Live and let die, and then remember. Let’s go all poetic today. Do you know how you sometimes can’t tell exactly what a Latin proverb means? Is memento mori remember the dead or remember to die? In any case, I see it as the imperative … Continue reading Pic and a Word #161: Remember to die
Today the memory of an August afternoon spent in Koper, the fifth largest Slovenian city. By the look of it, it could also lie far away, in Argentina, maybe, or Honduras, or at least Italy. This biggest Slovenian port is located just below Trieste and … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 15/11/18: Koper 1
The more pictures I take, the more it becomes obvious that all I do is follow the light. The best is to catch it before it says good night when they say it’s golden, so I do. This magical gallery starts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where … Continue reading Lens-Artists: Follow the light
Are these the End Times? Or has it only just begun? Be as it may, there is a storm coming. First the poem. Read the title as a companion to “grumble grumble”. Contemple contemple Con temple, con tempi, with times. I hear say that these … Continue reading Pic and a Word #160: Contemplate this
Since my today’s post doesn’t appear in my Reader and possibly neither in yours, here is a hook. Do you wish to see doors from here shot by me and the man on the floor? See my previous post. Thank you.
This is a joint post, which means that you can experience this visit out of another pair of eyes. We certainly didn’t come to San Galgano Abbey for the doors but we left with some, as one does. You might have heard it already: a bit … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 8/11/18: San Galgano Abbey – Double Bill
Today five examples of standing out – or is it blending in? – in images by three. Because Leya asked for it. First, this door from Piran looks stonewashed. It wasn’t me. Maybe it was the snail army to help conceal their spy. Second example … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Blending out or standing in?
In words: a cheeky view of my current life. In images: a look back at how we stormed the Alps this August in search of the blue chapel. Rugged life My life is so rugged right now. These 30 degrees C are ruining my winter … Continue reading Pic and a Word #159: Rugged life
Sister’s good deeds will feed us now. Because she makes cooking look like fun. Starting with her birthday party where she was her own caterer, via fruit dumplings with a visiting friend, past uncle’s favourite pizza which she makes from scratch, with several meals that she … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Yum for fun
Today’s entry takes us to the August day on which injections and doors were shot to ease the pain. And since it’s November 1st, there must be a cemetery too. When I was in Slovenia for the summer, mother and I drove for half an … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 1/11/18: Mekinje & Kamnik
I’ve had the pleasure of taking part in the A and I Poetry Challenge which ran from March till now. This is its final chapter. I wish to thank Amanda and Ineke for all the prompts that made me poem even when it’s not April. Since … Continue reading Final A and I Poetry Challenge
Here is a good idea if you plan to go to Slovenia: a medieval, well-preserved, picturesque town called Škofja Loka with a 150-year-old coffee and cake house, among other things. It goes without saying that they’ve got doors too. On this August day, the last … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 25/10/18: Škofja Loka I.
I never combine challenges but this week they made me do it. Something big for Lens-Artists and giant for Pic and a Word coming up. I’m going to include: a quotation (instead of my usual Pic and a Word poem) and thank Patrick for it, … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC & Pic and a Word 158: Up on a Giant
Before this month is done, here is last year’s October in twenty images. Greetings from Rome where we had a bit of Armageddon last night, with a hail storm, flash floods and general chaos. Luckily we stayed home and didn’t know about any of that, … Continue reading October 2017
Today celebrates my poet friend. It’s a bit more than just a birthday. Abraham is coming on a visit. I’m not in our country so we will have to celebrate another time but we yet had an excellent day this summer, in Koper on the … Continue reading Happy Ab day, Aleš!
El Pastel It’s as if the pinks and blues only get to play early in the morning or late in the day. Whoever came up with this gender segregation must be slightly upset every time the sun sets or rises and the colours display how … Continue reading Pic and a Word #157: El pastel
Today I present the first half of possibly all the doors of the village Nova vas in Slovenian Istria where we went for the garlic. Okay, and wine. The Garlic and Wine Festival is the annual event over one summer weekend when locals offer their … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 18/10/18: Nova vas
I’ve just returned from two days in this October city. It was Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, not New York, but here is a gallery of photos that could also be from there. If you believe it. I only spent two full days in my … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Ljubljana, newyorked
Yesterday I spent travelling by myself. No wonder I was thinking of you. Your kind of love Today I’m taking your daily train route, all 100 minutes of it. Just right for a good film. So I stare out. We go past the lake. Do … Continue reading Pic and a Word #156: Your kind of love
The witches of Apulia go door hunting. My mother has three friends who like to call themselves witches and like to go on tours. They are all around 70 and when my mom was 70, these friends gifted her a basket of tangerines and a … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 11/10/18: Apulia and Basilicata