April 26, 2012
A few days (or weeks?) ago I have posted a picture of a cherry flower…
In another area of the yard in my country house you can find an old cherry tree that had been attacked by animals.
Or at least I think that’s what happened to it.
We had to cut most of it but it is still standing even if i won’t be able to climb on it to take cherries for a long while.
Anyway… unless I’m making confusion with trees this little guy is still giving me a chance to smile.
September 8, 2010
My boyfriend playing with the different wave length you can get by plucking the cord (which length can be change) of a monochord.
June 5, 2010
My brother pretending to be thinking
Java-the-cat looking around (or at “that damned flashing thing!”), from a new point of view.
I’m still trying to figure out who is the wisest of the two…
February 3, 2010
… and thinking “that day is 35 months away now, but still actual” .
December 27, 2009
This morning it was warm and sunny, lovely to be late December… so lovely that I decide to go out for a couple of hours with the webmaster (my bf) to take some pictures.
The webmaster brought his camera too, but didn’t use it… weirdness #1… but he is the webmaster, probably he is not supposed to carry a camera to use it… he probably just stands pictures world to stay with me. How lovely is women power!
We were in a status of “lack of imagination” (Weirdness #2). Therefore we went to Catania port seeking seagulls. Actually I wished that Mt Etna were clouds free… wished, indeed. It had a big annoying hat of clouds! That’s not weird, at least.
I tried to take some seagulls pictures, but nothing of “wow” and MANY of them out of focus. Weirdness #3.
Soon later we saw an animal that the webmaster and a policemen (who will take part to this “Weirdness dance” in a few line) told me it’s a “Cormorano” (Cormorant?).
I don’t know if it’s true, both of them probably knows about animals as much as I know about Japanese language…
I took 3 pictures of this lovely, weird, big and black animal but in all of the 3 pictures the beak is out of focus, burned or blurred. Weirdness #4…
I was trying to get closer to it
in order to get a better shot but… I probably moved in a port area that for some weird reason I wasn’t allowed to walk in… weirdness #5 because there were no signal that said “Stop”. I mean, I guess I can read and see and there was nothing…
Despite the lack of advices, my terrible, awful and dangerous presence made 2 policemen get worried and come saying me that I couldn’t walk there… actually, I’m pretty sure they didn’t see me (small size, moving fast) but the webmaster loves law so much that stood in front of the police station door… I tried to explain why I was there but gave up because the only answer I received was: “Don’t walk there, you can take a picture from here if you wish” ["Here" was 3 meters away from me... A big distance in term of "getting closer to the subject" but probably a really ridiculous difference in term of "law": Weirdness #6].
When the policemen understood we wanted just to take a picture to that animal said “Oh, the Cormorant, he stays in this area often…”. Weirdness #7 because I’ve seen at least other 2 of that animal in that area… I was going to tell it to the policemen but I gave up and moved away…
I can’t get angry with him, at the end, he was just doing his work (I guess) and probably being a little annoyed to work on Sunday during Christmas time…
But, I couldn’t avoid to feel really annoyed. It’s terrible how someone did an awful use of the camera made other people being always suspicious of other people holding a camera. It’s terrible how people can protect themselves from people like me, whose only interest was to take picture of a bird, and will never be able to protect from really dangerous “photographer”. Weirdness #8.
Weirdness #9. Usually when I’m stopped by human being in taking pictures of something, the subject (if an animal) moves in a place where I can take a good picture of it… it didn’t happen today.
I tried to take a few other pictures, but I got almost nothing.
It was too late and I had to leave…
In 30 minutes weather turned from sunny to cloudy and rainy. Weirdness #10.
It’s almost 3pm, and I still didn’t have lunch. Weirdness #11.
Do you think I can define today a weird Sunday?
November 18, 2009
I don’t know the reason but almost an year ago I found the table in the kitchen full of weird strange objects coming from my paternal grandma’s house… I thought it was funny taking some pictures, here a couple in B&W.
November 17, 2009
I’ve been a little sick in the last days.
Today is my name day. Well, actually the day I say it’s my name day and I hope someone remember this… but beyond mom and grandma (from which came wonderful 50€! ) nobody remembered that. Ssssh! It’s not such a big deal. There have been years I’ve been the first to forget about it.
