Sochi in Spy Garden

A few days ago I had that first feeling of “I’ve had enough of winter.” I deign to acknowledge such a thought because: it is important to appreciate each season/each moment, complaining about the weather is entirely futile AND because we only have a few (maybe four?) weeks to go. The excitement of the winter Olympics has provided just enough “winter is awesome” vibes that today I am able to reframe my “I’m sick of winter” thought to: “I’ll pretend I’m in Russia.”

Я хотел бы предложить некоторые фотографии.

Я хотел бы предложить некоторые фотографии.

(I will take some photographs now).

 

Привет! Чемпионат мира - это не для зимнего спорта.

Привет! Чемпионат мира – это не для зимнего спорта.

(Hey! Wrestling isn’t a winter sport.)

Мальчиков фристайл Сувенирная продукция (Boys Freestyle Sledding):

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Собака (dog)

Собака (dog)

Лыжные трассы?

Лыжные трассы?

No! Not ski tracks…

Deer tracks

Deer tracks

Spy Garden is quite hidden from this vantage point in the yard (can you see the top of the trellis?)

Spy Garden is quite hidden from this vantage point in the yard (can you see the top of the trellis and top of the hose holder?)

Another Собака

Another Собака

И магазин сувениров (and a souvenir)…

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13 thoughts on “Sochi in Spy Garden

  1. narf77

    Apparently the Australian Olympic comittee would like to buy The Spy for our next Winter Olympic attempt…he seems to be doing MUCH better than our entire team ;)

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  2. Jacqueline

    What is it about dogs and snow? They could teach us a thing or two about just enjoying it … I so understand that “too much winter” feeling, but I’m hanging in there with you! X

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  3. gardenengineer

    Pozhaluysta (please) is another good Russian word, if you are only going to learn a few. (Of course, whenever I use a translation website, I always think of the Monty Python’s Hungarian phrasebook sketch…)

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