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…and a drop of yellow

Yellow drop - 27th May 2015

Posted May 27th, 2015.

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I know it’s not Italian/Sicilian tradition but…

Baking cookies February 2015 - NKT_9734

I had planned to do something for St. Patrick day

cookies with something green, maybe pistacchio to merge Ireland and Sicily traditions

or go for the easy pasta with pesto, pesto is more of Genoa area but still Italian and super wow tasting.

It ended up I barely realised what day is so nothing happen.

Will be for next year…I hope at least.

I know, silly little thing.s
Well, to the world’s eyes, not to mine



Posted March 17th, 2015.

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Getting closer to rain drops

I love rain drops,

it’s like discovering new little hidden worlds,

or better, little subsets of our world

Pomelia and rain drops - 17th July 2014

Just a short technical note:
I guess my new compact camera macro function is worth the money I spent for the camera.

Yet, I’m a little annoyed I cannot decide shutter speed and aperture, especially in macro mode, but well post editing helps with fixing lights a little.

Posted July 17th, 2014.

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Home made ice cream

Home made ice cream - 7th July 2014

for mama’s birthday.

I guess one of the best aspect of being the daughter of a woman born in July


(and a nice reason to test the new camera)

Posted July 7th, 2014.

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Weather is crazy.

Rain clouds and sun seem dancing on the notes of an endless music

They are alternating each other more than once in a few hours

Somehow mood is following this restless rhythm

Camera is turned off and I’ve no idea if I’ll ever turn it on again in the next weeks, maybe even months

If camera will kept off for this long I fear I can say “darkness is winning” or worse “darkness won”.

I’m trying to organise a taking picture day but I might fail…no time, even less energies

I’ve some pictures taken about 2 weeks ago that might be posted but little will to take care of them too

So, even if I know well that the thought”I’ll turn off blog” often triggers an avalanche of new pictures

I might quit activity for a while

Willy Bit?

I have a few of shots already baked and almost ready to be published but we’ll see.
Definitely not before the end of April.


It’s time to drop a (hopefully not) last slice of Beauty I found

Rain drops on rose and rose bud - 5th April 2014 (pseudo-HDR)

Have a peaceful Easter

Posted April 17th, 2014.

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Winter cry?

When wind blows strong in late march, some times I imagine a  grim-faced winter that is whining for the mess Spring is about to start.

Or maybe helping Spring to start

After the wind we have a few days of warm, in these days everyone is tempted to think “spring is definitely here”

And it’s then that comes a last period of cold (relative cold)
and here comes rains and since days are longer I can take pictures to rain drops

Last week end I have taken more pictures than expected

Week had been awful to the point I had barely energies to eat and study.

It changed my approach to those pictures that no, somehow, looks like a cry

Rain drops on flower - 6th April 2014

Maybe I waste time taking such useless pictures


Posted April 11th, 2014.

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Rain drop(s) - 5th April 2014

I love when it is silent if I have to study or I want to read

I have had very little access to silence in the last months.

It is true I love studying listening to music but music is not noise

I think these last two months turned off any will in me to the point I recall very little of what I was thinking while taking the above picture

But I recall one thing, it was quiet

A break of light between two rain moments

A break of silence between stressful noisy week-days

Posted April 7th, 2014.

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Another battle


Rain Drops on Pomelia leaf - July 2013

is over

Posted July 23rd, 2013.

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Fresh lemon


Fresh lemon

Posted July 10th, 2013.

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Often it’s a question of little details.

The more detailed the vision of something is, the more correct (usually) is your perception of that system/situation… this means a lot in a lot fields, not last physics.

I hope I am not being too presumptuous to say that a photographer must be as quickly as possible to consider as many details as possible to decide when and of what take a picture.

Unfortunately hurry makes you unable, sometime, to be able to consider EVERY detail… therefore it’s easy that, unless you are an expert (or really talented), when you get back home and re-read your images you discover things you didn’t notice.

Sometimes, alas, happens also that I have all the time of the world to take a picture and when I get home I discover details that both amaze and disturb me.
The disturbing details are the ones that suggest ” you could have done better if you had noticed that…”.

Today, with this 2 weeks old pictures (5 in 1), I think that I’m a little upset as well as I’m amazed.

I hadn’t notice that pine-needle…despite I had set up the “scene” (indeed in a previous post you can find the same chestnut with no leaf at its side)

but even if the pine-needle in the out-of-focus foreground on the right  waste a little the picture, I didn’t crop it out of the image…


I’m liking the result.

Posted November 17th, 2012.

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Rain drops on chestnut!

Some chestnut fall a little further than others

I am wondering if I should create a “rain drops on…” album… ehehe

Posted November 13th, 2012.

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