February

If I go on with this pace, we shall reach December some time next summer. Still, here is my February. As I tried to compile a calendar post with a photo for each month, I got terribly sad for all those who’d be left behind. Here there are, twelve images from February. All were taken 15…

CB&W + OWPC = Bestia

I’m not above black&whitening my favourite animal just so I can take part in Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. Accidentally it’s a dog so it fits this week’s One World Photo Challenge as well. I love it the most when I can watch him run, even though my lens has trouble keeping up. This was yesterday. (Click…

WPC: Relax, don’t (over)do it

No matter how people predominantly use them for work, to me boats spell relax. But first, a short weekend review of the last week on my blog. To be found: A walk around my immediate vicinity to show you the vineyard colours, green grass and all that occurs this time of year; a selection of windows from our Tuscany 4-town…

36 questions

I found the questions below in the attached New York Times article, and vulnerable as I obviously like to be promptly answered them. Whatever you do today, make it lead to love. Set I 1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? Jeanette Winterson. Eddie Vedder. Dom…

WPC: Cha-cha-chaos

Another one of those challenges where I had to smack my fingers in order not to exceed my self-imposed limit of twenty images per post. Chaos is all around us, but is it really? Since it’s Sunday, I’ll give you a quick run-down through my last week’s posts first. This week I: gave you an example…

WPC: Shiny crazy diamonds

For this challenge I’ve been enjoying collecting images with a certain shine to them. It can come from different sources. And yet, does it really? But first a short recap of the past week: I gave you our local beach.  I showed you our slightly pink flamingos from not so very close up.  I alerted you to…

WPC: My local beach

One of the grandest luxuries of my new home (well, fourth year running) is our local sandy beach. It is 12 km long and less than 2 km away from home. Since it is a part of WWF Nature Reserve, it is wild and in the off-season mostly deserted, if you don’t count optimistic off-shore fishermen….

SL-WEEK 2-02: Grounded

Long live the tilt, the ground, the sky, the sea, the beasts that are we. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK 2-02: Ground

Return of the Uncle

The return of the Uncle is happening tomorrow. On this occasion I’m posting some of his Nokia phone photos from his most recent visit in May. He is the one who brought you amazing images of Morocco. This is what he saw around here. (Photos enlarge considerably upon clicking.) Photo: © mtc Benvenuto!

Weekend scenes

Slowly back to normal. Photo: a © signature mmm production

WPC: Mirrorised

First, a favourite sentence from a favourite recently read book that happens to mention a mirror (and a portly woman). It’s a joke. She was convinced that she was anorexic, because every time she looked in the mirror she did indeed see a fat person. —“Good Omens”, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman And now several photos of…

Almost forty is a new orange

Today celebrates my zen & funloving sister. I found a fitting card and thought of leaving it at that. Nah, cute but not true. First I’ve gathered together some of my favourite photos that you took while visiting me. I like your views, they are similar to mine but more stressless. Photo: KLU Featured photo: Vatican…

SL-WEEK 51: Happy birthday, Sylvain’s challenge!

It’s good to have anniversaries. They help me realise how time flies. It’s all one big time for me. And yet Sylvain posted his first weekly challenge one year ago. For this occasion I’ve gone through all my entries to select favourite photos from my posts. Doing this I had much fun and could not help but choose also…

Pure Gandhi

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. —Mahatma Gandhi (quotation reblogged from Andy Townend)

Supersizing happiness tag

I had to double the happiness dose after Joey kindly dropped my name as someone who makes her happy. Here are my ten favourite things, songs and bloggers to supersize smiles. (Just ten of the) Things that make me happy, alphabetically, with a photo for each: Photo: a © signature mmm production (Just ten of the)…

WPC: Curve, fattorie and other false friends

This post has so many images that it doesn’t need many words. You can find some in the captions, though. Photo: a © signature mmm production In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Curve