joi, 31 iulie 2014

Ilustrate din vacanță. Summer holiday. Greetings (I)

                Summer holiday... "love" ... "but not at first sight"...
                 Greetings from Bihor County*...

                  First of all... some infos about the Bihor county* (where I've spent my recent summer holiday and where I went for a balnear cure, for the almost 25 times till now, actually since 1978...). 

SOME INFOS ABOUT:

* "Bihor (Romanian pronunciation: [biˈhor]  is a county (județ) of Romania, in Crișana , with capital city at Oradea."
"The main tourist attractions in the county are:
  • The city of Oradea.
  • The Apuseni Mountains
  • Băile Felix Resort and
    • The natural Water Lily Reserve of Băile Felix.
      • The Stâna de Vale Resort and the Iada valley.
      • The Caves around Padiș and on the Sighiștel River Valley.
"Romanian Crișana is bounded in Romania by Maramureș to the north, Transylvania** proper to the east, the Banat to the south, and the Hungarian Pannonian Plain to the west. The region consists of the current Romanian counties of Arad (most of it), Bihor and some parts of Sălaj, Satu Mare, and Hunedoara counties. Nowadays it is sometimes considered part of the historical region Transylvania, although it did not fall fully within the boundaries of the historical principality."

**"Transylvania is a historical region in the central part of Romania. Bounded on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended in the west to the Apuseni Mountains; however, the term sometimes encompasses not only Transylvania proper, but also the historical regions of Crișana, Maramureș, and Romanian part of Banat. The region of Transylvania is known for the scenic beauty of its Carpathian landscape and its rich history."  NB. source Wikipedia

"Băile Felix is a thermal spa resort near the commune of Sânmartin in Bihor County, Transylvania, Romania. They are among the best known and most quality thermal spas in the country. Băile Felix is also at a close distance to Oradea, a major city in western Romania." wikipedia

I love it... I really love Felix....

             That's why, I consider this summer holiday as a special love...
      and
 I'm so highly thankful to my mom who builded this emotion, decades after decades, while we used our energy to make long travels till to the heart of the astonishing region of Bihor County...in search of a good cure for health, cheerful time and positivity for soul and heart to the Băile Felix ...

                   My mom is my inspiration... she can be considered as a model of a strong personality in quest of being yourself, despite or, no matter how many difficulties or how many issues can come in our way...


Collage with "Nelumbo nucifera - known by numerous common names including Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is one of two species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae" and "Nymphaea alba, also known as the European White Waterlily, White Lotus, White Water Rose or Nenuphar, is an aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae." here: "Nymphaea lotus var. thermalis is a plant variety endemic to the thermal water of the Peţa River (Bihor County, Transylvania, Romania). The rivulet and lake have a constant temperature of 30–31°C and the subtropical water lily species is a tertiary relict. It was declared a natural monument in 1931." Source Wikipedia

So...always faithful... or
"Semper Fidelis"***...it can be said...

...this post is dedicated to my mom and to Felix ... 
the place where we always went in quest of happiness... 

 ***"Semper fidelis" is a Latin phrase that means "always faithful" or "always loyal".
 source  wikipedia
Nymphaea lotus var. thermalis & Flowers of Nelumbo nucifera - the pink lotus in The natural Water Lily Reserve of Băile Felix. Also, some creatures: like frogs and turtles.

"Postcards" with special views at Băile Felix/ Felix Spa resort in Bihor County.
"Băile Felix is a thermal spa resort near the commune of Sânmartin in Bihor County, Transylvania, Romania. They are among the best known and most quality thermal spas in the country. 
Băile Felix is also at a close distance to Oradea, a major city in western Romania."

Collage with: 

Blue sky in the park &  Sunset over the Băile Felix forest; 
Also, various aspects from the natural Water Lily Reserve of Băile Felix
& some creatures (critters): like frogs and turtles.

   "Nelumbo nucifera - the pink lotus known by numerous common names including Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is one of two species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae" 
and 
"Nymphaea alba, also known as the European White Waterlily, White Lotus, White Water Rose or Nenuphar, is an aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae." 
here: "Nymphaea lotus var. thermalis is a plant variety endemic to the thermal water of the Peţa River (Bihor County, Transylvania, Romania). The rivulet and lake have a constant temperature of 30–31°C and the subtropical water lily species is a tertiary relict. It was declared a natural monument in 1931." Source of infos: Wikipedia

Nymphaea lotus var. thermalis and a turtle in macro.

