Something fishy

Since it was 4 degrees C this morning (39.2 F) here in Tuscany and amore found ice on the windshield (*gasp*), here are some summery fishy motifs from Piran in Slovenia. I knew they would come handy in the deepest winter (khmmm). It’s surprising (not really – it’s a coastal town) how many fish and…

Destination everywhere

I’m letting you in on another of my lists to let you see the level of my crazy preparedness. And then I don’t go anywhere. I like to think that my as-I-go painstakingly compiled lists – of books to read (which is here), of movies to see (which I haven’t shared yet), and this one,…

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….

November

Now that we have crossed over into November, here are twelve images from last year’s. Not bad as Novembers go. I will never forget the righteous anger at not being able to see the sun for weeks in my former hometown. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lies in the basin. In the winter months the…

Who took my green?

Some weeks flow by faster than others, especially if you have work to do. Work, of course, is a relative term but making and posting one black&white photo a day for the Seven Days challenge qualified. I say making instead of taking because I don’t take photos in b&w, I only make them such later…

$$$$$$

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…

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…

WPC: Windowing

What’s new? Windows 10 but also twenty windows right here. As if the word got around that I’m finally getting Windows 10 this weekend… With it came a small dose of bitching – for example, they took the font of my watermark away. Why? They also considerably changed my beloved Windows Photo Gallery. I’m pretty…

Thursday Doors, September 28 2017

Today I take you to my birth town, Ljubljana in Slovenia, to see some of its doors and one funny graffiti. If I can find it. It was hot this August. Most of my holidays in the country of origin I spent by the sea but I managed to reach the capital too. It’s only…

WPC: Layered October

All twenty multilayered photos below were taken in the same month. Welcome to October. Seeing that I’m desperately running out of blog space, again, I thought to combine the Weekly Photo Challenge and my Calendar 2016 and show you what October looks like around here. Especially since it is nothing if not layered. My second…

Bring your game

Or why some think that Slovenians can’t have nice things: we break everything. But things change, sometimes with a bang such as we are witnessing now. I’m writing this on the day of the finals: tonight undefeated team Slovenia and (once defeated) team Serbia will play in Istanbul for the crown of European male basketball….

Thursday Doors, Sept. 14 2017 – guest host

This week I’m stepping in for Norm as the host of our regular Thursday Doors challenge. Door lovers of the world, welcome! Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by…

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…

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…

Thursday Doors, August 31 2017

Today, with Joey at the Thursday Doors hosting position, we shall be in flowers. And pots and plants. I don’t know about you, but Slovenians, when they get drunk, claim to be “in flowers”. No, I’m not drunk, merely slightly euphoric. The reason for that and for a slightly late posting is the first Slovenian…

WPC: Ooh, shiny on!

Since my blog is more or less nothing but a collection of shinies that stop me in my tracks, here is just more of the same. I know that my last three WPC posts have featured Piran on the Slovenian coast but it’s where I am right now, averaging 100 photos per day. I’m glad…