I have a German test in a couple of hours and I’m pretty sure I’m going to do terribly. Need this week to be over already tbh.
On Thursday I decided to go visit home for a few days, despite having a ton of assignments to do. My mum is moving soon so it was the last chance I had to visit the old place, so I took a couple of photos of the farm and another hundred of my cat. He’s just so photogenic, I can’t help myself. There were also a bunch of lambs that were just starting to eat grass, cutest things ever, even though most of them are pretty scared of people they let me get a few photos.
Even though now I’m quite behind with uni work, I really needed the break. I didn’t even realise how bad it was until I got there and just felt so relaxed and full of inspiration, as opposed to how tense and frustrated I was back at home . I also read the Dalai Lama’s book, The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace, on the train. I rarely find the time to sit down and read at all, and this had been sitting on my shelf for months, so it was good to actually finish a book for a change.
Most of all it was great to see my mum. I made her and my step dad a sort of Mediterranean vegetarian pizza which was pretty delicious. It’s always nice when people enjoy the vegetarian meals I make, even though I’m not much of a cook.
I managed to get a lift part of the way home so we could stop off and have a look at the new farm they’ll be moving to. I only took one picture of some of the pines, because the previous owners are still living there. The place is lovely though, much smaller but big enough, with lots of pretty gardens, heaps of trees scattered everywhere, a massive enclosed veggie garden and plenty of fruit trees. It’s also so much closer to me, so I’ll be able to visit much more often.
Anyway, I better stop rambling now and do some of these assignments. Can’t wait for real holidays.
So wow, I’m at 1000 posts, which may seem pretty rookie to you guys, but that’s a shit ton of time spent reblogging pictures of cute animals and pretty forests. I’m thinking I might start doing more with this little blog-thing, maybe I’ll post more personal things so you guys will talk to me and we can be fun internet friends so I don’t feel like I’m the only one looking at this blog of mine. If you’re not into that and just want to see cute animals and pretty forests, I’ll tag all such posts with #personal so you can ignore them and continue on with your tumblr lives in antisocial bliss! Tschüss!
the timid european ground squirrel, stopping to smell the daisies, photographed in vienna by julian rad, who explains, “you have to be at eye level with the squirrels. that means you have to lay on your stomach for quite a few hours in order to get them in front of your lens. you have to make yourself invisible. it is important that they have no indication you are there.” (see also: more precious lil woodland buddies)
OMG so cute I can’t deal why don’t we have these little guys in Australia :( :( :(