What a wonderful world

Trobentica, spring-flower (Slovenia). Modiefed...

Trobentica, spring-flower (Slovenia). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spring makes the world beautiful

My roses are in full bloom, so are my cannas – and yellow lantanas that only started blooming in late July last year, are covered in buds. Everything seems to be really early this spring and I greatly enjoy the abundance of flowers and early greenery. It all affects me in the most positive, energizing way and I love the feeling!

Canna 009
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Yellow Lantana - 2 of 2
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Polka from Bela krajina

I know some of you, your parents or grandparents come from Bela krajina region in southern Slovenia. Most likely you will appreciate this beautiful polka by Ansambel Vrisk – with traditional outfits, different from any place else in Slovenia, and the familiar landscape: Moja lepa Belokranjka (My Beautiful Girl From Bela Krajina).


Upcoming at Suncoast Dance & Party Center

While our season of dances has ended on March 25, we still have a couple of meetings and some planning to do for the next season. The first meeting is tomorrow, on April 4, at 2 PM. Everyone is welcome!

What a wonderful world!

There’s only one more thing I’d like to share with you today. It’s a beautiful video about this planet, accompanied by the lyrics from the song What a Beautiful World. Thank you, DeWain, for sending it to me!

Click on the link below. If I did the embedding code correctly, it should open a new window and you can enjoy some breathtaking views on full screen. I hope they make you smile!

What a Wonderful World

Till next time, when I’ll share with you some more of the videos I took,

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Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!

Robert Jakubowski - April 3, 2012

Your video (Polka from Bela krajina) is not appearing on my computer screen. I just get a large white space where the video should be located. I had the same problem with your last edition. If the videos are from YouTube, I am not having any problem receiving or opening them from other sources. Advise
Side issue – How is your Croatian? I am looking for a translation of Croatian song title. Song is Diri-diri-don-da by Novi Fosli. Can you help?

    Daria - April 3, 2012

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for letting me know about the video issue. It might be the internet browser you’re using. I check my pages in Firefox and Chrome but not in any other browser so I really have no idea if the pages I put together are displayed properly in all the available browsers. Maybe I’ll just start adding a direct Youtube link to the videos I embed in my newsletters so when you only get a white space, you can still click on the link and listen to the music that way.

    My Croatian is pretty decent and I’m almost sure I know the lyrics for Diridonda by Novi Fosili more or less by heart. You’d like to have it translated to English?

    By the way, ‘diridonda’ is not an actual word, it’s there because it rhymes with ‘bjonda.’ 🙂

Lydia Luczynski - April 4, 2012


virgil & margaret baker - April 4, 2012

Hello Daria:
hanks for all of the hospitality shown to my wife, Margaret and the other wives who were in attendance at the final dance of the season on the 25th. As usual, the ladies in the kitchen were smiling, as were the rest of your helpers, all of which makes for a good time, especially for the band. God Bless, and The Good Lord willing, we’ll be
on the agenda in 2013.
Virgil & Margaret Baker

    Daria - April 5, 2012

    Hello Virgil and Margaret,

    Nothing could make me happier than hearing form a band that felt welcome at our hall. It was a pleasure having you, thank Margaret for the dancing lesson she gave to my son, and you are right, all of the volunteers in Spring Hill work together as a fantastic team. Even our meetings are fun again!
    We all hope for the best in regards to the upcoming season – and more happy events. Will keep you posted.

    Wishing both of you all the best, always,

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