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I am not out there either

Ever since the recent not-really-death of Buddhist monk and author Thich Nhat Hanh I keep encountering his thoughts online which make me feel really good. Here is a selection of them equipped with some of my recent photos. The first four quotes are from his Ten Love Letters to the Earth. Click and be transported:Continue reading “I am not out there either”

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Five riders and six cypresses

Today I thought of posting one of my contributions that wasn’t excepted by a past Visual Verse edition since I like it anyway. I was wondering which photos would go with six riders. I know, six cypresses, thought I, gathered 10 photos of the same cypress field through the year, and then read my pieceContinue reading “Five riders and six cypresses”

Series killer

Today we are going serial. No fear, I will not spoil any series for you, but here are all the TV series and miniseries that I have seen in the last three years. They are ranked and accompanied by outdoor sitting as spotted here in Tuscany. Yes, it has indeed been three years since myContinue reading “Series killer”

Dear parents, well done!

As another year is being added to your union, let’s celebrate you and the fortune that is to be born near you. Luckily, I don’t need to study this question too hard, because you two indeed met and took care of my face and all the rest. Here are some of the loveliest photos thatContinue reading “Dear parents, well done!”

Weekend Writing Prompt #235: Death by concert

I rarely decide on a new challenge since my blogging days are really full as it is, but Nope, Not Pam (last week) and Sunra Rainz prompted me to have a try at a new prompt. Each week writer Sammi Cox proposes the word and the length and off we go. This week it’s mirrorContinue reading “Weekend Writing Prompt #235: Death by concert”

This little girl is me

She was so serious. She wanted to be a detective (not enough crime in her country), a writer (pending), a movie director (in a parallel life). But what she really wanted was to live by the sea. Here it is, 1.8 km away. Hold on to your books. Have your priorities straight. Always talk backContinue reading “This little girl is me”

Through Crystal’s eyes

All today’s photos were taken by Crystal during her and Pedro’s discovery of my two countries, Italy and Slovenia, in the first week in September. It is with gratitude and big thanks that I’m posting these glimpses from our one week together which proved that things happen if you make them happen, first by ideaContinue reading “Through Crystal’s eyes”

Getaways with Flavia

She has this category on her blog and it’s the best it could be: Getaway with Manja. We had twelve such since December 2019 when we first met for real in Rome. Then first pandemic got in the way and now she is moving far away for a year. I often say that blogging bringsContinue reading “Getaways with Flavia”

The story of a camera

This is the most palpable example of how blogging ripples. Not only you get the best people into your life, sometimes they bear astonishing gifts. All photos in this post are by Liz Pettit at Fetching the World. The new old camera, the wonderful past week, and the three quotes in this post are byContinue reading “The story of a camera”