{Photo Friday}: A View from the Rutiera Window

Instead of a photo for today’s “Photo Friday” I have a short clip of a video of what it’s like right now to drive through Moldova. The fields are beginning to turn a golden color as the sunflowers are blooming. It’s breathtakingly beautiful!

Also, you’ll notice in the video the transition between driving on a not-so-great road to a newly renovated/constructed road.

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{Photo Friday}: Mosaic Windows

During travels with my family we ended our adventure in the city of Barcelona where one afternoon of our short visit we found ourselves exploring Park Güell. This park was originally created/designed by Gaudi and as someone like myself who loves mosaics I found it quite fascinating and enjoyed my time here.

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So many mosaic pieces can be found all throughout Park Güell. I took many photographs and found this one to be one of my favorites.

{Photo Friday}: Farewell to summer landscapes

Summer is officially over and the cool temperatures have been a reminder to me that fall is upon us in Moldova. The summer fruits, sunflowers, and colors are slowly fading away as the brisk breath of fall greets the morning on my daily walk to work. The golden sunflowers fields have changed to a coffee-brown color and will be harvested for oil and seeds. Today’s “Photo Friday” image is to commemorate this past summer, which marked my halfway point with Peace Corps in Moldova, and to share the beauty that summer holds as you pass through the rural parts of this beautiful country.

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Rolling hills of sunflowers, corn, and wheat are a beautiful and common scene as you drive through Moldova.

Photo Friday: Collecting cobwebs with age

This post continues a new series on Fridays as I share an image from my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova.

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We found this old abandoned truck during visits for a project we were working on with my primary organization one day. If you look close enough you can see the cobwebs and the swans in the distance. I can only imagine how long this truck has been there and the time it has seen pass by.

Photo Friday: A Simple Crane

I’m beginning a new series of posts on Fridays as I share an image from my experience in Moldova as a Peace Corps Volunteer. (although, I am starting out the first post with a photo from my latest vacation) 

Found hanging in a handmade paper store when visiting a small historic village town in France near Lyon. This makes me think of the beauty that simple things can bring in life -- transforming a simple piece of paper into a folded origami crane
I found this hanging in a handmade paper store when visiting a small historic village town in France near Lyon. This made me think of the beauty that simple things can bring in life — transforming a simple piece of white paper into an origami crane which also holds several meanings in the Japanese culture including peace, honor, and loyalty.