.. where Ikea and Undu find Angel in the snow and take fotografs

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

now, here comes the fotografs of me, Undu and Angel, as i promised. if you have been reading this blog, then you know that i like to play hide-and-seek with my friend Angel. but if we want to have fun, then we can’t play it too often. because you see, at home, Angel usually always hides in the bamboo basket  and i usually know he hides there. so, Angel was very exited to play with me outside, especially in the snow, which he, somehow, likes a lot. i had just got another friend, Undu, so three of us went outside on our trip near Pärnu. Angel was supposed to hide, then Undu was to go seek him and then i had to find them both. so, here we go, on this first fotograf, you can see Angel hiding somewhere in the bushes:

and here on these next ones, this is Undu going to investigate, who’s threre. see if you can find Angel on this second fotograf:

i have to tell you it was about -20*C outside, so Undu has his sheep-costume all zipped up to his teeth.

now here, it’s me contemplating a move. because it was all snow and no sheep costume for me, i had to run very quickly. in fact i ran so fast that there are no fotografs of me actually getting there, i’m afraid.

on this fotograf, i have taken Undu’s sheep-hat and he is trying to get it back, hehe!

then, after all that good fun game, we also took some other fotografs in the sun. like for example on these next two i am checking out this shadow of mine. i like the shadows, as you know, a lot. although i have to tell you, it is not easy to catch them, especially when they are behind you. i tried.

so, what was going on here. it’s a funny game actually that Undu was telling me about. There is this old Estonian saying (as you migth have guessed, Undu is born in Estonia, so he knows these things much better than me) that “Lume all on peidus võit, kraabi siit!” which in English means something like “There is a prize under the snow, scratch here” or something. so, here we are playing this game or scratch. however, no luck with prizes. maybe next time! so, thanks for stopping and cu l8er!

..where Ikea finds out where snow is made

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

whew, last week i had lots of fun making christmas cookies and i will post some fotografs as soon as i have them sorted. but you can check one with moose over here.

but yesterday, i had a great adventure! you know, for a lot of giraffes (originally from Africa), it has been a mystery for a while to figure out where does snow come from. so, finally i had a chance to find out and i have to tell you real fast (christmas cookies can wait :)

so, apparently it is quite simple: snow is made with special machines and wind blows it away to many places so everybody can ski. here’s pictures of one such place with those machines:

in fact, here you can see there is only one snowmachine right now. but there were some men at work and so they brought another one so i could take a proper fotograf:

:) somehow this snow also makes the sun grow big and then almost like dissappear. in this next fotograf you can guess where the snowmachines are. hint hint: they are not both on one side ;-)

from these pictures you might think they are taken in the middle of the night or something. guess what, they are not (because there is sun outside) :) but on this next one you can see it is actually morning outside:

plus, you can see here how the snow then goes up and wind takes it away to other places too, like Kadriorg for example. want to know where it is? it’s not far from me on the bank of Pirita river, see map here.

so, that’s it! by the way, did i mention that it was -12*C outside? i have to say, this is pretty cold, my nose was totally frozen after that. i had to make myself some acacia-leaf-tea in fact, so i’m fine now :) next time i will definitely take my friend Angel with me. you know, he’s an ice-bear! he should love it!