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by Zurrija
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Seasons in Malta
Replies: 2
Views: 18907

We have 4 proper seasons. Commonly we say that Winter is from 1 Dec till 28/29 Feb Spring is from 1 Mar till 31 May Summer is from 1 Jun till 31 Aug Autumn is from 1 Sep till 30 Nov Unfortunately I've never studied any enviromental subject and have information based on so called common knowledge. I ...
by Zurrija
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Seasons in Malta
Replies: 2
Views: 18907

Seasons in Malta

Hi to everyone, It came to my mind today: as far as I know there're only 2 seasons in Malta: winter and summer. But in Maltese language there're all 4 words for all 4 seasons (xitwa, rebbiegha, sajf, harifa), though almost no changes between spring and autumn. Besides they all start from 21st day of...
by Zurrija
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: 8th of March and its floral symbol
Replies: 5
Views: 19463

Yes, this one, thanks!
by Zurrija
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: 8th of March and its floral symbol
Replies: 5
Views: 19463

8th of March and its floral symbol

Tomorrow is 8th of March, which in my native country is known as International Women's Day. On this day all (or almost all) women in Russia receive small presents and bouquets of flowers. Kind of floral symbol of this day is mimosa (the reason why it is so I do not know). In Malta along the roads an...
by Zurrija
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: The other none native frog at San Rafflu Pool, Gozo
Replies: 13
Views: 55619

I never saw native zringijiet close, but on the pictures local species looked really variagated, not like those dark green I saw this time near San Rafflu water edge. I have couple of photoes of these frogs but not of very good qualifity as I really had to zoom... I'll search for them today and send...
by Zurrija
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Villa of Bougain
Replies: 2
Views: 15318

Is it in Gozo somewhere in Kercem? I saw something very similar on the way to Sarraflu this New Year long holidays.

In the public garden in the very center of Victoria (I forgot the name of the garden) there's a bougainvillea tree shaped as normal treewuth trunk and crown.
by Zurrija
Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: MWP on CNN...
Replies: 4
Views: 16559

My congratulations! I had only one off-line publication (about Malta, by the way :-) and I remembered how important and high I felt after it.

Do you have any link to the text? I simply do not read newspapers, neither local, nor foreign.
by Zurrija
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Nice places in Gozo for hiking
Replies: 13
Views: 36612

Hi, Just to close this thread I'd like to say that I chose walks -Down Wied Hanzira (some pictures here: http://pics.livejournal.com/zurrija/gallery/0004k9tt); -Down Wied Lunzjata (some pictures here: http://pics.livejournal.com/zurrija/tags/To+post:+Wied+Lunzjata); -Gharb vicinity (it's our usual d...
by Zurrija
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Phoenician Juniper- Native, Naturalised, what?
Replies: 12
Views: 72597

Old oaks

Please could some of you expain in details how to get to the place with ancient holm oaks. I ask detailed explanations as I am not familiar with Malta north and never been to Wardija/Bidnija.
by Zurrija
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Nice places in Gozo for hiking
Replies: 13
Views: 36612

I forgot to add Sarraflu to the list - I had already been there too and even posted a short note to RuLJ (it's in Russian, but): http://community.livejournal.com/hiking_in_malta/1505.html I was there in early December and do not remember any frogs' songs. I don't know when is the season for their "s...
by Zurrija
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Nice places in Gozo for hiking
Replies: 13
Views: 36612

Thanks a lot for congratulations, Admin!
by Zurrija
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Nice places in Gozo for hiking
Replies: 13
Views: 36612

Nice places in Gozo for hiking

My husband and I are going to Gozo for a long weekend to celebrate our first year marriage anniversary on last week-end of October. We will stay in Qala. I would like to receive any suggestions about nice routes for hiking in Gozo. It could be long and with rough terrain, we are not bothered about i...
by Zurrija
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Xkattapietra
Replies: 7
Views: 50783

Thanks a lot for the answers and pics. From my own surway I got to know that my father-in-law collected it somewhere behind commercial hamlet Wied iz-Zurrieq many years ago. He put collected plants in bowl of water, boiled them and drank this broth. After taking it 3 times he cured his condition. Th...
by Zurrija
Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Xkattapietra
Replies: 7
Views: 50783

Xkattapietra

From my father-in-law I've heard a story, that plant named xkattapietra helped him to cure nephrolithiasis (stones in kidneys). Now my friend's mother (from Russia) suffers from the same cause and asks maybe this plant can relieve her pains. My problem is that I know only Maltese name for it. When I...
by Zurrija
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Surprise Surprise
Replies: 27
Views: 46382

Pozdravlyayu (by the way, it's singular form)
by Zurrija
Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Surprise Surprise
Replies: 27
Views: 46382

CONGRATULATIONS!!! ПОЗДРАВЛЯЮ!!! (the same in Russian)
by Zurrija
Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: My favourite Botanists studying the flora of Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 22560

There were number of photoes with fortifications or cliffs on background :-)
by Zurrija
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Widnet il-bahar in Wied Babu
Replies: 7
Views: 27359

Widnet il-bahar in Wied Babu

Last Saturday I managed to fulfill my winter wish: to go down Wied Babu to see widnet il-bahar in blossom. From books I knew that it's flowering time is May-June, so suddenly I found out myself in the middle of month June not visited Wied Babu for national plant of Malta yet. Unfortunately I couldn'...
by Zurrija
Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: My favourite Botanists studying the flora of Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 22560

I went to souvenir shop today in Valletta (I"m going to Moscow soon), saw this book and bought it!
The book covers not only plants, but partly geology and history (military) - loor at the excellent illustrations of the book :-)
by Zurrija
Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: home needed
Replies: 8
Views: 22936

Hi Sdravko,

What is afordable price for you?

2 years ago I rented a cheap place, but it was in Zurrieq, just a very-very big room with almost no furniture. If you want I can talk to a landlady as I don't know if they still rent this place.
by Zurrija
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: endemics etc
Replies: 5
Views: 16768

I know that Malta is overpopulated but it is still very comfortable to live here even in "large" towns if compare to Moscow nowadays conditions (just to enter metro station in a rush-hour you have to spend like half an hour moving 1 step per minute stuffed by the crowd worse than during big rock-fes...
by Zurrija
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Wied Babu - how about some "embellishment"???
Replies: 8
Views: 27573

When I was younger I used to share that opinion, that my native country (Russia) is in such a mess simply because the territory is too big and cannot be controlled well. But it seems that size of territory is not the answer :-) When I came to settle in Malta I always lived in Zurrieq and by chance h...
by Zurrija
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: endemics etc
Replies: 5
Views: 16768

Hi, It seems to me that only you, Maltese people, think that is it very high population density here. Yesterday I was browsing through a tred regarding Malta in September - is it attractive for tourists. A Russian girl raised a very interesting point of view: island is actually 98% deserted and look...