otrdiena, 2012. gada 28. augusts

Riga Zoo: Video & Photopost ^^

Hey! ^^
Today I'll talk about Riga Zoo again, as I was there yesterday. I went there to see penguins :) We usually don't have penguins at our zoo, but this time 17 Gentoo penguins spent 3 weeks here on their way from Edinburgh Zoo to China (they will leave Latvia tomorrow morning). But I also took photos and some videos of other animals (as weather wasn't good for taking photos, as it was too dark). So enjoy ^^
Penguins ^^ So fat ^^

ceturtdiena, 2012. gada 23. augusts

Back from Roja

Hi! ^^
Finally I returned home from Roja, and tomorrow I must go to the forest with my teacher and my course-mate to collect some data for bachelor's work. It would be ok, if I wouldn't have to wake up at 7 a.m. :D
Post about Roja will be later, now I just wanted to show you this photo ^^
And share my today's song \m/
By the way, now it's Lady Gaga's concert in Mežaparks, about 1,5 km from my house. Fortunately, the wind is blowing from southwest, so I don't hear it (but my friend on the other side of lake Ķīšezers says it's too loud :D). It would be much better if some Finnish metal bands came to Latvia (who knows, maybe sometimes...) ^^
Have a nice evening! :)

svētdiena, 2012. gada 19. augusts

Heeey! ^^

Once again I must say - finally I'm writing a post here :D I can't even organize my time to write in my other, personal blog (and then I must try to remember, what happened a month or two ago to write about it). But tomorrow I'm going to Roja again, so I decided to write here and show you some photos *some music from Skyforger and Sonata Arctica and let's go* :)
Last week my friend Žanete turned 21, and we had to celebrate a bit. Me & Gerda bought a cake, cupcake, made her a movie with our crazy photos & videos and congratulate her at Bastion Hill with a song :)
Our present
And later we went to Sigulda to adventure park Mežakaķis (Forest Cat). As we have a special karma, of course, it was raining (like previous year), but fortunately we managed to have fun :)
Mežakaķis is located somewhere in this forest near Gauja river
This week we decided to meet once again, I made some chocolate muffins for us (thanks to Katja for tempting me! :D) and we went for a picnic to Garciems :)
My little muffins ^^
Me & Žanete
I love this picture so much :D Evija, Žanete & me.
And, of course, we went to that tower for monitoring forest fires I told you about some time ago, and I had to climb there once again.
Amazing view ^^
I also took a video up there :) I'm talking in Latvian about what I see from there - Lake Ķīšezers, TV tower at Zaķusala, little village near Langa river, stairs where I have to climb down & my friends Evija & Žanete.
And on Friday I was at Brainstorm concert ^^ I can't say I like them, because I don't listen to this kind of music, but the concert was great. They have a song called Bronze (the only one I really like, because it's about racing), and after we got two medals at Olympics, they changed lyrics from `that's not a gold, not even bronze` to `we have a gold, and also bronze!`. And you know what - Māris Štrombergs, who got gold this year in London at BMX was there ^^ I didn't find a video, so maybe I'll show it to you later, if someone will upload it. Such a nice surprise :)
I went to a concert totally ill with temperature, runny nose and sore throat, but it didn't stop me from going to Spilve airport on Saturday, as we have Riga city festival now, and there was an air show. Later we went to Daugavgrīva fortress (it was closed unfortunately) and to Bolderāja. We drove more than 63 km that day :D That's called `I'm ill`, yeah.
Latvian Army had an exhibition there, it was possible to hold some guns and try this helmet :D
Air show
Sea ^^
This was one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. Colors on photo aren't as they were then. Sky & sea was just blue and white (without grey). It looked like a drawing, or a view from a video game. And the feeling of freedom was incredible. I never sing outside my house when I'm alone. But this time I did. I think you can even guess the song :D
Me ^^
Me once again
Tallink ferry to Stockholm & a random ship
Sunset on my way home ^^
 I think I must finally start packing now. So have a nice evening :)

otrdiena, 2012. gada 7. augusts

Some fun at Kolka ^^

Heeeey! ^^
I can't believe, that I'm at home finally, and I don't have to go anywhere (as it was since 1st of July) *little trips around Latvia & Brainstorm concert don't count now*. I returned from Kolka on 5th of August, and now I'll tell you about it & show photos, of course :)
I went to Kolka to a field practice called `ecology & systemathics of mosses and lichens`. I can't say I'm interested in it, I just love Kolka and field practice too much to stay at home. But it was fun, of course :)
Almost all of us, who were participating in this course. Photo by: Ligita.
Every day we had a lecture, then an excursion somewhere (we had to collect many mosses and lichens then) and laboratory works later. We saw many beautiful places & different plants there (but no animals).
Very beautiful and old tree with moss on it.
And again our group photo (near the old tree). Photo by: Guntis.
Lake Pēterezers. There is a nature path.
Epipactis helleborine, I guess. Sphagnum girgensohnii.
A hornwort :) It's so tiny!
Common stinkhorn. Never saw this mushroom in the wild before, just on pictures :D
In Kolka it doesn't rain often, but when it does, it's a real rain. We had a huge thunderstorm one day (29.07.) and had no electricity, my friends went to the shop and luckily one woman took them back with a car, as somebody even said they saw a tornado again. If you don't know yet, on 13th of July (my Name day) there was a tornado at Kolka, and it wouldn't be a surprise, if it really was there again.
One day we had an excursion, when it started raining heavily again, and, of course, we stole a raincoat from our teacher :D
Zane, me, Anna, Sandra, Evita. Photo by: Ligita.
At the same day, I don't remember why I was laughing so much :D Photo by: Guntis.
Before test about moss. It was fun :D Photo by: Ligita.
And on 4th of August it was Insect Night at Slitere Lighthouse. Field practice ended already, but some of us stayed there to help to organize this night. We went there, cleaned the house, placed all objects there, caught some insects (and other invertebrates) to show people. Of course, we had to see a sunset from the lighthouse :) It was so beautiful.
Went to catch some insects :D Photo by: Evita.
Sunset ^^
Later, when our teachers and other biologists finished showing presentations, photos and talking about different insects, we went to tell people about them. Biologists are organizing this Insect Night just for three years, and I'm in for two years already :) And for me it's interesting to tell people about insects, so I hope I'll go there next year, too :)
Our teacher Kristaps telling everyone about insects. Photo from: http://zemmiza.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/sliteres-kukainu-nakts/#
Me telling something :D Photo from: http://zemmiza.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/sliteres-kukainu-nakts/#
And that's all about Kolka, I guess :) Thanks to my awesome coursemates and
teachers for everything ^^
And have a nice day, my dear readers! ^^
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