Thursday Doors 2017

While I didn’t quite squeak out a full year of doors, I was still lucky enough to be introduced to Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge by my magnificent friend (and Italy compadre) Manja. Many of the doors, not surprisingly, were ones I strolled by, entered, or just plain adored whilst in my Italy travels this past summer. It’s a challenge to keep my post brief, so I’ll have to dig not so deep to try to pick my ultimate favs.

Closer to home – well, kind of! Seems these doors actually span coast to coast 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

For The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Pedestrian

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

This week’s photo challenge pretty much fell into my lap this morning, as I ventured out to my local fantastic gardens, nearby Longwood. The sprawling ~100 acre meadow garden is only a fraction of the entire gardens, but the most dynamic from having a very unique ecological design and most excellent connection with nature.

This morning was a butterfly kind of  morning. Granted, now’s the time when Monarch Butterflies make an astounding migration trek to Mexico for the winter. So, as I see them flutter by, I can wish them safe travels south!

For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Structure.

 

 

Thursday Doors August 31: Because yet again, we never ever tire of Italy!

Ok. I know, I know – my last few posts have been limited to Thursday’s Door challenge (though, a lovely challenge it is!). If only that pesky work thing didn’t burden my days!

Volterra. I struggle with saying it was my favorite hill town in Italy. Because those who’ve been know – it’s near impossible to have one favorite spot in Italy.  That said, I adored this splendid town, and have pics to view that would put us all to sleep. In a good way, to sleep. Its fairy tail “pinch me” charm goes unsurmounted…

For Joey’s (Norm’s on vacation!) Thursday Doors Challenge!

 

 

Thursday Doors August 24: Roma Sampler

As it goes with the 2300+ photos I shot whilst in Italy, I sort thru, and sort thru again, and again…. well, you get my point. I have enough to post on my blog for months perhaps, but wouldn’t want to overdo it on Italy (is there ever such a thing, I wonder??) 🙂

For today’s doors, a few from Rome. While I focused on Trastevere, a rione (district) of Rome, in a previous post, I’ve not visited my overall Roma collection of doors. Here, a diverse mix.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

Thursday Doors August 3: Magnificent Doors & Doorways

For this week’s doors challenge.

Through the looking glass, Italian style

Windows, windows – I hadn’t realized how many I had photographed in Italy. It’s high time to share!

These run the full spectrum of Rome, Volterra, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Florence, Orvieto, and the uber-charmant Civita di Bagnoregio.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Triple-take Trastevere

So given the small world that it is, it only makes sense that both The Daily Post ‘s own Michelle and The Mexi Movie ‘s Manja both share in this weeks collage challenge – like, exactly share! Seems this spot in Trastevere had a way to lure in three lovely photographers 🙂

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Collage