First poppies

My Sunday. I invite you along – just click on the first photo and be sucked in. Photo: © signature mmm

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…

WPC: Atop of the morning to ya

The title goes well with yesterday’s Fiesta, whereas the photos are two apiece from different tops I have climbed in my two countries. But first the last week on my blog lest I forget. There were quite a few topics: Last week’s subject of “wish” had me running for a pretty little church; I told you…

Thursday Doors, March 16 2017

Today’s special: the second part of ancient Pitigliano doors. You never know where Thursday Doors may lead: The first part of Pitigliano doors, which is here, inspired my Russian friend raynotbradbury to write a short play. And she promises several more, all based on my doors. Imagine if behind one of those really lived a guy named…

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…

Happy March 8!

Throwing flowers at favourite women because it’s today. They are coming over too, my two favourite women, first one and then the other. Party! And now let’s see how spring flowers come rolling in around here. No matter how many marches it takes, before we’re allowed to be free. Photo: © signature mmm

Sunset cocktail

A sunset last week and its African cocktail colours. Photo: © signature mmm

WPC: Top ten roads taken

I love this week’s Photo Challenge theme: The Road Taken. So that it’s not always just her wicked stepsister. We can moan all we want, imagine what could have happened to the moon and back, and yet there is nothing more useless than wondering about the road not taken. As if we could ever go back and…

WPC: A good match these days is hard to find

STILL, WHAT FOLLOWS ARE ENOUGH MATCHES TO LIGHT TWENTY FIRES. AND ONE SCARY GRAPH. First, as usually, here is the past week on my blog in bullet-points, which is better than bullets. There were: A photo story of my transfer from Slovenia to Italy with no regard to odds; an almost 360 degree view of Ljubljana from the Skyscraper and…

Thursday Doors, February 23 2017

Pitigliano is a fascinating town, but its doors have a secret: they are out to get you. It is called “Little Jerusalem” since it has a well-preserved Jewish section with a synagogue. Like some other towns in vicinity, such as Sovana and Sorano, it is built from volcanic ash (“tufo”). A while back I showed you some…

WPC: Against all odds, evenly

Not that there were any odds to begin with, and yet I’ve come a long way. Geographically speaking. We shall have a look at how it all began in a minute, but first the previous week on my blog. There were: Twelve photos from last April as part of my 2016 Calendar; full moon, if…

Stop that train

These photos were taken right next to the train station so the title is more than apt. First, that moment when you realise that the tree under which you pass daily is one giant mimosa. And then comes the playground. It’s the site of “Chi entra muore” and “It’s a traaap” graffiti which I’ve posted…

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….

April

According to my calendar, it’s time for April. But first the last week on my blog lest we forget: For last week’s solitude challenge I describe five times when I felt most alone in the past and give you present photo evidence of how pretty solitude can be; I show you Piran on the Slovenian…