Photo of the Day: Smiling Ostrich

After two days of non-stopping rain (!) I'm getting gloomy just like the weather and I really start believing that autumn with all its merits has a huge drawback that covers them all - rain! Last time it was poisonous but sunny, but now it's wet and rainy. Lack of sunshine made me look through my summer pictures just to make me stumble over this smiling cutie:

Well, it also reminded me that I didn't write about my visit to the ostrich farm. You know now what my next post is going to be about:)


Photo of the Day: Autumn is... Poisonous?

Incredible day it was today! Sunny and hot so that I simply couldn't resist the temptation to wander about the park, which is both beautiful in spring and now when fall is in full glory up here.


"I Want So Much to You" Song by Okean Elzy

Okean Elzy is the most iconic Ukrainian rock band! Love it! It can boast lots of world concert tours, countless number of hit songs and video clips and a great army of fans. I think there is no other greater Ukrainian band.

I don't know what is the popularity index for a song in America, but here when the song is a hit it turns into a ringtone on every second mobile phone just instantly - no exaggeration:) This is what happened with "I want so much to you" song by Okean Elzy after its release.

Enjoy this hit!

For more Ukrainian music see these posts.


Find Ukraine on This Map

When I stumbled over this picture I though it can help to give a bit 'objective' characteristic of Ukraine in terms of its financial situation. Let it be a hint - Ukraine is blue on this map, just like the largest part of Africa, though located in the central part of Europe.
My poor poor country (including the literal sense of this word, too).


Autumn Veggie Soup

"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil" (Rose G. Kingsley). So it would be a great mistake to not take advantage of the richness of fall. Voila! veggie autumn soup is served!


Horse Snoring, Neighing, Halloping in Abundance at Kirovograd Hippodrome

It was a nice day today - there was the competition for 'Kniazhyi Dvor' (Princely Court) cup. This is the name of the equestrian sport complex in Kirovograd, which is by the way the largest in Ukraine. There are about 40 horses, probably a bit more, don't remember the precise number, of the following horse breeds: English thoroughbred, Ukrainian riding horse, Orlov trotter, Russian and Soviet draft (if you known the difference let me know), Hucul horse, Pinto or Indian pony, Scottish pony and Westfall horse. I could see the best of them jumping over the bars!


Urkainiang Rock Music - Karna Band

I can't stop listening to this song again and again:


Simply love it! Karna "Moya Myla" (Моя мила) I thinks it's "My Baby" in English. While surfing the net in a search of any information about this song I found somewhere that this is the best track in the Ukrainian Rock category (don't know where and don't know who said, sorry).

Sofiysky Park in Uman: Walking Around

The Island of Love

After thinking over a heap of excuses for not writing this post a week ago and finding mos of them relevant I at last ready to do what I've promised long before: so, Sofiysky Park.


Butterfly Pavilion In Uman, Cherkaska Region

Nearly a week pasted since my sneak peek, sorry for such a long break. Last week we had a chance to go to Sofiyskiy Park in Uman, Cherkaska Region in the central part of Ukraine (in the middle of the way from Kiev to Odessa) and I have some lovely pictures from there. But in this post I would like to tell you about butterfly pavilion we visited there.
Owl Butterfly (Caligo Memnon)


I Don't Like It... I Like Borshch!

When I came along this picture somewhere in the internet I realized that a good picture and some short phrases can say more than a whole post. Ukrainians do like borshch, yeah!