Last Sunday

This was last Sunday: Monte Argentario monastery laid out the view and the flowers for us. Well, for everybody who chose to drive those few kilometres half way to the top of Monte Argentario, the hill on the peninsula of the same name next to the Orbetello lagoon, right here on the Silver Coast (our…

Thursday Doors, June 22 2017

Amore’s coworker said: “You must go to Castagneto Carducci. There are some doors there waiting for you.” And so we went. As we were going in that direction as it was, in search of the castle that didn’t want us from yesterday’s post, I rooted for this hilltop town. My friend obliged. Then we went…

WPC: Fok-us

“Fok” is something I might say when my super auto point-and-shoot decides to focus on something else than I would. Still, it makes for interesting pairings. I’m quacking from the heat as I’m touristing around new locations with my visitor and my dog who has seen it all and yet gives me the “ARE YOU…

Cincincincilla, mom!

A year has passed since your big party, which is still the talk of the town, and now you’re deep into the 80’s, as your friend friendlily noted. Not an easy thing to believe, right? No wonder the waiter at your party last year thought we were all joking. Just look at you! Below are…

CFFC: Garden party

I’m not a regular contributor to Cee’s challenges, but sometimes she says just the right word. So when I saw her beautiful gardens for her Fun Foto Challenge, I knew I wished to link photos from this particular Roman garden to her challenge. Photos are from today, lunch too. Buon appetito! Same goes for my new writer’s…

2,770 candles for Rome

Eternity just got a bit longer: Rome celebrates its 2,770th birthday today. I want to say thank you to Sara from The Rover in Leather Jacket who alerted me to it. Have a look at her most recent post and give us your favourite words in any language in a comment. She will appreciate it…

Signs of spring in Rome

Here you have it, twenty signs of spring from this weekend in Rome. When in Rome I often don’t visit the usual tourist spots but instead wander around residential areas. Here are twenty views of plants, windows and balconies of Rome’s Monteverde district. On Saturday it was almost summer (first nine photos), on Sunday it was…

Roman flowers

So many bloggers post so many flowers so much of the time. Here is my uninformed pay-back: a collection of blossoms growing in Roma this weekend. The first two plants have already been “smuggled” from this garden in Roma to Piran, Slovenia. In both, flowers are surrounded by the same orangey-pinky paint job. Photo: a © signature…

Thank you for the happy genes

My grandmother on my mother’s side, baca Nada, was born on this day. We always had a blast. Thank you, baca, I’m feeling the happy gene pool, and keeping on filling it. In the poem you liked reciting to me in several languages, beautiful Vida is whisked away to a foreign country. Well… how can I…