Now that we have crossed over into November, here are twelve images from last year’s. Not bad as Novembers go.

I will never forget the righteous anger at not being able to see the sun for weeks in my former hometown. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lies in the basin. In the winter months the clouds often cover it completely and for the sun you need to leave the city.

So I did, a bit farther than envisioned. Not that here it’s sunny all the time but there is no comparison. And I like dramatic clouds too.

These were taken 15 minutes from our home at the most. The last two are from The Tarot Garden, “Il giardino dei tarocchi” by Niki de Saint Phalle, to where I’ll return tomorrow. From November through March it is only open on the first Saturday in the month and it’s free.

My 2016 Calendar is almost complete. Only when December is done, will I be able to build a proper calendar with one representative photo per month, which was the original idea all along but I got swamped with too many photos to show. In the meantime I wish you enough sun.

Photo: © signature mmm

My 2016 Calendar:

January is here.
February is here.
March is here.
April is here.
May is here.
June is here.
July is here.
August is here.
September is here.
October is here.
December is here.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellen Hawley says:

    An entire year of Novembers, then?

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    1. Hehe, that’s what you wish for you, Ellen? I wouldn’t mind, Julys and Augusts are much too hot. But yes, these are all from last November. I’ve got other months too.

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      1. Ellen Hawley says:

        I’ve got to give this some thought. I don’t think it’s my favorite month. May, maybe? I really like spring.

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      2. I think that variety is the key. And I think plants would agree. For everything there is a season…

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  2. Leya says:

    Lovely, Manja – I especially fancy that rusty red soil and the dog shots. November looks grey and dull here – you managed to pimp it up!

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    1. Thank you, Leya. Italy does the pimping by itself, on every corner. 🙂 All one needs is keep the eyes open.


      1. Leya says:

        And you do!

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  3. I love these monthly posts! Will need to be sure I’ve visited them all. And, I may start this same idea. Thanks for sharing Manja!

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    1. Oh yes, Liz, please, do it! I love this kind of compilation posts. It’s a photo diary in a way. Thank you and you’re always welcome! ❤

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  4. joey says:

    That’s interesting, the way you describe the lack of sun and the cause of it. I can think of absolutely nowhere I’ve been that feels/looks like that. Then again, I don’t do a lot of traveling in winter.
    Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks, Joey. One year, on January 1st, we started counting how many days would have to pass until we got the first sun that year. I think it was 14.

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    I lived in a town in Germany that was grey all winter – the clouds moved in and never left. I really like that river scene.

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    1. Oh Jan, then you know exactly how it feels. And how I must feel now in middle Italy after that…


  6. awtytravels says:

    Toscana has some bad-ass sky to show… My poor Piedmont’s is either grey, white or both.

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    1. Thanks, Fabrizio. True, one could live on sky alone.

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  7. Rowena says:

    I wish you a lot of sun as well, although I am relieved that we finally received some badly need rain! My weather page is showing sun on Wednesday. Let’s hope…..

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    1. Ohh, of course, Rowena, after such a summer as this year’s, all rain is welcome. And over here the sun is never far behind. Welcome to my blog!


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