By Daria / March 20, 2013 Share Tweet Pin Share Share It’s a FIRST day of SPRING in ✿☼✿ sLOVEnia ✿☼✿Photo: Zdenka Mihelič via Planinska Zveza Slovenije So long winter, hello new season After the long, cold winter, abundant with snow – spring has finally arrived. At least to our calendars. The beginning of spring also means the season of dances at Slovenian American Club in Spring Hill is coming to an end. But more about that toward the end of this newsletter. A good thing about winter is that no matter how much snow needs to be shoveled and no matter how cold it gets, there are people and beasts who know how to have fun with it… 🙂 . . . . Stroll around the Florida park For a couple of days this week, I’ve been playing with some new photo and video editing programs. It was like a short spring break for me. The results of my playtime are two videos I produced while learning how to use new software. I uploaded both to Youtube and some of you already saw one of them. But if you’re eager for some spring atmosphere, if you like flowers and wildlife, you’re more than welcome to take a virtual walk with me by clicking on one (or both!) videos below: Reflections of Busch Gardens video Homosassa Springs wildlife park video Both links above will open a new window. . . A taste of the old country Someone sent me a link to the most beautiful video I’ve ever come across – about a tiny village in Slovenia, called Skorno pri Šoštanju. In high school I had a school mate who lived there. Thinking about that makes me feel so ignorant – because I never knew what an idyllic place this was – until now. And pretty close to where I was born, too! I’m sharing this short film with you because it truly captures the spirit of Slovenians and traditional way of life in the old country. It’s about people and their customs, traditions and their way of life. Highly recommended! 🙂 . . . . This newsletter just wouldn’t be the same without at least one polka or waltz video. That’s just the way I feel and you’re lucky to have a choice and can easily skip the parts of my writing that you don’t care for… 😉 Today’s music video is a heartwarming waltz with beautiful melody, singing and lyrics. I listen to it over and over again: Z njo (With Her) by Ansambel Spev (“Song” or “Tune” Ensemble). Enjoy! . . . . Slovenian American Club news There’s one more dance coming up this Sunday and after that I promise to keep up the new schedule for the season 2013/14 on at least two websites. Please bookmark them: http://dariasworld.info/events/ http://slovene-american-club.blogspot.com/ Afternoon with Virgil Baker It kind of became a tradition for Virgil Baker with his fellow musicians to close the season in Spring Hill. Once again, Virgil will play at our hall on Sunday, March 24, 2013, from 2 to 6 pm. I hope you can join us for a fun afternoon. Admission: $10 Cash bar available. Please don’t bring your own food and drinks into the hall. Menu: Hamburger & Chips $4.00 Pulled Pork & Chips $3.00 Hot Dog & Chips $2.00 Chocolate Cake $1.00 Strawberry Shortcake $1.50 Coffee & Tea $1.00 With any additional questions or to reserve a table, please call 727-753-9631. If noone answers, leave a message and I’ll call you back. . . Till next time In case you come back to this website some time soon again, you might not be sure you’re at the right place. I’ve been growing this online space since 2010 and right now it feels like the perfect time for some virtual spring cleaning. I plan on improving the look and performance of Daria’s World and hope to reach even more happy people as a result. And to those of you, who have been reading my posts for some time and keep asking me for more, I hope I can keep making your days brighter by sharing my happy thoughts and adventures. As always, your feedback (comments below) are greatly appreciated! Stay joyful and keep having fun, all of you are always in my heart, . . . .