Monday, December 31, 2007

The little joys

Hi folks,
New Year is about to be born. May it bring you all 365 days of good health and happiness! Happy New Year!

These are some photos from the party that was organised in my firm on Friday (28/12) for the children of our employees. Children had a good time and also we adults completely enjoyed looking at them laughing, playing and dancing. Each of a child was happy and pleased with their gifts they got on that occasion.

Let’s get party started!

Everything is in preparation.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Look at that frost decoration on the branches!
Please click on the first photo to enlarge it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

41 years ago

God knows how long it would take to me to scan all old photos that I keep in old albums and I don't intend to do that at all. Yet there are few of them that I had made scanned. This is one of them that I chose to post. This is me and my brother 41 years ago at one of the New Year’s parties which was organised every New Year by firms where my parents worked.
Please, click on the photo to enlarge it.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Marry Christmas

My dear blogger friends,
Another cycle begins. May this one be the first of many happy days to come!
Marry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bajram Holiday

This month is almost full of wonderful holidays: Islamic Bajram, Jewish Hanukah, Catholic Christmas, New Year except of Orthodox Christmas which is on 7th January.
My country is multinational and multicultural country and Sarajevo is the centre of various religions and cultures. My city is decorated because of all these holidays. Since I grew up in the circles like this, all these holidays are familiar and dear to me.
This photo is according to my holiday Bajram which started today. It last four days.
My friends, no matter what religion they are, never forget my holidays and I never forget theirs. Thanks God, nothing could spoil our friendship. I didn’t work today and I spent my time with my family, with many relatives and friends. It was nice but also sad because of those dear persons who I miss very much especially on these days.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ferhadija Street

Let’s take a look one of my city’s street. As you can see it is decorated, simple but nice.
I took this photo yesterday about 4:15 p.m. in the centre of the city. I was shopping on my way home from work.
This is now the right side of the same street which photo I took only an hour later. After that I ran away home to get warm. The night was getting colder and colder.
For more details please, click on the photos to enlarge them.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Dark winter's morning

I am sorry I am late with my post and with my comments for which I apologize to you my dear blog friends. I will visit your blogs as soon as I can. I was too busy over the weekend and didn’t have spare time for photographing. Since I didn’t have any idea what to post for today I decided to post this photo. Although this photo didn’t turn out well like I hoped to it, I still think it is interesting a little bit. It was early Saturday morning and still rather dark when I captured it in one of the cities parks on my way to work. These pigeons appeared from nowhere looking for food. They probably thought I had something for them. I am sorry that I didn’t have anything for them at that moment.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Snow again

It started to snow last night and also it got much colder. Everything was white and clear outside this morning. Whether you believe or not it was beautiful. Look at those new snowflakes! I like snow, fresh and white... :-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sebilj by night

Sebilj comes from Arabic word “Sebil” which means “road” but as a term expression it points to a charitable and very old institution; fountain of particular shape on the squares from which people drank water for free. Fountain Sebilj is the only object of that kind in Sarajevo built in the centre of Bascarsija square in the 1891.

I took this photo last night in the old town part of Sarajevo while walking with my husband. I hoped the city was already decorated but it wasn’t yet. It was nice night for walking. It hasn’t been cold for several days over here. It was much colder in November which normally uses to be in December. It is unusual for us to have New Year without snow so I hope there will be some white snow blanket by that time.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Little back, more ahead

An old saying goes: „Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived foreword“.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

In memory of my brother

On today’s day 15 years ago my only one brother was killed in the war which began in my country in May 1992 and ended in November 1995 after the Dayton Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina had been signed.
My brother was only 33 years old when he was killed. He was full of life and a great man with a great heart and always ready to gave his hand to anybody who needed his help. He never asked who was who; everybody was equal and the same to him.
His daughter lost her father in the age 6 years old.
This photo is not the best one but it is the last photo of him that was taken in November of 1992. (only two months before his death). He had beautiful blue eyes and I am sorry that it cannot be seen clear on this photo which I photographed (not scanned) and combined with an old greeting card that I found in the house in order to make this memory of my wonderful brother which I wanted to share with you out there, my blog friends.

Friday, December 7, 2007

As proud as a peacock

This is a peacock's feather which once my younger son brought to me from our zoo. I liked it so I kept it among the other little things which I am sorry to throw them out.
Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mandarin orange

As it is already known, mandarin, as well as orange, is an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin B and fibers. I enjoy its beautiful smell and tasty juice.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Little Sara

I would like to introduce Sara, 5 years old little girl so sweet and so cute. She is a stepsister of my deceased brother’s daughter Lejla.
Sara so much likes to pose so this is only one of so many photos of her that I have taken. She put my son’s winter jacket on in other to make us laugh. She did manage that.

