For Cee’s new photo challenge today each of my proverbial 20 photos will be graded and you’ll be able to guess which were taken in Italy and which in Slovenia. First, here is Cee’s original photo and I hope she doesn’t mind me reposting it. Our … Continue reading CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 1
Every time I return to this garden that my parents tend in Piran, Slovenia, where their surprising second home has grown, I wonder what we have done to deserve it. The Garden of Eden and Druga* Permaculture, they call it. It’s been explained as live … Continue reading Pic and a Word #147: Organic
I’ve changed the capital for the coast. Let’s follow the woman with the straw hat. In Piran on the Slovenian coast by the Adriatic they put up several boards with vintage photographs showing Piran how it used to be, and set them on the locations … Continue reading Piran then and now
All this happened on the way to the cemetery. Doors are where you see them, just don’t look too closely: those of Italy are closed yet and now Slovenia is about to close its doors as well. We used to do it on November 1st, The Day … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 5/7/18: Ljubljana
Today celebrates my father, in many ways my role-model. One of the things I love the most is how you will always caress a dog. This year I’m here for your birthday, for a change. Last year I came a bit later and yet all … Continue reading Na zdravje, Dad!
Today let’s celebrate The Snow Melts Somewhere for she has the most to do with the fact that I’m still around and blogging. Since my favourite and most supportive blogger (and how nice it is when the two are not inter-dependent) celebrated a nice round … Continue reading Twelve For Snow
Today, a collection of Roman doors without much ado or words. I’ve been driving almost for seven hours today, the last part on the curvy road up in the Slovenian hills in an attempt to circumvent a road block. The air was fresh. I’m almost … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 28/6/18: Rome
Before June is over, here is a look at last year’s as is my habit. As you will see, it had a girly feel. With all their visitors and views and vibrations, spring and summer months are so hard to pin down in twelve images, … Continue reading June 2017
Weekly Photo Challenge may be over but not on my blog. Here is another part of my WPC retrospective. As I’m waiting for my travelling uncle to come and take me to Slovenia for the summer, I’ve been enjoying a look back at my previous … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 2/2
Photography is certainly a good tool, for processing and otherwise. It surely helps if you notice as if tomorrow you won’t be able to notice any more. For the day will come. Today’s musing is brought to you by three quotations on photography which I’ve … Continue reading Photography as a keyhole
This is my second post for the last WPC challenge ever, which challenged us to post our favourite photos. Who follows me will know that it won’t end here. In my last week’s post my favourite WPC posts from my first blog were gathered. Today I … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 2/1
Today celebrates my mother Meta. Alas, for some genetic reason, you keep showing my age. Unsurprisingly, your best photo of your latest visit was taken by my father. Meta can mean a lot of things in many languages: goal, finish, middle, half in Italian, mint … Continue reading Happy Meta birthday!
My uncle went back to Morocco. I wonder why. Was it for the colours, mentality, weather? Architecture? Could it be so that he could take plenty of door photos for me? Or was it for the elbow of the woman sitting in front of him … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 7/6/18: Morocco 1
This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge came just in time for me: I’ve got arches, oh yes, I do. The last twenty days have been a bit busier than usual around here. First I had my parents over, another visiting couple came for a day, … Continue reading CFFC: 20 days of arches
Facebook can be all sorts of things. This week it made me put books up my tree. I’ve just read Norm’s rant on the subject but my post had already been planned. This week I’ve been posting covers of my favourite books on Facebook, since … Continue reading Books x7
The sudden sad news of WPC no more had me going through my first blog to select my favourite WPC photos and posts. I could say that my blogging consists of two periods: pre- and post-WPC. Before I began posting for Weekly Photo Challenge – … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 1
Not only my parents, we hosted another travelling couple. Capalbio provided the doors and the view. One of the visitors is a photographer and enjoyed the narrow streets and hidden corners of Capalbio, the town on the hill above us. No matter how often I … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 31/5/18: Capalbio
In a simple twist of fate, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is coming to an end. The last theme will be posted this Wednesday. In another, I felt an emptiness inside to which I just could not relate. Not only have I been an (almost) … Continue reading WPC: Simple twists of May 2017
When I read Marina’s post at Me Exploring about how she used to travel, so many of my own memories lighted up that I just had to write some down. I love it when this happens. 1. Bouge de là I plan things, so unsurprisingly many … Continue reading Old school tourist memories
Today celebrates my friend who has just completed a 40-day fast. Picture it for a moment. 100% volunteer, the shirt says. These are from three years ago when you took me on a walk around Mengeš where you used to live. After you saw my … Continue reading Happy new salad!