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June 2021

Before this June gets out of hand and out of sight, here are twenty photos from last year’s in memory of the early hot post-pandemic joys.

There were two especially memorable days: when I drove north towards Castiglione della Pescaia to visit a new-to-me artistic garden “Viaggio di Ritorno”, the home and playground of scrap artist Rodolfo Lacquaniti (posts from there here and here), and when I watched Ferraris and oldtimers whiz by at the 1000 Miglia car race in horrible heat.

No wonder that this year I came to Slovenia already on June 2nd, where I’m about to switch Piran and the coast for the capital inland for a week or so. I have a meeting with a certain shell arena.

Enjoy the last week of the month. This was my June last year in Tuscany.

Previous months of 2021:

June in previous years:


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.

35 thoughts on “June 2021

    1. Thank you so much, Selma! You even noticed the birthday of my country. ❤ And guess what happened today: I am a proud owner of a certain leak! What a beautiful surprise! Yes, your vegetable message safely in, with so many excellent turns of phrase that made me smile and laugh and cheer for my faraway friend. Basketballs bounce!! Thank you so so much. All the love from Slovenia and me.

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      1. Aww. This makes me happy too. 🤣 the leeks — wanted to make you smile, that’s why. And do you know the nutritional benefits of leeks? Take notice and stay healthy please.
        Leeks because 🍉 are too common… 🤪 glad you received it and appreciated the message. Stay sweet. Happy birthday, Slovenia. 👏 thanks for the love.

        Btw, tomorrow I’ll go to the post office and tell the attendants there that the letter arrived. (Again) they will be happy to know. Slovenia is such a faraway land for us here in Japan. I love knowing and corresponding with someone there. 👏 👏 💗
        Happy summer— stay cool 😎

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      2. Haha! I love leeks and my family eats it often (as an ingredient mostly, in soups and sauces), I just can’t spell it. 😀 I’m glad that they love hearing about a successfully landed mail. 🙂 It’s heart-warming. Thank you, Selma and Japan. ❤

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    1. Oh Bojana, I think they mostly took themselves out last year with such clusters. Imagine what an easy prey they were for the birds. The heat did the rest. This year, before leaving for Slovenia, I saw just some scattered individuals. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol Ann. 🙂 I’m glad I could give you plenty to observe. If you click on the two links up in the post, you can see the rest of the artworks in this amazing garden and the artist himself who was our guide.

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      1. Thank you for (re)pointing me to the links presenting other art work. I love how people interact with them (and your captions are so evocative). The artist’s creativity in so many media amazes me. Thank you for taking us on a tour through your own artistic eye.

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie Rae. I must admit that over here in Slovenia there is no more talk about it. I’ve heard of a friend who works in school who has caught it recently, but that was all. If I see a rare person with a mask in a shop, I’m taken aback. Also it’s so HOT that I can imagine a mask is even less fun than usual. We will see how it goes…


  1. Ohhhhhh…fantastic shots, Manja. I love the art you’ve shared. The corrugated iron ark (I love rust works) and the with-child hanging woman. Stunning frame. And the heron is a beauty 🙂


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