To begin, begin.

A quick post to mark the date when I submitted my first anything to anything. To begin, begin. — William Wordsworth It has been on my mind for a while, to research all the millions of competitions, contests and the like, be it word or image-related. I’ve been saving links too. But I never did…

WPC: My cloud

Once there was a friendly temporary mass of vapours (my definition of a cloud). It crossed my path the other day, or I did its. It seemed to follow me around. Or I did it. We had a nice walk. lt made me pay attention to the sky more because I never knew where it…

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,…

WPC: A pick of peeks

The Garden is calling again and on Saturday I answered. Here are twenty Niki’s Tarot Garden peeks. Il giardino dei tarocchi (The Tarot Garden) is a sculpture park designed by late French artist Niki de Saint Phalle who lived in the middle of this park in the south of Tuscany and created the world around…

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…

Side by side

If I’d thought it through, I would have done it in my yesterday’s post already: a side-by-side comparison of black&white vs. original photos. Not giving up on the green that easily. Once more, with feeling, I mean colours. There are some interesting points to it. Original photos have not been touched at all, apart from…

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…

Thursday Doors, October 26 2017

The doors today are as fresh and as local as can be. And yet I’ve never seen them before. Not all: some of them – the first four – I pass on a daily basis. But then I took the turn I normally don’t and found a church. I’ve been living here for almost five…

Thursday Doors, October 19 2017

Admit it, I could be showing you just a handful of doors and towns in a loop and you wouldn’t even know it. True, they start to blend one into the other after a while but this only allows you to notice little differences. This is Castagnetto Carducci, another small town on the top of…

$$$$$$

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…

Calling colours

If you look at the main page of my blog, you will notice that things have been a bit lacklustre lately. Time to call in the colours. Lest we (this is royal we, meaning I) forget: I need only to look up and it’s symphony. This is how the daily drive home from the railway…

Caldana style

I found this trio of Caldana snaps as I was going through last October photos for my yesterday’s post and wanted to post all three. Caldana was the first town with the autumn sagra that we visited with my parents. Three more followed in a single day. That’s Tuscany for you. I especially liked this…

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…

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…