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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Packing to go back up to Ushguli as I upload this.

More from the interfaces between water and ice, land and water.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Enguri again. If there's anything to be learned from all of these images, it's that endless variety - and fascination, and beauty - can be found on the banks of a small river, the places where water and earth interact with each other and with the weather - the edges.

Bottom 2 - a friend taking his cows for watering

And - greetings to Brunei Darussalam, from where I just got my first guest to the blog (country #94) - someone whom I suspect I know.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Enguri details, what can I say. If you're tired of cold winter images, search for "Zimbabwe" on this blog.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Apeni & Gudauri, Georgia

A break from Ushguli, the Enguri River and Svaneti; but not from winter.

1st & 3rd, I (with a southern view all the way to Armenia) and Dennis H at Gudauri, a popular ski resort north of Tbilisi & near the Russian border

2nd & 4th, sleeping cat at Lali's parent's house, where we spent the New Year this year, Apeni, Kakheti province

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

More from the banks of theEnguri River, including a general shot of the top half of Ushguli.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Ushgili, Svaneti, Georgia

River ice, once again, in a few more of its myriad forms.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Four disparate images today, but all involving H2O.

Ice banks about to meet on the Enguri, freezing it over

Last ice melting from a bucket

3 contrasting textures

The magnificent structures of the nearly frozen-over Enguri