To begin, begin.

A quick post to mark the date when I submitted my first anything to anything. To begin, begin. — William Wordsworth It has been on my mind for a while, to research all the millions of competitions, contests and the like, be it word or image-related. I’ve been saving links too. But I never did…

Are you watching?

Every new day is a reason for celebration. Here are my last ten days or so with a photo for each. New days should be greeted like new lovers and babies toddling along a table looking back to make sure we’re watching. ― Darnell Lamont Walker (quotation reblogged from Circadianreflections Blog) Go ahead, day, I say….

Side by side

If I’d thought it through, I would have done it in my yesterday’s post already: a side-by-side comparison of black&white vs. original photos. Not giving up on the green that easily. Once more, with feeling, I mean colours. There are some interesting points to it. Original photos have not been touched at all, apart from…

Seven black and white days

You might have seen it around, especially on Facebook, the black and white photo challenge. I have, half hoping I don’t get nominated because I don’t quite trust my b&w skills, but now that my bird-, Italy- and doorloving friend Liz from Fetching the World kindly invited me, I’m willing and ready to take part. You are…

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…

You just have to live

You just have to live and life will give you pictures. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson The quote above, which I reblog from this post by a great photographer Jane Lurie, pretty much sums up photography for me. Even clicking is optional – sometimes my eyelashes flutter instead. Here are five images that life gave me on…

Surrounded by story

This post is an exercise in trying something new, technically speaking. The content is old, pretty and uplifting, even though it’s from a cemetery. Italy is alive in death too. If you click on the photo below, you will see the difference. Alert! Come back here! There are only photos there, no text. As Sara…

Don’t be afraid to ripple

This is a post with three examples of how blogging ripples and some actual watery ripples from Slovenia. 1. First, the long-awaited moment when my name appears on the same page as Charles Bukowski’s. I have his badge on my mantelpiece after all (the one that Bestia once found). He is my spirit animal. I’m…

Four rights

Sunday is finishing and I’ve got the weekly recap, two truths and three photos for you. Both quotations will be by Roald Dahl. Here is the first: You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of. ― Roald Dahl I’ll leave this here to sink in, and in the meantime have a look…

Other ages

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ― Madeleine L’Engle I took these in a matter of two minutes while descending some stairs in Ansedonia, at the end of our 12 km beach. They walked into my frame, so to speak, and my camera wouldn’t look…

Here and now

Keep passing the open windows. ― John Irving (Quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) Or take them with you. These photos were taken just earlier on my way from the vet where Bestia got his regular maintenance. I stopped the car, opened the windows and clicked first left and then right. I think there might be…

Thursday Doors, April 27 2017

Today will always stay in my memory as “The OF Day”, no matter how they call it now. The “OF” or “Osvobodilna fronta” was “The Liberation Front”, Slovenian anti-Fascist organisation that formed in 1941. As the Wikipedia says, “The Slovene Partisans were the armed wing of the Liberation Front, which fought in the beginning as a…

Sheer joy

Just a little Wednesday joy… …while I’m thinking of starting a new blog, to make myself write. One photo and up to 500 words per day. On one hand, I’m lacking structure and compliance in my life and hope I’d get it with a new blog, on the other, I know that this, my primary…

Happy reading!

My life is a reading list. ― John Irving (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) Yesterday my parents sent me an email wishing me a happy World Book Day. Isn’t that the sweetest? Technically it’s tomorrow but celebrations are going on already, in Slovenia as well. Thus the past night was The Night of the Book in…

Three wisdom windows

Or window wisdoms, your choice. Apply as necessary, they are all true. Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past. ~Anne Lamott There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. ~Hunter S. Thompson (quotation reblogged from Zenkatwrites’s Blog) If you would avoid all fools…

Four years in eight minutes

It was on this day four years ago that I landed in Tuscany. For a reason, not just for a season. The best way to round it up is thus: Time moves slowly, but passes quickly. ― Alice Walker (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) Amore agrees: it doesn’t seem like four years at all. I…