                 And scenes from the train travel to the what I called a "happy place": Felix.... But because I already wrote a post about it... From now on I'll start a serie of "postcards" in images to permit you to have a short look at the special beauty of an amazing place for my heart (since my childhood)... Băile Felix & Oradea in Bihor County! 

Scenes... from the train travel along with so familiar places...

On the road to a happy place called Felix....  From now on I'll start a serie of "postcards" in images to permit you to have a short look at the special beauty of an amazing place for my heart (since my childhood)... Băile Felix!

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Postcards from holiday / Ilustrate din vacanță 
(Summer holiday to Felix/Oradea/Bihor 25 iunie-11 iulie 2014)

From "Did you know" Category:


Definitions of:
  • Happy
adjective:
feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
ex. "she came in looking happy and excited"
synonyms:  
cheerful, cheery, merry, joyful, jovial, jolly, jocular, gleeful, carefree, untroubled, delighted, smiling, beaming, grinning, in good spirits, in a good mood, lighthearted, pleased, contented, content, satisfied, gratified, buoyant, radiant, sunny, blithe, joyous, beatific, thrilled, elated, exhilarated, ecstatic, blissful, euphoric, overjoyed, exultant, rapturous, in seventh heaven, on cloud nine, walking on air, jumping for joy, jubilant, chirpy, over the moon, on top of the world, tickled pink, on a high, as happy as a clam, jocund


Translations of happy
adjective

Felix
Happy, lucky, fortunate, successful, propitious, fruit-bearing

beatus
blessed, fortunate, Happy, blissful, blithe, Saturnian

laetus
joyful, colorful, glad, gorgeous, luxuriant, pleasing

fortunatus
fortunate, enviable, lucky, Happy, successful, blessed
  • Felix
 Felix (Latin for "happy" or "lucky")
  • Postcard
Noun:
a card for sending a message by mail without an envelope, typically having a photograph or other illustration on one side.
ex: "His pictures have featured on a set of postcards and greetings cards sold in aid of the Asperger Society."
Synonyms:
noun: post card, postal card
Sursa/Source of quotes: Lessonslerarnedinlife.com


Lyrics:
"She is like the lady down the road
Or just the woman up the street,
Like any mother you may know.
To me, she is the one who had it planned
To lead us all to Wonderland,
She always wanted us to go,
And she said:
Don't ever be lonely,
Remember, I'll always care.
Wherever you may be
Remember I will be there.
And like another lady that we know
She has a smile so bright and sweet,
And hair as white as driven snow;
Though life is never easy day to day,
She has a very special way
To make us smile when we are low.
And she says:
Don't ever be lonely
Remember, I'll always care.
Wherever you may be
Remember I will be there.
Don't ever be lonely
Remember, I will be there.
I will be there.
I will be there."

 Source video internet/ excerpt www.katiemelua.com

"I Will Be There" was premiered at the Coronation Gala, at Buckingham Palace on July 11th. 
A beautiful tribute to a protective matriarchal figure, the song was written by Katie's longtime collaborator Mike Batt".


Sursa/Source of quotes: Lessonslerarnedinlife.com

Have a great summer!

Gladly Shared with:

Nature Notes with Michelle,
Little Things Thursday
Share the Joy,
Outdoor Wednesday, 
Our World Tuesday 
Sky Watch Friday,
Viewing nature with Eileen: Saturday's Critters,
Mosaic Monday

12 comentarii:

  1. Heisann! Thanks for sharing your adventure ... and I go to Lessonslerarnedinlife.com

    PS I have just posted a photo of waterlily as well... DS

    Enjoy Summer ;:OD)

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    1. Oh... greetings and so glad that you let me know about your recent post, including about the water lilies! Your garden is so lovely, too!! Have a great summer time, as well and all the best to you! :)

      Ștergere
  2. Gorgeous location! Travel is such a special part of living. Truly is important for fully living.

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  3. Oh what an uplifting and happy post. Beautiful photos that make you smile and feel more happy! Thank you for linking into this week's Nature Notes..... Michelle

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  4. It truly is beautiful there! This place is so full of inspiration, a place that encourages you to be who you want to be.

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  5. Hello Alexa, what a lovely post. So many pretty sights to see. I enjoyed the wonderful photos, what a beautiful place to visit.. And the frogs and turtle were cute. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. This is a wonderful post with lovely photographs. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Wonderful! I love the turtles and the waterlilies.

    RăspundețiȘtergere
  8. Looks like you had a good and relaxing time. I've always wanted to do train travel across the country.

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  9. Hi Alexa,

    Such glorious photos of your beloved place! Love those water lilies and everything looks so fresh and clean and vibrant! Enjoy your summer in this little paradise on earth!

    Poppy

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