Surprise Surprise Surprise: Sveta showing early and her son getting married…

Actually I heard it in her voice and suspected it, but it still is a pleasant surprise when Sveta said that she had to change her plans due to the upcoming holiday (Russia Day) and she had to either come early or late and since coming later than like after the holidays, would not be an option for her, nor I. She chose early and worked it out to come this Saturday, like in tomorrow, to show up and stay about a week at the village…

Therefore yesterday I received several items of tidbit; One – was that Sveta would show up this Saturday Night and Two – was that Sveta’s son Misha is getting married to his girlfriend. So then there is a wedding coming up and it should be a doozy, for the girls mom is into this, getting her daughter married thingy. Married before she is a spinster thingy. Her mom is also into this thing called, “Grandchildren!” Like not as in singular, but as in multiples…

I already had predicted the marriage situation and I will also go on record that soon the announcement of a bouncing baby will be forthwith. I can see Sveta’s face as she reads this part and she is thinking that she will be a babushka… 🙂 hee hee

My advice to Misha, “Run Misha! Run! Run while you can!” But I know it is too late and he already has that deer in the head lights look…

I am glad that the train was filled for the day she wanted to come and glad that the train was filled for all the days around that particular day and I am very glad that she will come much earlier. The holidays in Russia starts the 12th of June and since people travel by trains in Russia more than by cars, the trains are full up for the holiday times…

Oh me – oh my! If I could have been able to get a photo in the dark, I would have last night. The lake area and fields around it where full of millions of fireflies. I was stunned and it was simply incredible. It was like waves of flashing lights and many times they seemed to be in a form of orchestral. The lights would flash from one side of the lake to the other, as if they flashed to a song only they could hear. Then I heard music and maybe that was their motivation, the sound of a million frogs wafted up to me and it seemed that for awhile, that nature was conducting music on a grand scale…

Nature and the earth really are splendid and we do need to stop and smell the roses more than one time a year…

Photo above is a Windows to Russia, just look deeply…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

Today I will fill Mouse Holes and Write…

That is what I will attempt today, the title tells it all. Yesterday I over did it and now I am paying big time for all that I did yesterday. It got too hot and I was stupid, as I worked until the heat almost brought me down. It snuck up on me and before I knew it, I was pretty sick and had to lay down. It scared me a little bit and that is sometimes necessary, for having had six heart attacks is enough reason to be careful. I guess I need reminders once in awhile, for I seem to be too stupid and ignoring of the signs. I am use to Sveta being around and telling me to slow down and such…

Therefore, I have four mouse holes to fill and keep the little darlings from having freeway access to the village home. Then when that is done, I am going to write thru the heat today, on one of my books. I have taken a break from all the writing and it is time to get back to what I was doing and finish at least one book…

I have other things that are just part of a normal day, but I will take it easy today, for I got seriously sick yesterday…

On another note; I took around 500 pictures yesterday and I realized that for years I have been taking images of this village. I have about 5000 to 6000 images of this place. I am sure that I have the largest archive of images of this village on earth and they show huge changes as time has gone by. Even as short of a time as it is…

I was going to take more pictures today, but I will rest. I hope the monks rest also, for there was two monks, who spent all day, weed eating the monastery grounds. Through the heat and all, they had on their monk robes, a monk hat and they have beards. I know they had to be hot…

Another thought is the picture below. It is the new electric meter that was installed on the bell tower a few days ago. I find it interesting to see a new fangled device stuck on such an old structure. By the way this structure (bell tower) was built in 1910. A few years after the church was finished around 1907…

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The picture at the top of the post, is a photo of the last section of the original wall that surrounded the monastery in the old days and I wish they would rebuild that wall. This original wall had to have been at least a kilometer long and a meter thick. Now that would take a lot of bricks…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…