October 29, 2010

A cute twig heart

Wanted to check out the weather this morning, when this cute heart jumped out in front of me on my window.

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October 27, 2010

a Coffee trip

Well, let me take you on a coffee-making trip since the coffee plays an important part in Macedonian culture and it's different from other kinds of coffee. It's actually the method of preparation, not the kind of coffee.

I took a lot of coffee packets, here in China. :) And I brought the pot called gjezve.This coffee is also called Turkish coffee and it originates from the Ottoman period in Macedonia.

This is my heart coffee jar. Bought in China. :)

I put a teaspoonful of the ground coffee per cup. The amount of coffee may be varied to taste. I put little sugar too.

And this time I got a sugar heart. This is actually how it happened to share this story ( though, I might have told you this before, if you remember my coffee hearts). I put the sugar and was astonished to see a heart.

Then I poured in cold water in the pot.

Next step was
heating the pot as slowly as possible.

Sometimes it overflows, if you dont watch it boiling.

For me, it makes a fantastic after meal drink.
A well-prepared coffee has a thick foam at the top. Obviously this was not he case. :P

The smiley badge made me company. I love its tiny cute heart.

The grounds left after drinking the coffee can be used for fortune-telling. There are a few hearts here too.
The cup is usually turned over into the saucer to cool and then the patterns of the coffee grounds can be used for a kind of fortune telling.

I was doing this with my girl friends in high school every single day. Ahhh miss those days. So much fun then.

Usually having this coffee means enjoying your time with the people you care about. Now I drink my cup of coffee alone ( well, I had this smiley badge today ) and I do miss my family, friends home :(

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На здравје кафе.

October 26, 2010

A heart lock

On my weekend trip to Mount Taishan, I met this lovely heart lock. People put locks on a chain for love, luck and happiness.

You can see more about Mt. Taishan here on my Snowflowers blog.

Have a lovely dear, heart-lovers.

The sunflower's gone

When the sunflower is gone, you see a ...a.... HEART! :)

October 21, 2010

A heart and a shadow

Delicate hearts
enjoying the sun rays.
My heart's happy.

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October 20, 2010

Old building brick heart

Hope the new building will offer more hearts. :)

An autumn heart

I took this shot a couple of days ago when it was still sunny and warm. Now a bit cold and gloomy. I'm a huge fan of fallen leaves and the crackling sound when as you walk through them.

This heart-curled leaf is for Clytie and Beth sisters. So glad to have them as blog friends. Thank you so much.

Clytie hosts Guest Heart Thursday at Random Hearts. There are amazing hearts from all over the world.
Beth hosts FAT Tuesday at Beth's Artworks. You can see wonderful artists and their work.
Such an inspiring blog.

October 14, 2010

Hearts from south China

Dragon fruit heart (Pitaya fruit)

I have to admit I did not recognize the heart at first. It was Clytie, the great heart-seeker. Thank you, me dear friend.

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October 10, 2010

Bell pepper hearts

Did you that bell peppers have hearts? well, I just found out. At least these which are here. Check out those in your market/garden. I'm curious to know too.

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October 7, 2010

De brevitate vitae

"It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested"- Seneca

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