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…

A quickie

Four days is the longest I haven’t posted, I believe. I need to rectify this before I wake up and Thursday Doors open. I’m swamped with photos, that’s the reason for not posting. When I figure out how to organise them, I’ll do it more often again. Especially after returning home on Sunday and settling…

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…

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)…

WPC: Eva and Adam nescent

I don’t like words that I don’t know how to pronounce and don’t know what they mean. “Fleeting” makes more sense. Until I learn them, that is. So thank you for the lesson. Still, I had to break it down: into “Eva” (and Adam) and “nescent”. I like the definition of the latter: “just coming…

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

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

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…

Boom sha lock lock

As I was taking these photos last week, I knew exactly when I shall post them. And the day is today, St. Patrick’s! I’ve never been to Ireland, don’t know any Irish person personally, and yet Slovenians have always been linked to the Irish in certain ways. All those potatoes, alcohol and masochism… Jump up and get…

Fiction is a whale

Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale. ― Gabriel García Márquez (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) I seem to have a problem with fiction – writing it, that is, far from reading it. That’s why here are some…

Beasts and full moon

On a full moon you can understand what beasts are saying, or so they say (okay, I’m saying it now). But it might be that they are just laughing at us. The last time I posted the full moon, we had a score to settle with a different kind of beast. It’s a work in progress….

Bilingual bliss

Alert! This content might be unauthorised, even wildly fabricated. Photo: © signature mmm

WPC: Antipanti-cipation

If you ask me now, the anticipation is obvious: Slovenia is winking at me. Just a little longer. The title stems from an old Slovenian poem by Janez Menart entitled “Antisong”: Anti-avtor je zvrst bebca, anti-avion je ptič. Anti-Pepe, to je Pepca, anti-panti ni pa nič« (1979). In quick translation: “Anti-author is a sort of moron, anti-airplane is…

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…