This is her drawing that she drew while she was at my home on Saturday late afternoon with Lejla. What made me smile the most was her explanation that a person on the drawing was her mother when she was a little girl. :-)) I kept her drawing for myself and framed it immediately.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Abandoned things

I didn't have to post anything new for yesterday. I could only go into my archive to see if there was anything interesting to show you, but I didn't feel like rummaging through it. Days are too short; it grows dark almost at 5 pm. Where to find some inspiration when most of it I find outside.

Last night I took this old encyclopedia to find something interesting to read when I came across to this pressed flowers which I left there, only God knows when because I completely forgot to it. Just when I thought there wouldn’t be anything for me to post today I found this as an interesting subject for photographing and to tell you that this edition of encyclopedia came out in 1959. It was written in Cyrillic.

Close up, of course! :-))

Well, I also found it interesting to play a little bit with the shadow of my hand.
Have a nice weekend to all!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Flock of birds

There is now snow in my city any more; all was melt after the rain we had had for a few days. Only the mountains, which surround the city, have still been covered with the snow. But now, it is really freezing outside. It was 6°C bellow the zero this morning. It is warmer now. There are -5, 5° C now. :-))
A huge flock of birds in the air attracted my attention yesterday late afternoon. My camera couldn’t capture all the flock. That sight was interesting to me and I wondered if there had any sign in it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tom Cat Cicko

This is my neighbour’s old tom cat Cicko. When ever he sees me or hear my voice he comes to make me company. He knows he will always get something to eat and to be fondled what he likes the most. But he doesn’t like camera at all. So many times I have tried to capture him in more interesting pose but have never managed it because as soon as I take my camera he starts getting itself tangled in my feet. If only I could manage to take a photo while he is standing on his back paws trying to open the door of my home. Even on this photo he ignores me; pretended not hearing me cooling his name.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Lost white feather

No matter of this cold weather this lovely flower from my flower pot has still been almost full in blossom. Only after having taken its photo yesterday I noticed a little, so little white feather which can be seen at the bottom of right corner of the photo. I saw it as a good subject to take a macro photo.
Hope you had a restful weekend!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fog in my city

The temperature got higher a few days ago (it was about +7◦ C today) what caused melting the snow. Once white snow is now getting more and more dirty. It is slightly foggy but we also have had a little sun during the day. The night photo was taken last night and the day photo was taken this afternoon.
Hope you all have had a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Beneath the snow

Bench in the night
In the city’s park
Keeps somebody’s dreams,
Secret hugs and kisses

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


How do you call this fruit in your language? We say “nar” or “šipak”. We also say “šipak” for the rose hip but I really don’t know why.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Old Town at winter

I took this photo yesterday late afternoon in the Old Town of Sarajevo. Poor pigeons! They are freezing in this cold weather.

Please, click on the photos to see more details.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Snow garden

Snow queen has arrived. Look into the garden. Some flowers are surprised by found themselves covered with the snow crystal clear and white.
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Snow blanket

When I woke up this morning and looked through my window I saw this lovely sight; fresh white snow everywhere.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

November mornings

This image was taken from the same place at the same time but on today's cloudy morning.

Both photos I took while waiting for the bus on my way to work.
This photo was taken yesterday (Tuesday) sunny morning at 7.15. It was 3° C bellow the zero.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Spiteful Rose

It has still been withstanding the ravages of time.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Little bug

There's no way and time for this little rose bud to blossom out this year. It will nip in the bud because of this strange weather that change every now and then. The temperature is either below the zero or some degrees above it; either rain or snow turns by. Even the flora itself is confused with such weather.
The other day I posted yellow rose photos. I will show you tomorrow how it looked like yesterday, on Sunday.

The same bud between my fingers just to show how small it is.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Night visitor

Last night I noticed a cat in my garden observing something with great curios. I had to see what that was.
It was a little hedgehog probably looking for food. I quickly went into the house and grabbed my camera. I had to get myself below a rose bush in order to take a photo. I took many of them but there was only one I could say that it turned out well. My sons went out to see „where was burning“ :-) and saw me in my trying to take a photo of hedgehog and they were laughing at me. They found it so strange and funny.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fallen leaves

These fallen leaves look like a golden carpet. The trees are still full of yellow leaves no matter how many have already fallen.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


A little fir looks like in embrace with this old but elegant birch which yellow leaves decorated fir’s branches like a Christmas tree.