I hesitated posting these photos because they were taken with my low-end smartphone. For weeks we were not allowed to go out except for essential shopping, then we were allowed to do physical activity within a 500m range from our homes. Recently this rule has been lifted, and we can even drive to locations where […]
Life goes on. Not long after my last post, Italy went into lockdown to try stop the spread of Covid-19. Within days we were told not only to stay home but we were also banned from doing any physical activity outdoors, which means my rural hikes came to an abrupt end. We, like most countries […]
Finally the temperatures are dropping, the air is getting crispier and autumn is starting to show off quite boldly. The weather forecast for next week even hits at a (remote) possibility of snow, it could hardly get any better than this. So many people daydream of holidays on tropical islands, or other exotic locations, but […]
April is here, and the much awaited ‘Horti Tergestini‘ flower fair finally opened today. This year it is going to be open for 3 whole days, April 15th, 16th and 17th. The weather has not been very clement so far, I went first thing this morning, just before the opening, and it started raining soon […]
The traditional spring flower fair, ‘Trieste in fiore’, opened yesterday and will stay open until Sunday, 26th March. I go for the flowers, then get side-tracked by the dogs.
Helichrysum italicum (curry plant) at the Parco di San Giovanni, Trieste.
I must have visted London almost 20 times in my life, but it wasn’t until last week that I finally got to visit Regents Park. The weather was greyish and overcast, but late May was the best time to admire Queen Mary’s Gardens in the Inner Circle. The Japanese garden caught my attention- it must […]