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Lens-Artists PC: Five days in a life

Friday was like most days. All I did was walk the dog: right in the morning light, left as the sun sets. The other four days were more active. They were the only ones in the last two months when I went somewhere else.

Amy’s challenge is actually called A Day of my Week so I have to include last Friday when nothing happened as is the norm here. It comes at the end as Day Five. In my Mexcessive fashion I add four more happening days.

Every day is represented with five photos in five galleries. I did my best to choose unposted photos, only Crystal pointing towards the Orbetello lagoon bears repeating. Who knows when she’ll be back.

Day One, September 2:

Santa Fiora – Monte Amiata – Orbetello lagoon

This was our second day trip in Tuscany with our visitors from Oregon, Crystal and Pedro. The next day we drove them to Slovenia. But why? Because that’s where I’m from. When they returned home on September 10th, my same old days began with the three exceptions below: days Two, Three and Four.

Day Two, September 23:

Castello di Celsa – the Elsa valley – Colle di Val d’Elsa – San Gimignano

Then my uncle came over and we did two mega day trips with lots of places yet unseen, food yet uneaten, doors yet unshot. This was the first.

Day Three, September 28:

Montefiascone and Rocca dei Papi above Lake Bolsena – Cellano – Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce

The second trip with my uncle was even crazier and it included a misty lake view, a ghost castle with an open-air museum, and a spectacular fairy-tale mural town.

Day Four, October 19:

Castiglione della Pescaia – Punta Ala – Follonica

Sometimes, rarely, it happens. Once in these two months I went on a solo trip with bestia. It was not a full success since I didn’t find any restaurant or even a bar where I’d like to stop. And bestia was barking in the car. And I lost (and found) the lens from my glasses. And that menacing marina…

(No photos from Follonica. I was too busy trying to keep up with the navigation in search of the sweet shop which turned out to be closed. So I went home.)

Day Five, October 29:

To the right

All the other days were spent walking my dog in the usual way: to the right in the morning, to the left in the evening. This was Friday, a classical same old day, and this was to the right. But you see, with daily views like this I’m reluctant to go anywhere else. (Not just this, my feet hurt as well. And alone is not nearly as much fun.)

With the gallery below I sign off and wish you more same old days if they look like this, carefree and calm. After all, as my family knew all along: nothing is good for the eyes.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Amy at THE WORLD IS A BOOK…: A Day of my Week

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.

40 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Five days in a life

    1. Thank you, Bojana. Correct, as long as you don’t take a shortcut over the fields. Then you’ll end up with not one but 8 punctures (in one tire). That’s when I stopped cycling. Seeds are murderous here.


  1. What’s not to love about these, Manja! You always cheer me up with flowers, colours, food and your family! Bestia I missed this time? And OOOhhhh for the lovely pine trees everywhere. Loved that line of cypressand pine mix.

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    1. Oh, there are many such tree-lined driveways to the house around here. They must be really old too. Lots of old property here. This one was not available to visit. The gate prevented access. Thank you, K. I love it when our eyes catch same things.

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  2. So many beautiful and amazing pictures Manja! It’s so much fun to follow on your excursions and adventures. It doesn’t have to be something big or special to still be significant and memorable. Thank you for sharing and even though your lovely dog ​​was not in the picture, I guess Bestia was by your side all the time 🥰💜

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  3. So fun that our trip was included, though it seems like SO long ago, it really was not. These are all such lovely photos, Manja. And look, you captured an Italian on a bike. I remember that there are many more Slovenians on bikes. The line of trees is just wonderful and the meal with your uncle looks fabulous.

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    1. Thank you, Crystal. 🙂 It does feel a long time ago, doesn’t it? Haha, yes, there is a guy on the bike but who knows if he was an Italian. 😉 That was indeed a lucky and great meal. We are going back there when you come again. 🙂

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