Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE

Inside the flower visiting a man’s house… (FYI the stamens in a flower are collectively called the androecium which comes from Greek andros oikia: man’s house :O)



An inside job

Weekly Photo Challenge: SUMMER

I wish I could say “Summer’s in the air“, but it is not the case here, not yet. The weather has been wild for the last couple of weeks.

Here I give you a few snapshots of summer the way it is in the Adriatic. I can still recall the smell of the sea, the late summer breeze and the joy that sounds of waves splashing over rocks bring me.

Summer as we know it in Croatia….





“Freedom is the possibility of isolation. You are free if you can withdraw from people, not having to seek them out for the sake of money, company, love, glory or curiosity, none of which can thrive in silence and solitude. If you can’t live alone, you were born a slave.”

And here is the original:

 “A liberdade é a possibilidade do isolamento. És livre se podes afastar-te dos homens, sem que te obrigue a procurá-los a necessidade de dinheiro, ou a necessidade gregária, ou o amor, ou a glória, ou a curiosidade, que no silêncio e na solidão não podem ter alimento. Se te é impossível viver só, nasceste escravo.” (Fernando Pessoa). 


Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE

I might have got carried away here by posting several photos, all taken in the Alps that seems my favourite place to be… up in the air, closer to the skies one gets a different perspective on life. I don’t think these photos are something to be admired by photographic professionals, but they are my memories, and looking at them makes me smile.

Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY

Every time I am getting ready for a journey I keep hearing the same question: “Are you packed yet?” It is the part of a journey I hate. Well, here is how it goes….


“Are you packed yet?”

Flirting with life


Being home sick for a few days I’ve decided to spend more time on my blog and thought that the best way to retrieve the lost strength is to travel through memories to some places that brought me peace of mind and inspiration. So today’s blog update is about travels and more importantly about remembering them.

Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station

– Lisa St Aubin de Terán

Last summer my station was at  Isola San Giulio on Lake Orta and Bassano del Grappa in North Italy.