I dream of the cool and pleasant days of Spring.
The violets under a still slumbering pomegranate tree reminds me of a season about to unfold…


Nikon D5200, Auto priority mode, ISO Auto

I think of new beginnings and new opportunities  to learn more from this life (like being able to use naturally the Manual mode in photography?) and how to focus on the things that really matters in life like…family, friends, to savor and to do something for nature and to be able to simply do the things I like.


What is loving life all about?

Wishing everyone a pleasant and fruitful week!


Nikon D5200, Auto priority mode, ISO Auto. “Forsythia” 2019



Orchids and Co.


The sunny days in Italy these days made me think of Spring, of cool but pleasant weather and of the colors  this season of the year brings. I think Spring signifies rebirth. After the long and cold winter, the sight of my Camelia Japonica in bloom, the daffodils and crocus just make me face a new day with at least one sure gift, the beautiful colors of these flowers.


Nikon 5200_Automatic priority mode + ISO “Auto”



The most beautiful variety of Orchid for me. Nikon 5200_Auto priority mode_ISO 800


Camelia Japonica Nikon 5200_ISO “Auto”_Auto priority mode

Somebody said that it is never too late to begin to learn something new. What is difficult is to find the right reason to believe that this is possible. Life is a precious gift, time, like a river just keep on flowing and I do believe that what really counts is to give a sense, a beautiful meaning to this precious “thing” called Time.

Wishing everyone a restful and joyful weekend!


Manual priority mode


It was not easy for me to change from shooting photos in Automatic mode but finally after a time of discerning, I finally started this very interesting hobby called photography  using the Manual priority mode of a DLSR (Digital single-lens reflex) camera. I still have a lot to learn…but I thought that it is not about when I will master this art but in how I had the courage to face change (from easy – automatic to Manual but profound way of capturing particular moments through photos) and to make the first step towards another interesting journey.


Camelia Japonica


A mask, Carnevale di Venezia 2019

Wishing everyone a pleasant and fruitful week!

Madonna dell’Angelo, Caorle (VE), Italy

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There are days when walking on the beach or just visiting a new place just gives that peaceful feeling of being lucky just to be able to touch, to see, to hear, to smell and to feel the priceless gift that only nature brings…

“Flood waters reach the cross symbol during a frightening flood that happened on December 31, 1727 but miraculously, not a single drop of water was able to enter this Sanctuary”

And though it was a foggy afternoon the sight of some sculptured rocks along the way to this historical church brightened my day!

Oh! While I was walking I just thought of these words from a song of Andy Williams which says “May your hopes become wishes and may your wishes come true”…

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


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One of the things to do when you visit Venice is to eat the so called tasty “Cicchetti” (typical nutritious appetizers that if you eat a lot of these, can be a good alternative for lunch – especially if you want to save time and money) and drink Prosecco (an extraordinary sparkling white wine produced in the Veneto region).

Inside a “Bacaro”


“Polenta con Sardea in saor” and “Polenta al nero di Seppie con Baccala mantecato”

Of course the wine…

I think this Bacaro is one of the best in Venice.

The Carnival of Venice is during this period of the year and the typical delicacy is called “Frittelle” and today I tasted something related called “Mammalucchi” (I think they really taste better than the usual carnival fritter)

And…Venice today…

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!



Is this day the beginning of the week or its last day?

Whatever, I’ll just look at color of the sky against the slumbering branches of a tree almost at the end of winter season…

The bright and heartwarming color of a Camelia Japonica trying to anticipate Spring…

I would savor my luck of finding an LP in a market of antiques in Piazza Mazzini, Montebelluna (TV), Italy

Sometimes just taking a walk can bring beautiful sights and interesting finds.

Wishing everyone a restful and joyful Sunday.



Today, a chilly foggy morning greeted me making whatever destination almost impossible to see.

The humid winter air seeps silently through my skin, awakening half asleep senses as every step brought me nearer to where I must be.

Time is the essence of every season and everyday, as I breath deeply and my eyes started to see, I hoped and prayed that I could add life to time even on a foggy day.

Wishing everyone a pleasant and fruitful week!



When a flower dares to challenge the bleak colors of a cold winter day…

it is Friday, it’s very cold outside and while my thoughts started to cloud my mind with everything from this past week, the urge to look outside the window brought my attention to these little but colorful flowers that inspired me to think, “Even in the coldest moment of the year, there is always something/someone to keep you company”.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day!

Venzone, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

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The most important thing that I have learned from visiting one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, Venzone, is about the power of will and how it drives persons to pursue a dream.

How the people of this small but truly beautiful town in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region rebuilt their village after two very strong earthquakes destroyed it. A beautiful story of life.

Here are some pictures of Venzone and it’s historical church.

Inside this little Chapel were displayed (you pay to see them €1.50), some well preserved mummies, some of the early inhabitants of this little town.

In winter, the town is beautiful but the streets were almost empty. Somebody told me that it is a lot more animated in the other seasons of the year.

If life is a journey, then, it is really a very interesting one filled with opportunities to learn more about life, about the persons I meet along the way. Life is like a never ending story, every new day brings something new, beginnings and hope.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day!