A Few Twigs in the Dead of Winter

In winter flower blooms usually cheer me up beautifully. I like to see the tulips at the local market or at the florist shop. But the one thing that cheer me up even more is when I see the very first buds on the Forsythia. They are the first ones to bloom announcing that spring […]

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Blogging: Three Year Later

Considerations on my anniversary I was reminded that I started this blog three years ago. They are in reality just two years since I had about a year gap (I see it as a sabbatical 😉). In reality, I had a series of accidents, and it is not easy to be creative with a broken […]

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A Winter’s Day

A winter’s day In a deep and dark December January I am alone Gazing from my window to the streets below On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow I am a rock I am an island I’ve built walls A fortress deep and mighty That none may penetrate I have no need of friendship, […]

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Here Comes the Sun

🎶 Little Darling, it’s been a long and wet November.🎵🎶 ☔️🌦🌧⛈🍁🍂🎶🎶 Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun (doo doo doo) Here comes the sun, […]

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The Thing About Selfies …

SELFIES AND SMART PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY The smartphone woke up the photographer in all of us! And there are a lot of “us” out there! Ever since cell phones started coming with a camera, the most popular thing to do has been to take a selfie, a picture of yourself, and post in on Instagram, Twitter, and/or […]

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“Who’ll Stop The Rain”

Long as I remember The rain been comin’ down… It has been raining incessantly for more than a week! Venice is under water—but that is not news—though I hate when tourist rejoice at the chance of an extra pic with “reflections.” Venice has no need for “extra” reflections to shine; unfortunately each “acqua alta” occurrence […]

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Venice in Darkness

In Venice one can’t stop taking pictures, so many are the spectacular views, and photo ops that present itself to the first-time visitor and the frequent traveler as well. An evening with a little rain, becomes a very special occasion. There are fewer people walking around, therefore it seems that even if briefly Venice is […]

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