Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Weird Word Wednesdays IV

GümüşSelvi - (gümüş servi) - [گوموش‌سلوی - Ottoman Turkish]
Gümüş · Selvi
       Silver · Cypress
(n.) The reflecting Path of the Moon on the surface of Water.


Yesterday was a Full Moon, the Hunter's Moon, so what would be better than to take a word, that is about the Moon.

Turkic people wax poetic when it comes to this much beloved Celestial Body of theirs.

The literal translation might sound weird at first, but it seems that it really just is what people see in it. The 'Silver' comes from te colour of the moon when it hits the water... and the shape of the reflection resembles a 'Cypress' tree.

Do you agree with this name or is it something else you see in this image of the so called 'Gümüşselvi'?
Or maybe in your culture, or your language, there is a name for that, too? -I would really love to know...

So, now I leave you alone with the full Ay Dede & wish you a beautiful Evening with him in the Sky.

Yours, 
 Nokta

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Tumblr Tuesday XXIV

As soon as it gets colder in our Northern Hemisphere I like to 'create sweet stuff'... and of course I like to munch & slurp some of it... :)
But since I don't have the time right now to make yumminess, I only take part in the elimination of it! ^_^
So let's feast our eyes on some selected pieces.
(As always Links are below the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)






I hope you enjoyed today's Eyegasms...
But just to satisfy my curiousity... which kind of person are you, the creator or destroyer of all that is yummy? ;) -Maybe both?
And what do you prefer in particular right now?

Yours, 
 Nokta

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Weird Word Wednesdays III

μετάνοια - metá·noia
                      after · to perceive
(n.) a fundamental & intentional change in an individual's life


With this word I would like to emphasise the non-religious aspect of its meaning.
Sometimes people have the need to change their life drastically for the better. Maybe because of the dead of a loved one, one's own health or something like that.

This word really fits the process of setting a new mindset and/or change of one's path.
And it also has a nice ring to it by the way.

Did you ever really radically change your outlook or way of life? Did you experience the state of metánoia?

I would really like to know!

Yours, 
 Nokta

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Tumblr Tuesday XXIII

Now that the days are getting colder & darker, I have this need to surround myself with inspiring earthy tones... perfectly fitting the Seasons yellows, reds, oranges & brown colours.
(Links are below the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and of course for Crediting purposes.)






Saffron, Crimson, Pomelo, Rust, Maroon... the colour names themselves already make me swoon!
What do you think about 'autumny' & earthy colours?
Which is you favourite one? Does their presence warm you in the cold Autumn evenings or inspire you in any other way? I'd love to hear from you! :)

Yours, 
 Nokta

Friday, 2 October 2015

Sporadically II


After a few days in Bed I am still not feeling well, so I had to skip this weeks Tumblr Tuesday...

But I hope to see you again next week... when the next installment will be posted.

I hope you are all doing well & wish you an awesome & relaxing Weekend. :)

Yours,
 Nokta

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