Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Florida sunsets

As I've been spending quite some time away from the computer this spring and summer, I've managed to take a sizable collection of sunset photos on some Florida's west coast beaches. Here's a handful, especially for you. They were all taken with my cell phone though, so they are not the highest quality.


Photo above: Sunset on Pine Island, Hernando County


Photo above: Sunset on Sunset Beach, Pinellas County


Photo above: Sunset on Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County


Photo above: Sunset on Dunedin Causeway Beach, Pinellas County


If you too have a nice photo from your vacations that you'd like to share on this blog, please email it to me!



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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New image

I decided to change the look of this blog, to make it look more cheerful and summery (to match the season) - and easier to browse. I hope you like it...

Early morning in a Somerset poppy field
Photo "Early morning in a Somerset poppy field" - courtesy of Carl Loves Somerset



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Friday, June 25, 2010

Slovenia independence

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle...


Image above: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo during a reception at the Metropolitan Museum in New York with Slovenian president Danilo Türk and his wife Barbara Miklič Türk - via Wikipedia
June 25, 2010 marked 19th anniversary of Slovenia's independence. 76 Slovenians died during the ten-day independence war. That's how Slovenians first won their statehood "on the battlefield", which enabled them to quickly also become "successful behind the negotiating table."

Slovenian president Danilo Türk described dialogue as the core of all strategic development challenges of our time as he addressed the main state ceremony marking the 25 June National Day in Ljubljana on Thursday. 

According to Türk, social dialogue is needed more today than ever before. "Slamming doors and threats are not a way forward," the president said on the eve of National Day, which marks the day when Slovenia declared independence in 1991. (Source)

Video above: "Slovenska himna" (Slovenian anthem)



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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to ALL the Daddys out there!Image by Te55  - M♥R1E via Flickr
On this special day I'd like to share with you two famous quotes. I looked through many, some even brought tears to my eyes - but the following two touched my heart most deeply.

I sure wish I could see my dad (I call him "oči") today and give him a hug...

He didn't tell me how to live;
he lived,
and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland

It is not flesh and blood
but the heart
which makes us fathers and sons.
~Johann Schiller


Happy Father's Day 
to all the loving fathers, 
stepfathers 
and grandfathers out there!! :)

And the video I made for dads, with a little sneak-peak into my childhood:




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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Just let me go to the football

Since most of the world seems to be focused on everything about soccer these days, I decided to go with the flow and post some more fun videos for you. Both of the videos below are music videos, inspired by football/soccer. Watch when it gets too hot to be outside (happens quite often to me these days).

First, here's polka "Na fuzbal me pust'" (Just let me go to the football game), performed by "Veseli svatje," dressed in soccer uniforms.



And the second video I chose for today is a new Slovenian sports anthem "Slovenija ima krila" (Slovenia's got wings) - also inspired by Slovenian national soccer team success.



Oh, and one last thing: in case you're a big sports/soccer fan, here's the link to pretty complete coverage of Slovenia at the FIFA World Cup from 1974 till today. Click on the link below, it opens a new window:
Slovenia at FIFA World Cup™ - 2010 Soccer Championship in South Africa





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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Slovenian soccer fairytale continues

Slovenian football (soccer) player Robert Kore...Image via Wikipedia

"Slovenian soccer fairytale continues," were the words of American reporter on ABC TV channel - after Slovenia won their first game at the FIFA world championship in South Africa.

Midfielder Robert Koren's late goal 'handed Slovenia their first-ever FIFA World Cup victory as well as the top spot in Group C as they beat 10-man Algeria 1-0 in Polokwane.'


Slovenia is the smallest nation ever - in the history of soccer world cup - to qualify for the world championship twice in a row - back to back.


Robert Koren's 79th-minute goal handed Slovenia a 1-0 win over 10-man Algeria on Sunday in Polokwane for their first-ever FIFA World Cup™ victory. Following the US and England's 1-1 draw the night before in Rustenburg, the Slovenians jumped to the top of Group C at a boisterous Peter Mokaba Stadium, which also witnessed second-half substitute Abdelkader Ghezzal sent off after just 15 minutes on the pitch.

In the end, the extra man did not do much for Slovenia, but Budweiser Man of the Match Koren hit his shot well from the edge of the area. Chaouchi seemed to be well-placed to save the shot, but to the shock of the colourful supporters from Algeria, the ball bulged the back of the net.

Slovenia next meet USA in Johannesburg's Ellis Park on 18 June, while Algeria will try to rebound against group favourites England the same day in Cape Town.

Source:
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249722/match=300061465/summary.html
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Bessemer Accordion Festival 2010

My online friend Larry Zaletel was kind enough to send me this photo, taken at Bessemer Accordion Festival in Pennsylvania this past weekend. It's always good to see what our members and guests are doing all summer long.



Photo above: Linda Hochevar, Frank Moravcik and The Happy Timers at Bessemer Accordion Festival 2010



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