First poppies

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

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…

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…

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…

February

If I go on with this pace, we shall reach December some time next summer. Still, here is my February. As I tried to compile a calendar post with a photo for each month, I got terribly sad for all those who’d be left behind. Here there are, twelve images from February. All were taken 15…

Thursday Doors, December 22

Today is not so much about doors as specimens but more about a town, its streets, arches and apertures. Orbetello is about 15 minutes away, so it has been featured before, also doorwise, but there is something about it that makes me happy. I think it’s its colours. None of the photos below were taken…

36 questions

I found the questions below in the attached New York Times article, and vulnerable as I obviously like to be promptly answered them. Whatever you do today, make it lead to love. Set I 1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? Jeanette Winterson. Eddie Vedder. Dom…

CFFC: Laundry from my windows

For a while now I’ve been threatening with my laundry folder. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on the theme of windows lets it all hang out. First come Italian windows, followed by Slovenian from Piran – so that you can be the judge of whether Italians truly do it better. I’d say it’s a tie. Photo: a ©…

CFFC: My Entrances and Doors

Since I take photos of doors all the time for Norm’s Thursday Doors (and for myself) as it is, here is a selection of favourite previously published ones for Cee and her fun challenge. Since this is a special occasion, here are more then twenty photos which is my usual limit. I think I’ll make…

Saturday in Orbetello

Last Saturday we encountered an open-air market by the Orbetello lagoon, right on the other side to where the flamingos are. Photo: a © signature mmm production

Flaming flamingos

They seem so pink from afar. But when you zoom in, they are mostly white. And then one lifts his wing a little, and then you know. They say it’s from the shrimps they get their pink. Who knew. I don’t say it often, but sometimes I could use a bigger lens. Sorry for the…

Future on the wall

Today Awa on the Road reminded me of my first visit to Roma and Vatican four years ago. On the wall of the Vatican Museum I took a photo of the map of my future neighbourhood, I just didn’t know it yet. After all, it was only the first time I met my internet friend. We…

Return of the Uncle

The return of the Uncle is happening tomorrow. On this occasion I’m posting some of his Nokia phone photos from his most recent visit in May. He is the one who brought you amazing images of Morocco. This is what he saw around here. (Photos enlarge considerably upon clicking.) Photo: © mtc Benvenuto!

WPC: What frames you?

I love these kind of challenges where I can curate and create one little personal exhibition. Once I start browsing my archives, I soon gather a bunch of images to the theme, but I don’t stop. I keep looking through the latest, and then I remember an old one, and ohh, look at this one, and I…

Thursday Doors, July 28

On Saturday I went to Orbetello and the doors were on my scent as usual. Or I on theirs? Everything I do turns into a doorscursion. But only sometimes I fall in love. Photo: a © signature mmm production For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.