Vasja, live long and prosper!

Today our friend Vasja celebrates his 40th birthday. Here are some of his moments that I wish to share with you. On the morning when I turned 40 (a bit ago), my mother’s friend, who I didn’t even know very well, called me on the phone and invited me to their Group 40+, which in…

Thursday Doors, March 16 2017

Today’s special: the second part of ancient Pitigliano doors. You never know where Thursday Doors may lead: The first part of Pitigliano doors, which is here, inspired my Russian friend raynotbradbury to write a short play. And she promises several more, all based on my doors. Imagine if behind one of those really lived a guy named…

WPC: Wishful

When an atheist reaches out to a church on the prompt of “wish”, then you know we are in trouble. Since recently, the WPC theme is announced on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. I think Friday is the earliest I’d manage to post though. I like to add my weekly recap to my WPC posts, in case…

Duba for Nika

I don’t know if all people have a village where they did all the required growing up. My first friend and I – we do. My friend Nika called Nicky, who celebrates today, was my companion as we did our growing up every August in the tiny village Duba on the Pelješac peninsula in Croatia, the all-night…

WPC: A good match these days is hard to find

STILL, WHAT FOLLOWS ARE ENOUGH MATCHES TO LIGHT TWENTY FIRES. AND ONE SCARY GRAPH. First, as usually, here is the past week on my blog in bullet-points, which is better than bullets. There were: A photo story of my transfer from Slovenia to Italy with no regard to odds; an almost 360 degree view of Ljubljana from the Skyscraper and…

Tanti auguri, Anima

Today celebrates mom’s cousin who comes closest to an aunt I never had. Let’s have a look at a few fun facts: Her name translates as Soul or Anima. She paints and makes jewellery and then gifts her art. She has been learning Italian and was fascinated with Italian hand gestures when amore was showing…

WPC: Against all odds, evenly

Not that there were any odds to begin with, and yet I’ve come a long way. Geographically speaking. We shall have a look at how it all began in a minute, but first the previous week on my blog. There were: Twelve photos from last April as part of my 2016 Calendar; full moon, if…

You kiss me into life

I don’t celebrate today in any special way like most of you: instead I just love all the people all the time. And yet the heart symbol will never grow old. And nobody does hearts quite like Niki de Saint Phalle. Her Tarot Garden, Il giardino dei tarocchi, in immediate vicinity tends to see much…

WPC: Shadowlands

The true history hides in the shadows, they say. A quick dash through my pack members and their shadows, plus some other Slovenian shadows for you. And now I better rush out since it’s almost 1.45 am for when the full moon, lunar eclipse and a passing of a green comet with the violet tail…

Thursday Doors, February 9 2017

We are back to Siena for another doorfest. Which reminds me: my sister, who did the guest Asian Thursday Doors post on here last week, said, reading all your encouraging comments: “You all are so cute! Such enthusiasm! As if they were puppies and not doors.” Here they are then, almost twenty Siena door puppies. Included…

Keep ourselves alive

I’m all under the influence of an Italian earthquake winter tale and need some flowers from the home turf now. Just earlier I came across a post by an American woman living in that region of Italy where they have been enduring severe earthquakes on and off since last October.  She spent Christmas sick and her dog ate poison…

Thursday Doors, February 2 2017

…Or Klu in Asia 4. Sister went to Thailand and Laos, and kept an eye on the doors for me and all Thursday Doors lovers around the world. Here is the fourth and last part of sister’s photos from her first Asian travel which she graciously let me handle. Sometimes it’s not a door as such but…

CFFC: Outer is inner

This is what the bottom layer of a round wooden structure in “Škocjanski zatok” nature reserve is hiding. It’s time for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge again, and the outer shall be inner shall be outer. Photo: © signature mmm For:

WPC: The story of repurposing

This subject has again made me giddy and it was hard to stick to twenty images. There is just so much repurposing going on all around me. Before the photo story unrevels, I wish to draw your attention to the last week on my blog. It was quite busy. I’ve even managed to more or…

Thursday Doors, January 26 2017

Today it’s time for the second part of Izola doors with two Piran doors sneaking in. Izola is one of the few yet pretty towns on the short Slovenian coast. We had a short but eventful stroll during which we met some people, got invited to a concert and bestia got a pig’s ear. As…

Klu in Asia 3: Say what?

In the third edition of sister’s Asian photos: people, symbols and inscriptions that sometimes coincidentally mean more than they say. Or is it a coincidence? Sister’s Facebook handle translated means “There are no coincidences” and if you look closely you see that she is right. And she does, look closely. Thank you so much for these, it feels like…