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Five challenges

Welcome! Windows, seats, trios, Which Way, and six words await.

But first, a revelation: 101 blogs. That many I follow by email. And I counted only those that have been active in the last month. Imagine.

True, not all of you post daily but still, that’s a lot of email notifications to follow through. I do my best to keep up but sometimes I feel that burnout is near, especially since I do post daily myself and shall continue until May 20 when I started posting my blogging memories. I wish to do the whole year of them. And after that? A bit of a break, I reckon.

But I’m doing it because I love it, post and read, express and absorb, live and learn.

This post is a response to five challenges. Chairs are from the same summer day in Ljubljana as last week’s chair basketball, but all the other photos in this post are new. They were taken this month on a walk near me in southern Tuscany, and on our one daytrip to Rome to have lunch with amore’s father who lives there.

1. Six Word Saturday

Let’s start with two for Six Words Saturday, sorry, Monday. I’m not sure if Debbie collects these only on Saturday but my days are spreadable. Everything is one long Saturday. As long as there are only six words in the caption.

2. Monday Window

But today is really Monday and here are some windows from last week in Rome for Ludwig’s Monday Window, including a mimosa in bloom and two car window reflections. I always love looking up and all around there.

3. Which Way

This path for the Which Way photo challenge, and the trios that follow, were captured two weeks ago on my dog walk with the railway on one side and the field on another.

4. Thursday Trios

When I started posting for Thursday Trios just recently, Carol warned me that I would start seeing things in threes everywhere now. I understood since I’m doing it with doors already. These were spotted after this conversation and with it in mind:

5. Pull Up a Seat

And finally, here are some seats to Pull Up which you can find on a summer day along the Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, my city of origin, the capital of Slovenia. This was in 2018. I wouldn’t mind to be transported there right now.

For Ludwig’s Monday Window;

for Pull Up a Seat, hosted by XingfuMama;


for Six Word Saturday, hosted by Debbie Smyth;

for Thursday Trios, hosted by Mama Cormier;

and for Which Way Photo Challenge, hosted by San at Alive and Trekking.

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.

38 thoughts on “Five challenges

    1. You’re most welcome, Carol Ann. 🙂 I’m glad that you can see the conversation. You will notice that I’ve read all your most wonderful parent memories and link to one of them from my today’s post. Thank you for this gift.


  1. 365 days! I would get cross with myself. It takes me quite a long time to put a blog post together so that it is as perfect as I can make it. I couldn’t spare the time every day. I read and comment most days and that’s enough.

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  2. Your photo reminded me of a little scene from Chistopher Reeves’ version of Superman. As Clarke Kent was trying to change, he looked wryly at a modern phone booth on the street as he ran: it was just two sheets of perspex next to the phone. That was 1980!

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    1. Hehe. I must admit that my caption is a result of a Roman joke I once saw online. There was a notice on a phone booth that it would be removed soon, and somebody added: “And Superman? Where the ffff will he change?” Thanks for reminding me of this moment, I. J. I love Christopher Reeve and got to meet him in around 1984 when he was shooting a film in Slovenia and I got his signature.

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  3. 5 prompts. Gosh. And beautifully done. You’re a beautiful human.
    A lovely supporter and friend. Thanks. But you cannot let this take over. Perhaps Consider taking short breaks. The Monks do it. Mother Theresa did it. And you should too, my sweet. Try it. On your return we’ll still be here loving you just the same.
    Thinking fondly of you. I’m your big sister after all. Stay healthy.

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