here is something for the nepethes! i found this cocoon when i was cleaning the dandelions for the salad..almost two months ago. i didn't know what it was and just put it in my room. now, a few days ago i started noticing little dead animals on m floor. well yesterday i did a more dtailed check up and found out where those bugs are coming from! and guess what they were? bah, i'm not tellin', see it for yourselves!
now, this other one is for abejaruco and kathy, well mostly kathy, since the storks are long gone :( but the nesting site is obvious!
ok, so this is only a picture of what used to be here, look at the clock tower
, there it is, the highest point, but like i said, storks are long gone, there are other storks in the village, where we instaled a set-up for their nest, and they liked it. hve to take a video of them landing someday, they're so funny :-D
next up is...for everyone, the big black mason bee, she's absolutely gorgeus!
ok..so again kathy!
here you can see the highest hill in the surroundings, it's at..i think 696m, while we are at some 340m
just guess what's on top?
oh yeah, nothing less than a fort!
build around 1000 for defense against the turks, but got ruined and rebuilt..i think 3 times, twice from rebelions, and once even the turks got it, but i'm sure they got them off-guard, because the positioning of the fort is just..overwhelming, it could NOT have been concquerd the regular besiegeing way.
look from the main tower, you can see the inner walls still standing, more than 4m high, and i guess they were some 6m high originaly
on the right, there's main castle structure, to the left-the wall surrounding the whole castle with what i would think road on the inside of the walls
ok..this uploading thingy is just..bleh, enough
pictures don't say 1% of what one sees there!, really, even i can't imagine everything as it is, although i have been there a couple fo times. the castle site is just...uh, and by the way, if you didn't know, the last blow to the Turkish army was made by Slovenian arquebuisars. around 4000-5000 shooters and just a handfull of heavy cavalry led by Andrej TurjaÅ¡ki-Hervard, against 20.000 heavy infantryamen and 20.000 Spahija(light cavalry armed with bows). this was battle at Sisek in 1593. if anyone is interested, you might find under the name "Segestica"