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Lens-Artists PC: Ups and downs

They say life needs to have its ups and downs, but over here with our visitors it’s been only up up up since Tuesday when they arrived. Let this post show that we look down too.

This was our visitors’ last full day in Italy before Slovenia and all these ups and downs happened on the way to Santa Fiora and Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in lower Tuscany. It is accessible by car – just the last incline had to be done on foot if you don’t wish to pay 1 Eur and use a weird up-pulling construction.

So much views up and down have happened since that this feels months and not merely three days ago. Everything about Santa Fiora was simply stunning – they have a fish farm in the middle of the town that looks nothing like one – but nothing more than the historic restaurant Il Barilotto with their chestnut-flavoured pasta and jam, or ragu bianco with wild fennel. I loved watching Crystal in there getting even happier.

And today it will get even more up up up since we are doing the Vršič pass over the Julian Alps. Whereas on Monday Crystal and Pedro will hike to the Seven Triglav Lakes, and this, my friends, is one of the most beautiful things that can happen to you in Slovenia.

Thank you, parents, amore and visitors, for all the up and up days. And you be well as well.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, guest-hosted by Sofia at Photographias

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

26 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Ups and downs

    1. Thank you, Sofia! 🙂 I like to be thought of as one. We’ve had a busy week with our visitors but now I’m back home. I just noticed that when you leave a comment on my blog, your name remains dark and it’s not possible to access your blog this way. Did you remove the link on purpose? I had to check if you deleted your blog by chance (and was glad to see this was not so).

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      1. You definitely are a storyteller.
        How weird about the link with my name. I haven’t done anything nor have I a clue on how to undo it 😀

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      2. Do you see what I mean? If I look at comments under this post, only your name is black. I went to your Gravatar profile by clicking on your photo, and you don’t have your blog listed among Websites. This might be it. There is also the option of setting your primary site in Account Settings. I’d try these two things.

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      3. I have no idea and it’s the same on every other blog I’ve left a comment. I just changed my Gravatar website as the wixsite doesn’t seem to be working (need to check that too!).

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    1. Haha, thank you, Tina. You give good descriptions. “Unfair advantage,” this is how living in Italy often feels for real. 😀 But then we left for Slovenia and that just added and built and all together spelled a perfect week.

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  1. I very much enjoyed your ups and downs in these photos. You always record such splendid details. The watery ones are my favourite but they’re all a breath of fresh air. Adventuring as ever, Manja! 😊💛☀️

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    1. Thank you, Sunra Nina. This week adventures were many more and more varied than probably ever before in such a short time. You need to come over and see how it goes. 🙂 As we agreed with Crystal, my visitor from Oregon: First you build this kind of visits in your mind and open a door for them. Then they are free to happen.

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      1. I agree. Kind of like, manifesting something into reality. You send out the thought and it begins to form something. It would be lovely to visit you, I have no idea when I’ll be over that way again but I shall certainly let you know if I am!

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