you can prepare in advance and freeze them, so... good hunt!

Date: 2009-04-25 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When I first saw it, I thought it was a white cat playing outside our house. Then I noticed the ears. And the hopping. And blinked.

You'd have to fish them out of the water first! And they looked rather sandy...

Date: 2009-04-25 11:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Afternoon? What afternoon? Where's my morning gone?!? Oh, well...

I'd never seen a bunny taken out for a walk before. I'll concede it makes some sense only if the owner is a writer *g*

Green and yellow - gorgeous! It was fashionable 3 weeks ago down here: we're at the green-and-blue stage right now.
And I'm a bit envious of your luxuriant moss :))

Date: 2009-04-25 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Where has my Saturday gone? :|

I've never seen one being walked/hopped outside on a leash either. It was definitely one of those bzuh? moments. Dogs and cats I'm used to, but a bunny outside a block of flats... not so much!

We seem to have pretty much everything all at once right now. Batch two of the picspam should have green and white and purple and blue. :-D As for the moss... we have that, yes. Everywhere. Even new pavement only takes a year to get a nice little cover of moss. And lots of trees look more grey or green than brown in the trunks, as they're all moss-covered. Comes with the very humid climate and living right by the sea, I suppose!

Date: 2009-04-25 11:57 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
love the snail.

The bunny made me blink too.

Date: 2009-04-25 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The bunny was just such a surprise. Not something one expects to see when coming home to a block of flats!

Date: 2009-04-25 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lovely pics! I can see why the bunny made you blink.

Date: 2009-04-25 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! And yes, it was very definitely not what I am used to see when coming home. :-D

Date: 2009-04-25 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I love all the yellow and green! And the cute little bunny. Spring is *probably* my favorite season-- and especially this year, after a horridly long winter.

Date: 2009-04-25 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Spring is really lovely, yes. I can't wait for it to actually turn green here - right now we just have the first tiny patches of new grass here and there and the first wild flowers, but in general, the ground and trees are still all grey and drab. Shouldn't take more than a week or two now though, as it's finally got warmer.

Date: 2009-04-25 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YAY!! Spring! Beautiful pics - as always. =D

Date: 2009-04-25 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I do love spring - all those pretty little tiny flowers everywhere. :-D

Date: 2009-04-25 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I sooooooooooooo love your pics. I think bunny might be my favorite. XD

Date: 2009-04-25 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! It's a pity I didn't have a better camera at hand when I saw that bunny (and the light conditions were horrid, far too harsh contrasts and wrong angles), but it was too cute to not share. :-D

Date: 2009-04-25 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, yeah, I suppose it might have been a bit awkward. But cute nonetheless. :D

Date: 2009-04-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just always look forward to your pictures. I can feel spring! All your pictures are like a great travel advertisement. :D

Date: 2009-04-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Crap, that we me. :)

Date: 2009-04-25 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL! Happens. And thanks - I'm just lucky enough to live in a place close to all sorts of pretty things. :-D

Date: 2009-04-25 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They are all lovely, but I love the puppy. I want to take it home and cuddle it and keep it forever.

Date: 2009-04-25 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! The doggy was really, really cute (and I'm not even a dog person), feeling so very comfortable there on the warm ground in the sun. You could just see how much it was enjoying one of the first warm days this year!

Date: 2009-04-25 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The signs of Spring are everywhere! Lovely and so very welcomed!

That bunny is the cutest thing!

Date: 2009-04-25 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very welcomed indeed! As much as I like snow, the in-between times rather suck, so real spring at last is always wonderful.

Date: 2009-04-26 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Some GREAT shots. I think I love the dog best - another really restful picture.

And a great quality for a small camera!

Date: 2009-04-26 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!

Macro shots are relatively easy for any half-decent camera these days, I'd hope. :-D


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