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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
While a neighbouring country – my Slovenia – celebrates 27th birthday today, here is a band that has survived that awkward age. The poem is for June edition of the A and I Poetry Challenge, and the concert is tomorrow. First their poem, my favourite: … Continue reading That’s PJ and amore
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
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
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
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
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
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
My furry companion turns five today, which is also how long I have been living in Italy. Challenge 8: “Write poems in which mysterious and magical things occur.” I’m starting to feel the reality of the fact that prior to embracing this month-long challenge I … Continue reading Day eight: Happy 5th birthday, Bestia!