Frankly, it’s what I see when I look out or go out, and not much more. And then, just in time, the wildflowers arrive.
I used to say, especially immediately after moving to Tuscany from Slovenia, that this was all one needs: the blues of the sky and the sea, and the greens of the trees and the grass. Now, after two springs of almost only that, I realise that it’s variety that makes life come alive.
A quick look at my photo archives reveals that these two colours are heavily predominant. My recent
Friendly Friday post, for example, is made up of only these two colours.
Tina asks us to display our cool colours, blue and green, for
this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. She includes a variety of wonderful images and the following most apt quotation:
“True voyagers are those who leave just to be leaving; hearts light like balloons.” Charles Baudelaire
Eight years ago my heart lit like a balloon too. This is what I got.
Oh, and also Happy Towel Day to all space travellers and Happy Youth Day which we used to celebrate in Yugoslavia. More on that in my blogging memories at the end of this post.
Taken in April 2013 on the first day after my move. Not enhanced in any way. Terre di Sacra is the organisation who owns the land with the WWF nature reserve Oasis Lake Burano. They know their colours. Artists know their colours too. Capalbio on the right. Nature is the best artist. The view from Capalbio. We live down there. Amore at the Orbetello lagoon. He goes together well. So we learn to dress accordingly. 😀 At Terme di Saturnia. A photo from my Sunday garden-hopping trip. Taken from the road south of Siena. This is a magnificent country. But really, I need only look through the window. Or to peek into somebody else’s garden, where the grass is not greener but exactly as green as everything else. My daily dog walk. A visit to my tree friend which is getting bushier every week. Bottlebrush before it bursts open. This was taken on May 2nd. These are on till the end of August. It’s wonderful how nature keeps adding flowers and colours once spring starts. This is now. This year snails are out of control. Maybe they know thirst is coming. Nutria doesn’t care one way or another. It will survive. By the Orbetello lagoon. A look up in Rome. A hop to Slovenia now. In Ljubljana, the sky is not as blue. Everything is more subdued, except this particular piece of architecture: Stožice sports and concert hall, which I have yet to enter. See what I mean? Gentle, not as much in your face. Bratovševa ploščad, Ljubljana. Piran is on the Slovenian coast and Italy is the neighbour. I hope to see it soon again. The church in Nova vas above Dragonja. Both colours together. The monument in Trieste depicting two seamstresses. They often left their homes and country in search of a better life.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by
Tina at Travels and Trifles: Cool colours – blue and green
This day in my blogging history