For the second week of the new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Leya is asking for something to cool us. As long as our friends in the southern hemisphere won’t get too cold. 😉 First a quotation that made my mind reel. The work you do while … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cool cooling
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
Here are some of the last views of Slovenia before you leave it for Italy. I have just driven from the other direction and will spend the summer here. I wonder how many – if any – I will climb. I’ve got the shoes with … Continue reading Pic and a Word #145: Peaks
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!
I’ve often admired it but never taken part: a word+visual challenge by Patrick Jennings. The time is now. Patrick posts his photo-and-word challenge weekly on his beautiful blog PIX TO WORDS. This week’s word is standout. I don’t promise to do it every week but … Continue reading Pic and a Word #142: Standout
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
And one dog. And one cat. You would be closing in on 100. Happy birthday, Baca! What reminds me of you the most? Burda. Kiwi. Blackcurrant. Cottage cheese. Umag. Opera, especially Madame Butterfly. Love of Italy. Beautiful Vida, a poem in many languages. Your stories … Continue reading Flowers for grandma
My life experience has taught me that if you think you belong somewhere, you might miss an exciting option. There is a Slovenian proverb Povsod je lepo, doma je najlepše which translates as “Everywhere is beautiful, at home is best”. Somewhere I saw it flipped … Continue reading WPC: World in places
Today a bit of non-fiction. Which means it really happened. A red dog The old man across the street needs a ride home. He was standing next to the primary school and waved down my car not knowing who I was. I pass his house … Continue reading A red dog
My life is pretty much unlikely, all of it. All this was just my longer path to the station on a May day last year. I have a habit of posting a calendar post every month with twelve pictures from the same month last year, … Continue reading WPC: Unlikely life
I almost forgot to post my lines for the WPC this week. So two posts a day it must be. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves today, only locations in the captions. These are the lines of my life, only the dog leash is … Continue reading WPC: Life lines
Today celebrates my first friend who I met online and got to befriend in real life too. True, we were both in the same country, but without the internet chances are high that we would never know of each other. I’m not mentioning the number … Continue reading Happy half, Alenka!
Today, with only one day of this April poetry madness left, somebody will regret coming up with this challenge. Challenge 29: “Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and … Continue reading Day 29: Sylvain Plathless
Juhuuuu! It’s elephant time of year again since today is the birthday of my elephant-collecting friend. I miss you and wish you could come here just by wishing. First some images from our lovely summer picnic by your lake Mengeš (even many compatriots don’t know … Continue reading Happy birthday, Taja!
Challenge 21: “Try writing a poem that plays with the myth of Narcissus in some way.” Again, thank you for introducing me to an excellent poet. I wish to draw your attention to Antoinette Brim who is responsible for today’s prompt. I find her Walmart … Continue reading Day 21: Narcissus
Since yesterday I learned about a haibun, today – without a prompt even – I attempt my first tanka: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 syllables per each of the five lines. Before they get the idea. And the photos are from a lovely walk yesterday. … Continue reading Day 13: Best friend