This year has been very demanding and draining. Spring was ‘cancelled’ because of the pandemics, we were -rightfully- forced into a lockdown that prevented us from going out and enjoy the season. In summer we were allowed some freedom, which, in hindsight may not have been such a great idea, as we are now in […]
That fine line between autumn and winter usually gets crossed in early December. One day foliage is showing off in all its glory, the next day it has been scattered around and covered with frost. Temperature drops and reminds us that winter is indeed coming.
The weather forecast for today was heavy rains, yet it did not rain for a few hours in the morning so I rushed outside for a much desired walk. Nature was soaked from the rainfall, so the pretty autumn colours were more vivid than on a sunny day. I have a feeling that colourful foliage […]
Even though most people associate autum with falling leaves and foliage, as soon as mushrooms start to appear, I feel that autumn is here. While the temperatures are still rather high (15-20°C!), the leaves have just begun to slowly change colour and mushrooms are popping up everywhere. Being neither animals nor plants, they are rather […]
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 […]
‘Proper’ autumn seems a little late this year. Those beautiful bright colours are only slowly beginning to show, but we’re going to get there, eventually!
Blue and gold seem to be the colours of Trieste. Instead of going straight home from piazza Oberdan I made a quick detour towards the seafront, because the weather was just too nice. It’s a route I take often, and the subjects repeat themselves, but different seasons and different times of the day offer slight […]
I cannot say I’m a fan of sailing, I’ve only been on a boat twice in my life, but this year I decided to ‘get closer’ to my hometown’s possibly most important yearly event, the Barcolana regatta. Unless you get to be on a boat, any photos are likely to be quite static. Not being […]
One week until the celebratory 50th edition of the Barcolana regatta, I went to take a stroll by the Trieste seaside to soak in the atmosphere. With 1700 registered boats (the number is still growing, apparently), this anniversary edition is going to be rather crowded, but on Monday evening, the gulf of Trieste still looked […]
Yesterday was cold but sunny so I went for a much craved walk. Mount Nanos welcomed me with its cloudy cap on. I was hoping to find some frost but no such luck. At 9am it was probably too late, or simply not humid enough. I still enjoyed my walk and appreciated the leaves caught […]