Monthly Archives: June 2012

summer in the city

It has been hot here. For the uninitiated, Italy has an interesting approach to the summer heat. Any sudden change in temperature is feared deeply and to be avoided at all costs, so while there is tremendous complaining about the … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, The boys | 5 Comments

a treat

I bought myself a new camera last week and ooooooh do I love it. There is a lovely little second-hand 85-mm f1.8 lens in the window of a shop in town and it is calling my name. It wouldn’t have … Continue reading

Posted in something beautiful, The boys | Leave a comment
Posted in picture taking, something beautiful, the neighborhood, the year of seeing | 3 Comments

the light that wins

For winter’s rains and ruins are over, And all the season of snows and sins; The days dividing lover and lover, The light that loses, the night that wins; And time remembered is grief forgotten, And frosts are slain and … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, nostalgia | 10 Comments

the thing about melon

It is June now and I’ve already cut into my first good melons of the year. Mmmm. Here’s the thing I’ve learned about melon since living in Italy: you don’t know if you’ve got an extra special one until you … Continue reading

Posted in nostalgia | 2 Comments