After I spent a few hours working on the general overview of the blog, the thing looks like something. I added some more additional information, made a banner, changed layout and colors, added some links and a picture (omg!). Unfortunately, more original photos will be available only after I get my hands on a new camera.
On the plus side, while I was rummaging through my old pictures I found one I took in Paris at the end of October 2008. It amazed me the flower was still blooming (along with the hundreds more in the garden) - imagine the kind of care they had!