Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm at the dacha. There's too much nature here, and it's freaking me out. I've just spent 15 minutes chasing a huge moth out of the kitchen. The size of my cell phone, almost. Apples are falling from the trees. Dogs are barking. Frogs are ... what's the English word? Kvakayut. Marta is asleep. The sound of faraway trains passing by. The only two constellations that I know are up there, above the house. Internet works fine. I guess I'm happy, despite being freaked out.


  1. The frogs croak, Then they leap away.

  2. Yes, and the ducks quack!

    You see, in Russian it's the other way around: the ducks kryakayut - krya-krya! - and the frogs kvakayut - kva-kva! And you learn about this quack/croak-kva/krya mess as a kid - but somehow I still get them confused...

    Thank you, Don!


    P.S. Do you have a Facebook account? :)

  3. Well... It's addictive, so I wouldn't really recommend it to a friend - but on the other hand, I would love to have you on my friends' list there...


  4. Thanks! you will always be on my friends list either way :)

    You know, I've been wondering about some of these things if they will ever pull the plug on them, or start to charge for them? I noticed that Yahoo photos closing down, and it got me thinking about blogger and some of these others. Things change so fast now.

  5. "The frogs croak and the ducks quack..." You know veronica,.. it sounds like some sort of cold war code or something. I hope we aren't getting on some kind of list! :) :) :)

  6. I remember learning as a child that frogs 'ribbit'. 'Croak' works too, though.

    Enjoy the nature!

  7. In Japanese they say "ku-ro, ku-ro" so it sounds like they're talking to American crows.

    I hope you have a lovely vacation, Neeka. I've been out of the loop for a while now, but certainly hope you are doing well. Should be back in Ukraine for good by the end of the year, too.