Only too much is enough

This is my message to you, Aleš, in the last minutes of your birthday with images from the last day we spent together in Ljubljana, our hometown. Only the featured photo is not from there but from Piran, your favourite town where we often had mussels and wine even before my parents got lucky and…

Thursday Doors, October 19 2017

Admit it, I could be showing you just a handful of doors and towns in a loop and you wouldn’t even know it. True, they start to blend one into the other after a while but this only allows you to notice little differences. This is Castagnetto Carducci, another small town on the top of…

$$$$$$

Some say money is funny, others say it’s too tight to mention. Sometimes you earn, sometimes you spend, and sometimes you ripple which for me is worth the most. And so it happened that Matthias, who has kept a few blogs about the Beat Generation and Charles Bukowski, liked my windows so much that he…

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Can-did

Because I can, I did: twenty candid people photos (+ one animal) black’n’whited for Cee’s challenge. Click on the first to enter the gallery. I think we are all cute, but if anybody requests, I’ll remove the photo. Photo: © signature mmm + featured photo by BM + me on lake by MarMež For: 

WPC: Waiting pays off

It is always good to leave some room for waiting. For the sun. For the miracle. For you to come along. “I’m a patient boy,” sang Fugazi. “And I wait and I wait and I wait.” Here is a previous post with examples of waiting from my life that includes this song. Not just me, the…

September

“September is for this sort of things,” sing Slovenian band “Melodrom”. Let’s look at last year’s to see what is coming. Here are twelve images from last September for my Calendar 2016. The visitor was the same as this year’s: he brought me from Slovenia and has just left. As you will see, last year…

Thursday Doors, September 7 2017

After Joey it’s Dan to the rescue, guest-hosting Norm’s Thursday Doors. For Dan, and all of you, a bunch of green doors. I remember posting a lovely green door once and Dan commented that he doesn’t see green colour all that well. Here are doors in different shades of greenness for him to test his…

WPC: Structurally speaking

When I saw this week’s WPC theme, I had to think hard. Didn’t we just had something like it? I had to check. It was “texture”. I think I might be consufing the two. Be as it may, it’s always a good excuse for posting a bunch of photos. Not that I lack any. If…

Films to feel and fill me

Every three months, or two, or four, I let you in on which films I have seen in the meantime. Since I’m currently sleeping in a bedroom with a huge TV on the wall, I have, not surprisingly and gladly, changed my little laptop monitor with that baby for film-viewing purposes. With it comes watching…

Thursday Doors, August 24 2017

The town is called Milje if you ask us, and Muggia if you ask them. It lies in Italy just across the border, that’s why there are many Slovenian families living behind these doors. I remember vividly reading Ishita’s 10 Charming Small Towns in Italy post on her Italophilia blog. I hadn’t known many of them but…

A quickie

Four days is the longest I haven’t posted, I believe. I need to rectify this before I wake up and Thursday Doors open. I’m swamped with photos, that’s the reason for not posting. When I figure out how to organise them, I’ll do it more often again. Especially after returning home on Sunday and settling…

Hey, ma and pa

Not the kind of symbolism I’d connect to my parents… Another one of those things I’d never believe if somebody had told me. A couple of Slovenian singers has done their takes on parents. Jani Kovačič sings “a fridge is my mother, my father is a TV set”. Pero Lovšin had his version: “My mother…

Thursday Doors, August 10 2017

Out of endless Piran doors, here are some that caught my eye this time. Yesterday I had a sobering walk through the centre of Ljubljana. It was a vulgar display of availability for money. In comparison, Slovenian coast still has its spirit, at least Piran does. And I’m not talking about the smell of pee,…

We are the winners

This Sunday we had our 15th annual garden tarock tournament. It all ended more than fine, rain included. Even though many of the participants, including me, had to admit that we hadn’t played a single game all year since the last tournament, we are always happy to gather in the garden and remember why we…

WPC: Textures of Piran

Another happy compilation post that I like so much. Texture might denote something more palpable than some of my photos show, but to me these twenty images express the most tangible summer surfaces and materials. When it’s winter again, I’ll only need to glance at them to recall the heat wave and the good moments…

August

Now that August has started, let’s have a look at last year’s for my 2016 Calendar. The first half was spent in Slovenia where I am right now as well. Here is a look at assorted locations. 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. The…