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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Twenty windows that caught my eye in Maremma. Today we continue on the day where we stopped in my previous Lens-Artists PC post looking up, but only with the first photo below. The others are from the remaining days of our recent long weekend with … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Windows and stuff
“Life’s too short for boring doors” could be the official slogan of our jolly little group. Let’s have more of the other kind. Small wonder that it was Norm, our chief, who wrote this in a comment to one of my Thursday Doors post on … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 27/9/18: Norm’s Doors 3
Since Amanda desires it for the A and I Poetry Challenge, my first limerick it is. When was the last time you did something for the first time? There once was a field in Toscana that couldn’t decide what it’s gonna: rest, freeze or make … Continue reading Cypress field by seasons
Small is relative, but since not much is small about me, I collected twenty small surprises that Roman streets gifted me this past weekend. They may be small in size, grandiosity or their importance on the scale of things, but each of these scenes has … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Small gifts from the streets
Welcome, all the good regular and irregular door people, and see the doors that most pleased our top door expert over the years. And #8!!!!! That’s it, I’m getting on a plane NOW and heading straight there. I’m going to knock on that door and … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 20/9/18: More Norm’s doors
It’s September and I’ve got a couple of things to discuss: 1. What photo is deemed photo worthy? 2. Why suffer if you can enjoy it? “It’s interesting what is considered photo worthy, especially in terms of being posted online.” This was a comment under … Continue reading September 2017
Today a special door selection from my first blog, of doors that caught the eye of our Thursday Doorman. “The day I set foot in Rome and start exploring for doors… well I don’t know if I’ll ever leave the place.” This was the comment … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 13/9/18: Norm mix I.
Leya wrote “Fences” in the title of her challenge, which is not to say that the singular form would have prevented me from posting twenty of them, as is my norm. But first, I was amazed to discover – only now, as it sometimes happens – … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Don’t fence me in
This summer, for no particular reason, I found myself graveyard-hopping. It must be because cemeteries are full of poetic details. Or “little touches of humanity that you find”, according to Emma Cownie. Isn’t that the loveliest way to put it? Thank you! All these were … Continue reading Pic and a Word #151: Grave details
After two months in my Slovenia I have only two words: thank you. I know that this challenge is called Pic and a Word but as usually I’m exaggerating: many more words and pictures than one on how my gratitude feels and looks like. Words … Continue reading Pic and a Word #150: Gr-attitude
A bunch of almost forgotten one-year-old door photos plead to be seen by you all, so I said yes. As I was going through my August 2017 folders for yesterday’s colourful Lens-Artists photo challenge, I found a multitude of doors that haven’t yet seen the light … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 30/8/18: Lokev & Co.
Another August is going with the wind and with it my last chance to post last year’s August photos for my 2017 Calendar. My blog is full of colours at any given time. That’s why I was happy when I saw the theme of this … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Colours of August 2017
This month the A and I Poetry Challenge prompts us to write a heart poem. Since I’m waiting to be reunited with amore, this was not a hard task. Here is a look back at the two weeks we spent together in Slovenia before he … Continue reading I heart you