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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Water's Edge around Kizhi Island

Post 3 about Kizhi Island, a tiny jewel on Lake Onega in northern Russia.  For Wordless Wednesday and Nature Footstep Waters, I'll share some of the best scenes that I photographed.  These photos need very few words:  A raised wooden walkway runs around the water's edge of this island that's only 3/4 mile wide.  All photos taken from this vantage point.  The photo above was taken very early in the morning as we cruised to the island.  Unlike the tap water in major Russian cities which was unsafe to drink, this deep blue mineralized water is compared to distilled water in its purity.

First sighting of Transfiguration Cathedral from the River Victoria boat:

Water's edges from the walkway-shallow water in which different reeds and water plants thrive:

Scenes of water and skies across Lake Onega from the banks of Kizhi Island:


Boats, large and small:

Last sight of Transfiguration Cathedral as we leave Kizhi Island:

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday, hosted by Linda at: Wordless Wednesday Again and NatureFootstep's Waters at: Nature Footstep Memes .


Beth Edwards said...

oh my goodness what gorgeous views. i can not pick a fav. so lovely!! wow!! (:

Linda said...

Beautiful views - I am really enjoying your trip vicariously! Thanks for linking up to WW!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful! I am so enjoying your trip. Thanks for sharing with us out here in blog land.

Nancy Claeys said...

Imagine all that beautiful architecture mixed in with nature. Beautiful, Faye! :)

Jan n Jer said...

These shots are simply stunning Faye...you have great composition on all of them. I love the landscape n the sky.

Carletta said...

These are wonderful Faye!
The cathedral is quite an imposing structure.
The water is beautiful!
Thanks for taking us along as you relive your trip. We're getting a very enjoyable look at your adventure.

Brian King said...

The cathedral is very cool as are many of the structures there. I love the lake views! The scenery is gorgeous!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

What incredible views. I'm sure you could write a wonderful book about the places you've visited.

Betty Manousos said...

what beautiful photos!
fantastic views as well.

the cathedral is fabulous, great scenery, too.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We have a VERY busy weekend since my son is getting married..... Should be TERRIFIC.

Wow---the Russian Cathedrals are gorgeous... Beautiful photos --and views of the country. Thanks for sharing.

Ramona said...

What an interesting country, so many different views. Those fences a simply amazing, and the Cathedrals, wow!!

Eden said...

Beautiful photos. Wonderfully captured.