Merrily into winter

No matter how I’m more than ready for it to end, on Thursday the winter only just begins. Try not to think about that.

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (reblogged from Nes Felicio Photography)

Mal di Maremma is real. (As is mal d’Africa, the feeling of nostalgia of those who have visited Africa and want to go back.) I knew I’d need it one day, the quotation above, perfect for one whole week of waiting for the sun. It’s not been raining all of the time, it was snowing too, and the last few days have been dry but cold and covered. I’ve got the best of both worlds, I like to say, but I hope it doesn’t stay so cruelly divided: no rain there, no sun here.

I’ve seen it today though, the sun, weak but brave. It’s here to stay, it says, adding in a whisper that at home it’s stronger.

Here is the past week in people and glimpses of the (non) sun. But even without it, each our visit to Slovenia is always varied and wonderful. Thank you to everybody, even the dentist.

Photo: © signature mmm

A bit of a soundtrack: Manouche – Men si fensi (“You’re fancy to me”). So sorry for the weather that evening. It was impossible to bear it.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Cool music 🎶 (lets dance!) and..the “first sun pic” looks kinda threatening 🙂 but beautiful 🙃💡🍾

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    1. Oh yes, RayNot, it’s most excellent music and they had the most terrible weather for their concert, bad luck. That woman is threatening, agreed. 😀

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  2. I think the place looks beautiful in any weather. And smiles all around, I see.

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. Indeed, today is the last day of our visit and we didn’t stop smiling. 🙂

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  3. I wish Helsinki would exaggerate with lights a but 😀 That first photo is striking, MM. Another fave is the one with bestia and the unimpressed romano at the foggy lake 🙂

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    1. Thanks, SMSW. Got many more, will post. You’ll see what my mean by exaggerating. Today is already the last day! 😮

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  4. a bit, not a but! oops 😀

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  5. joey says:

    OOH, snow covered mountains! 😀
    Love the photo with this caption “St. Ana above the Ljubljana Marshes: not high enough to lose the fog.” — Dreamy.

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    1. Thanks, Joey. The St. Ana spot is allegedly a photographer’s paradise with a view far and wide. Obviously it delivers even if you can’t see a thing. And the view of the mountains amazes me whenever I return. So many things around us that we take for granted.

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      1. joey says:

        Everyone takes landscapes for granted, until they miss them. Have I mentioned it’s been four years and I’m still so happy to be home? Trees and farms and gritty city streets, all of it please me ❤

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