Other ages

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ― Madeleine L’Engle I took these in a matter of two minutes while descending some stairs in Ansedonia, at the end of our 12 km beach. They walked into my frame, so to speak, and my camera wouldn’t look…

Letting the sun go down

All colours in four minutes. Not a fire, just the sun saying goodbye for now. This was about ten days ago on the road, as I was taking my parents home from Orvieto where they had gotten off the train. The colour depended on how much I zoomed in and how far from the sun I pointed. As…

No country for dieting

Visitors come here and say they are dieting. At first glance it seems healthy. But actually Italy wishes to seduce you at every step. These are the first things you see. Photo: © signature mmm

Have mercy, Pereta

This was yesterday. We had a go at all-you-can-eat Tuscan-style in beautiful Pereta. Just don’t believe Google Maps. For if you do, mercy on your soul. Via Roma, 10, Pereta, is the official address of Trattoria da Maria Moretti, but do NOT enter this into your satellite dish, or it will lead you into an unnecessary…

WPC: Reflecthings

Here are some recent reflections: of Rome, of Bestia, of me, of me on Bestia, of trees. Most were taken with the help of the car – which reminds me that for photographic reasons I need to wash the roof too – except the last two are reflections in a puddle. We don’t have many…

Here and now

Keep passing the open windows. ― John Irving (Quote reblogged from Logical Quotes) Or take them with you. These photos were taken just earlier on my way from the vet where Bestia got his regular maintenance. I stopped the car, opened the windows and clicked first left and then right. I think there might be…

Thursday Doors, May 4 2017

May the 4th be with you and welcome to the weirdest edition of Thursday Doors. A collection of Talamone doors for those who see and seek them. I blame it on “Holy Motors” which I saw yesterday. Are you SURE you want to proceed? Photo: © signature mmm For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Lily Island

This morning I woke up and thought of lilies and islands. The first time he took me there was during my first visit of him and Italy. No talk of the future (and barely any talk at all since his English was still in the making and my Italian was only theoretical), no worries and no dog….

Happy birthday, Rajko!

First, a repeat of my favourite May 1st graffiti and then a celebration of my uncle who celebrates today. You never forget your first one. —May I might have only two uncles, but they are a handful. The first three photos were taken on your only visit in Tuscany so far and the rest during various…

WPC: Wonder lust – Wander list

Yes, I have my wander lust and list too. These are just some of the spots I have crossed out. My list is getting additions on an hourly basis, as soon as I see something appealing on blogs or Tweeter or Facebook. Normally I only include a destination if it’s under 3 hours’ drive from…

Sheer joy

Just a little Wednesday joy… …while I’m thinking of starting a new blog, to make myself write. One photo and up to 500 words per day. On one hand, I’m lacking structure and compliance in my life and hope I’d get it with a new blog, on the other, I know that this, my primary…

Bedroom window

Be me for a moment and have some camera fun. In my bedroom. These were taken some days ago, and today, today it’s a holiday in Italy. Some sort of liberation much have taken place. Sits well with us, we have just watched a hilarious Australian “The Little Death”. Beware every time you die a little….

Cin cin, Taja and sloni!

Not that I believe in horoscope, but I know my favourite kind of women: Taurus girls. It takes one to know one. And right about now we are starting to celebrate our birthdays, with one of the Three Graces leading the way (the third one is a Fish, however, and had hers yet): This post…

Three wisdom windows

Or window wisdoms, your choice. Apply as necessary, they are all true. Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past. ~Anne Lamott There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. ~Hunter S. Thompson (quote reblogged from Zenkatwrites’s Blog) If you would avoid all fools…

Four years in eight minutes

It was on this day four years ago that I landed in Tuscany. For a reason, not just for a season. The best way to round it up is thus: Time moves slowly, but passes quickly. ― Alice Walker (quote reblogged from Logical Quotes) Amore agrees: it doesn’t seem like four years at all. I…

Vision 20/20

And it’s not over yet. This is my sister’s visit in twenty images. Even with a single photo from each location (okay, and a bit more from home) I had to stop myself at 20. It begins and ends with colourful bits to bite with plenty in between, including the first use of bikini this year. Click…