Thursday, June 30, 2016

Communal work

When was the last time you did something for good, something for the community or animals?
Not sure. Long ago. Never.
Then this is the moment to start now - go out and find something you feel strongly about and give a helping hand and change the world.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Calm vol. 99

Wow, I have almost reached to the 100th post of te Wednesday series dedicated to all things calm. Day when things come alive, as they roll in front of your eyes.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Toronto skyline

I made it finally down by the lake, where I haven't been yet this summer. Still looks good, the dusk skyline with CN Tower towering over all other smaller buildings. 

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Monday, June 27, 2016


Cool glasses, Colleen!

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mihkel Raud

Mihkel Raud is known mostly as a musician. He started with the band called Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and later it was renamed to Mr. Lawrence. They created amazing pop-rock music. I still  listen their "Swing" with a pleasure and always with great feeling in my heart. For some time there was quiet and then he became a TV face, was involved with different bands and end ed up even in politics. I am talking about him, because he just stepped out from that world and now taking it cool. This is great when creative people realize what they are about. Stick to your own knitting!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Spring apple

While talking to my mother over Skype, I noticed something red in a very dull spring bush. Taking a closer look I realized that this is a beautiful male cardinal. I took my camera out and made some photos, not very good, because it was taken through the window.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Instagram style nature


I have always admired the Canadian sunsets...

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

This is an interesting story.

I was visiting my dear friend in Toronto and she showed me her book of Cosmopolis Toronto. She got it because her husband was featured there as one of the people portrayed. The idea of the book is to capture the whole world in one city, as it is known that Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world. 

Click on the photo to read more about the project.

I watched this book together with Evelyn, who is from Ghana. When she saw the photo, she was very surprised, as the person pictured was her cousin! Wow, wow, wow!! From all the Ghanians of the 6 a person she happened to know was in the book.

I of course was interested who would be the Estonian person, and it was Killi, somebody I happen to know as well! 

What an amazing project!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Calm vol. 98

Lunch break, which I will not have anymore, because of the pie.
I love when food is so picturesque.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Minimalism in architecture is the best, so are the arches and the blue sky.

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Monday, June 20, 2016


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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Roman Toi 100


Yesterday celebrated his 100th birthday very famous and well-loved composer, conductor and organist Roman Toi. He has brought the magic of music into many generations and continues to enjoy good music and art. I remember my soviet school-book, which was publised around 1984 to mention his name by his photo. I remembered R.Toi, as I really liked the short and interesting. I could never dream that day that I will come to Canada and get to meet him. I have uploaded previously a photo after our meeting for my photography project in 2012. Back then he was still living in his home and was driving, now he has given up on both and is taken care at a home. Hope he will have many good years ahead of him and lots of good health!

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Baby sterling

I was interwieving Jeff for my bike blog when all of a sudden a baby sterling landed on the frame of his bike, just between us. Luckily I had my camera in my hand and I was shooting away and even did a video of the little baby. He was so curious, while looking at us, at the bike and just thinking what is going on. Fearless. That was his test-flight. Mother soon started calling him and then after a minute he took off and went to his mom and they continued together: he taking a break after every five meters, while mother glided through the air like nothing :) Such a precious moment to see.

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Friday, June 17, 2016


Oh, spring, spring is so beautiful.
Fresh green, warm light and the abundance of color.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Similar or different?

It is intersting that putting a true countryside and urban landmark together brings out actually the similarities of them. 
Words are not neccessary.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Calm vol. 97

I love spotting cool bikes in the city. This turquoise and orange combination makes this bike very eye-catchy and I can only imagine the style this female baker has!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Urban space for leisure

I like that companies and perhaps the city councils are trying to create more possibilities for people to enjoy the urban environments. It is a great addition to a sidewalk: sets of chairs and tables to sit down for a snack or just to rest your feet. Not a supporter of Pizza Pizza really, but the outside, all-weather dining area is great!

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Monday, June 13, 2016


I am glad that there are cool, stylish and sporty females out there, like Haruna from Japan for example. I loved her positive spirit and attitude when I stopped her to take a photo with her and her bike. It is Stroll by Fuji and who doesn't know yet, there is a Mountain Fuji in Japan, which is the highest peak actually in the country. 

Get your bikes out and cruise...check out Haruna and other cool cyclists in my World Bicyclsit blog at

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Sunday, June 12, 2016


I know only one male, not even middle-aged who is a vegetarian. This is him, this is Pearu. What an honor to meet a full man with healthy eating passion. So inspiring! He is so fit, so sharp and so smart. Taught us, girls, how to make some knots. People like him and aspiring, new vegans are true inspiration for all of us.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Song sparrow in a hurry

I am nit a big fan of ugly, out of focus photos, but I really want to believe that this one here can't be categorized as one! I think there is at least one point sharp on this phoeo. So here you have, some blurry, but in motion nature photography!

Pictured ia a song sparrow - a rich, russet-and-gray bird with bold streaks down its white chest, being one of the most familiar North American sparrows. Don’t let the bewildering variety of regional differences this bird shows across North America deter you: it’s one of the first species you should suspect if you see a streaky sparrow in an open, shrubby, or wet area. If it perches on a low shrub, leans back, and sings a stuttering, clattering song, so much the better.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Getting clothes back on

The nude season is over. All is dressed, all is pretty, all is flashy.
I love both.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Welfare society

You can almost put a lunch together in a North-American parking lot.

Too much food we are wasting, too much food is left to rotten.
Be thankful for what you have and eat it up.

Just eat it! and maybe you will get it.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Calm vol. 96

When Estonia doesn't exist.
When Latvia doesn't exist.
When Lithuania doesn't exist.

But nevertheless we are here.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

School house

I always have special feelings when I think of my own school house, all those hours spent there, all those emotions lived there, all those people met there....I consider the memories one of the strongest in my life, not necessarily the most important, but the time spent there, definitely shaped who I am today. 

And I had a dream
About my old school
And she was there all pink and gold and glittering
I threw my arms around her legs
Came to weeping (came to weeping)
Came to weeping (came to weeping)
--- Florence & The Machine "If only for a night"

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Monday, June 06, 2016

Only :P

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

Jaan Meri

The president of Foreign-Estonian Museum. Well-respected, smart and witty leader. Has great style and taste and if I remember correctly, is using ink pen while signing the documents.

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Happy birthday, Nele!

This caterpillar is as colorful as would be any bouquet of flowers. Happy birthday to you! Hope you are enjoying your day!

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Scarborough Bluffs

I think you can't really order a weather for your trip to a picturesque place, but sometimes the order has done for you ;)

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Thursday, June 02, 2016


This is what happens when Estonians decide to throw a yard-sale and so for the 25th time!

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Calm vol. 95

Love these sunny and tender summer evenings. The light then is absolutely adorable.

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