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
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
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!
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
Deep as the sea, deep as the mind. Thank you to Leya from To See a World in a Grain of Sand… for thinking of me on Day 1 of her 3 Day Quote Challenge. Her first is by Gandhi and includes this sentence: We need … Continue reading Three deep thoughts
Today, on the International Workers’ Day, celebrates my uncle Rajko and here are some Maribor windows for him. Maribor is the second biggest Slovenian city and uncle’s town of birth. One photo is also of the world’s oldest grapevine (if you believe it). As a … Continue reading Happy birthday, tiček Lako!
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!
My laptop compiled a gallery of smiling images, including the ones below, on its own accord. I have a feeling that it checks out the weekly WPC theme on its own without me. Obviously it has realised that I need a kick in the butt … Continue reading Day ten & WPC: Miles of smiles
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!
I must tell you something before April 1st gets here, or nobody is going to believe it. For some deeply hidden reasons I have signed up for Na/GloPoWriMo which stands for National/Global Poetry Writing Month, which is April, which starts tomorrow. I have promised (to … Continue reading WPC: Rise or set?
Today is the last door-dedicating Thursday. Twenty more women will be honoured for making my days that much better. A reminder: so far we had two Thursdays of Women’s Doors and one all-male Thursday. With today this silly division is over and we can all … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 29/3/18: Women’s Doors 3
There is a time and a place and sometimes they come together just right. Here are some of those. I’ve encountered a problem with this WordPress theme, Edda, no matter how much I love it otherwise: the captions are too little no matter what I … Continue reading WPC: Favourite place, or is it time?
After two Thursday Doors posts full of doors for women, with one more coming up next Thursday, here is one for men. Only one, you’ll say, discrimination! But please, first, excuse this gender segregation the last few Thursdays, it was not planned. This is just … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 22/3/18: Men’s Doors
I’m usually not prone to thoughts like this. If I’d rather be doing something else, I’m doing it already. Here are some people who have second thoughts. It is still true that I don’t take many people photos. I collected most of these for the … Continue reading WPC: I’d rather be writing
I continue my celebration of worthy women by way of doors, which I started last week. And it’s not the end. Not only will there be part 3, an all-male doors post is coming up too. Credit where credit is due: there are certain shout-outs … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 15/3/18: Women’s Doors, part 2
Women, ladies, friends. Unite and take over. Usually, I don’t look people between their legs, certainly not upon the first meeting. I’m happiest if I read an excellent book or story or see a stunning photograph but don’t know the gender of the writer or … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 8/3/18: Women’s Day, part 1