It’s the third week of Cee’s Fun Foto challenge on photo components and I’ve got all the colours for you. Immediately upon seeing Cee’s photo below, I knew what I’d be posting. The bit on the left decided it: In May we borrowed the all-encompassing colour shade … Continue reading CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 3
I had several internal giggles observing this summer’s advertising campaign of Slovenian second city. Took some guts to pitch it and win. So for this week’s Pic and a Word challenge I choose glimpses of it from two locations, with an explanation in a sort … Continue reading Pic and a Word #149: Epic Maribor
Oh yes, it comes to those who wait: holidays! Here are some relaxing times from last July for my Calendar 2017. And for this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge, where Amy asks us for photos of how we or somebody else relaxed. Last July I was … Continue reading Lens-Artists PC: Time to relax, July 2017
Just in time I remembered that I’ve got a poem to write for the A and I Poetry Challenge. Luckily I was in Trieste yesterday where poetry tops the daily news. The challenge tells us to “turn on the radio to any channel. Write a poem … Continue reading To Trieste
This week for Cee’s challenge, instead of giving points to the photos according to their components like last week, I’ve chosen only two things that (nearly) all my photos have in common: sea inhabitants and a wall. First, here is Cee’s photo for Week 2 of … Continue reading CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 2
Another tribute to my celebrating sister and all who cook since feeding others is a gesture of true love for humanity. This is how my sister prepared for her party last night: by making three kinds of savoury pastry called burek, one with potatoes, one … Continue reading Pic and a Word #148: Nice gesture
But especially today. While you are rushing to meet the Year of the Answer next year, here are my best wishes in the form of different objects and sights. Let’s see. First, here is this beauty for you and the best thing about it is … Continue reading Happy every day, sister!
Let me invite you to another memory photo walk where the point is more on entrances as part of architecture and doors are more or less accessories. But there are other signs that life is good there. My sister and friend took me on this walk … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 19/7/18: Ljubljana Bežigrad
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
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
Well, I cheat. It’s not all that silent. We’re much too close to Croatia for that. 😉 A few hours before Croatia wins the world title in soccer (but of course!), here are just five photos from 400-ish I took yesterday. First I went to the Festival … Continue reading Silentish Sunday
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
There is a new photo challenge with four different hosts and this is its first week. How full of wonder. I don’t know how regular I will be but I certainly appreciate the attempt to fill the void left by the abolition of WordPress’ WPC. … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wonder
Let’s forget about Slovenia for a moment and return to my Costa d’Argento (Silver Coast) in the south of Tuscany. Cosa might mean What? in Italian but it’s also an ancient historic site and that’s where I was headed a month ago on an open-door day. How … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 12/7/18: Ansedonia
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
Greetings from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The sky is changing all the time, which is how we like it. This way it is neither too hot nor too gloomy. First the poem of how I knew I was no longer in Tuscany. Clouds in my … Continue reading Pic and a Word #146: Clouds in my city
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 I paid a visit to about one half of my ancestors. They are conveniently gathered at the Žale Cemetery in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a good day for it since today celebrates the man who took care of my grandmother so well that he … Continue reading Happy birthday, dedek!
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