WPC: Florentine Delta

I had a bit of a problem with the theme of this week’s photo challenge. “Delta” only brings the Nile and the Greek letter to mind. Cool IT kids like Liz surely understand (she even gave me a good example based on our last Thursday Doors joint posts: “So, the delta of your post and…

The Spying Reserve

Welcome again to the nature reserve on the Slovenian coast where you can spy on wildlife and find ready-made frames for your images. In this heated, dry weather here in the south of Tuscany, as we are waiting for some rain to green back the landscape after it has gone apocalyptically yellow, I thought a memory from cooler…

WPC: Buddies and friends

In the last few months these were my friends. Thank you all, bloggers and other onliners, for adding humanity to my daily existence. As you can see, I sorely need it. Even though Bestia performs a variety of roles, as you will see. Photo: © signature mmm (except the one of me and my friend)…

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…

That’s Sunday for you

Right now he is at it again, just the pose is a little different. While Bestia relaxes on “his” sofa, let’s have a look at the recent activity on my blog. The past week was quite green, as is everything around me in April. There were: A look at surprisingly orderly Italian port city Civitavecchia; three…

WPC: Quadruple security

Silent but deadly. 😀 Photo: © signature mmm In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Security

Happy 4th birthday, Bestia!

Again a year went by and today celebrates my friend here. It came as a bit of a surprise amid running around, eating healthy with the visitor (still!) and editing too many photos, but today is Bestia’s birthday! He is older, wiser, calmer and more obedient. He has learnt that it pays off to do what…

Dog, moon, sis and minestrone

A few serene images from a few evenings ago and a reason why I won’t be going through your posts and posting my own so much these days. Our pack got bigger. And we’re busy eating healthy. And a spa on Sunday. Ahhh. It’s hard-knock life. Photo: © signature mmm

Three cool cats

Three cats want you to observe them fondly. Every cat gets three snaps. The first one is a neighbour just around the corner, a little bestia-weary, even though he wouldn’t hurt it. The second was caught in action next to the Orbetello lagoon. It looks it has found a shortcut (shortcat?) to the birds and the…

WPC: Easy peasy being green

Green is easily my favourite colour. Ask anybody. And dogs are my favourite animals. Something happened on this day in 1999, and some green things happened ten years ago. Let’s start with these. First of all, ten years ago I stopped smoking after twenty years and two packs a day, which is still the biggest…

To spring, poetry and donkeys

Today, in order to celebrate a few things, a donkey and a man. Not only did spring decide we were worthy of it once again, today is also World Poetry Day. If you are lucky, you are able to pay your coffee with a poem in certain places in Slovenia, courtesy of a shrewd sponsor…

Birdland

Welcome to the architecturally acclaimed bird sanctuary, nature reserve Škocjanski zatok on the Slovenian coast. I’ve posted images from here already, for example this one: In order to transpose the feeling I had those couple of hours in December as we were strolling around, however, more is needed. And as always, I wish to thank…

May

May I interest you in twelve images from last May for my calendar 2016? It is my birthday month, that’s why it’s probably my favourite. And the nature plays along too. ADD-IT: I’ve just realised that I only posted ten photos, rather than my usual 12 as I did for other months. Fixing that with…

Birds’ wedding planner

In Slovenia it’s St. Gregory’s today, the day when birds get married. More on this pagan holiday which we call “Gregorjevo” here. It’s St. Valentine’s Day, Slovenian-style. I had planned to post other bird photos, but today as I went to buy groceries by the lagoon, as one does, certain aviators demanded attention. They can be…