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)…

Thursday Doors, June 1 2017

Today is the day to reminisce and look at the doors through which we shall all pass one day. There will not be as many doors as is the Norm (;) unless you think of each grave as a door, and probably we should. This cemetery of Talamone is another example of how serene, almost…

Ex-cat-ibur

We’ve been here before but we had to return for the Sword. For me, the Abbey of San Galgano is easily the most impressive monument of Italy so far. The pull is strong and it takes me back to certain paintings and old photographs, probably off postcards. It’s as if I was there yet, and…

Four rights

Sunday is finishing and I’ve got the weekly recap, two truths and three photos for you. Both quotations will be by Roald Dahl. Here is the first: You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of. ― Roald Dahl I’ll leave this here to sink in, and in the meantime have a look…

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…

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 (Quotation 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…