Health Day at the school and teaching photography

At the end of May, the school had a health day that consisted of the students and teachers doing exercises together and running either around the school or the fields. The students were separated by grade with the primary grades doing races with potatoes, the older girls playing a form of catch volleyball  and the … More Health Day at the school and teaching photography

Stefan Voda Wine Tour

My birthday celebrations continued as several other volunteers and I visited several wineries in my raion (District/County) the weekend after my birthday.  Moldova has some of the best wine in the world and we visited two of the best, Pucari and Et Cetera. We stopped by an Italian Pizza resturant (L’angolo Italinano pizza) for probably … More Stefan Voda Wine Tour

May Flowers

As the Irises and Peonies died off, the poppies, roses, daisies, marigolds and clematis bloom. From this time forward the flowers go through several blooms. I didn’t realize that on a rose plant that if you pop off the dying rose, another rose will grow in its place shortly afterwards.  The variety of color makes me … More May Flowers

Spring Views 4

More Green!! The potatoes, grapes, onions, garlic and beets have turned the brown to green in the gardens.  The cherry trees have fruit and peaches are starting to grow.  Bright yellow squash flowers are showing up and tomato plants now have stick tripods to grow on.   Baby turkeys arrived, nine and counting.    

Spring Views 3

More photos from late April and Early May. The fields are busy with people harvesting alfalfa and watering other crops. Lilies  and wild roses are blooming.  The cherries are beginning to ripen so mornings and evenings are spent picking a few to eat.  New bunnies are born and baby geese are growing up.  Spring clouds … More Spring Views 3

Spring Views 2

Some more photos from the village this spring. One of our cats had kittens and my host mom used an old tv as the box for them; it’s so perfect.  Every day it seems a new flower pops up that I haven’t seen before. This time it was the Clematis flower that I found near … More Spring Views 2

Spring Views 1

Host family and neighbors collected Alfalfa the first week of May; it is used to feed the cows. (probably the goats too). As I was off for my morning run, I caught my Host father driving his motobloc filled with Alfalfa back to the house from the fields. Spring Green is here; so much new … More Spring Views 1