Fortunately mom is baking an apple pie for me today. Hope it won’t hurt my stomach. It shouldn’t…
Tonight I was having, once again, that terrible stomachache. Went to the bathroom and saw a strange guy looking at me
I’m the youngest in my family but everyone here is crazy, I thought someone had played and created that kind of face. In the morning I’ve asked to my mother and she said it was casual. Well, love this random event that happens, it gave me a reason to smile even while I wasn’t feeling well
In the afternoon… I should have been studying but… well… I went to wash my hands and saw this
I’ve lived in this house since I was born, it’s the first time I see this long nose face. Cool! Mom sees limestone traces there and she’s trying to fighting them… I see a face and I smile.
And then in the kitchen an old knowledge…
I wished I could find one of my first pictures taken to this guy, but I cannot find it at the moment.
And I saw many other funny faces all around in the house, faces I had never noticed before. I’m 22 but at time I think my brain works alike a 2 yrs old girl’s brain
Am I getting crazy? May be. What’s sure is that this crazy imagination is of no help in what I’ve to study…
November 13, 2009
When I woke up this morning I felt that air was cooler than usual, therefore it has been pretty difficult to “leave” bed and start the new day
A few minutes later, while I was working on some pictures I had taken on Thursday morning for a friend’s graduation ceremony, my mother came in my room and said: “Go out, there’s the sun and it’s pretty warm”.
I trusted her and went out to see, actually it was a lot warmer than I thought so I just started walking to and fro on the balcony enjoying the sun and, smiling. In the meanwhile I’ve been thinking about the fact that in that moment was good to be living in Sicily, I mean, if I were in Milan probably warm days like today are less frequent… I was in a “good” and “calm” mood. Pretty uncommon for me.
In similar situations, when I’m in a more “Elisish” mood I point my face to the sun, close my eyes, open wide my arms and yell: “Oh! What a sweet and great thing is nuclear fusion!”. Usually people around me are physicist or “science lovers” so they just smile about my craziness and I understand what I mean…
But today I wasn’t in the mood of craziness so I just walked calm I took some pictures because I noticed it:
Mom had hanged a duvet cover. The first one I’ve ever had… that, of course, has a picture of New York “printed” on it. A classic picture you can find everywhere… but I do love it and have it since I was 12 or so
This cover, more than the cold I had felt previously, made me realize that winter is really close… and I thought:”Well! Duvet is coming back on my bed!”. I smiled and thought “Finally!”. I don’t like winter and cold seasons, but…
a) if I have more than 2 blankets on my bed, at least one of theme is always rolled up at the feet of the bed and it drives me crazy… “n-blankets bed system” is not good for sleeping, at least, not for me.
b) it’s warm, soft and it’s like a constant kind caress… I love it.
Well. It’s pretty late here and I’m really tired. Have a nice night!
November 12, 2009
Today I spent a nice evening with my boyfriend, a friend coming from Florence and a friend who was the chef of the evening and the house owner. Of course there were also her 3 children.
We had a really nice dinner together and we spent a lovely time and, the eldest child (a girl only 2 years younger than me) showed us the little turtle they recently “adopted”
We were all “adults” there but we all enjoyed looking at the turtle and letting it walk on our hand as we were little children.
In watching this:
2 physicist and a 20yrs old girl being the ground for that little turtle that was a little confused, half asleep, and “tortured” by the 22yrs old girl that run this blog and took some pictures (with flash, sorry but it wasn’t really light there)… I was amazed.
I cannot show here their faces, but all of them were smiling, were happy, were enjoying such a small and “not important” presence in their life… like kids.
While I was coming back home, I don’t know the reason but, this image, of the 3 of them holding the little turtle doing their best to not hurt it… made me thinking: “Well, makes sense God came to this earth as a little poor child and never used force and always talked about love (not the sticky one) and defeated death… those one who truly see that little child as the center of their lives have a really great reason to be good and happy”
November 11, 2009
It’s cold cold cold.
I’m on my way to go out with my boyfriend and a couple of friend to have dinner… what for dinner? I dunno, but probably Italian cooking!
Ahahah! …Ah! That’s one of the few time I say “How cool it is to be an Italian, you don’t have to go to an expensive restaurant to eat really good food!” Pretty sad to say such a thing for cooking but, without being racist, I don’t think there are better cooking all over the world
I’m still playing with old shots:
Not a great shot but I do love the way that the kind of “plant” on the right seems to be going to tickle the ladybug
It makes me smiles and it always go to meet friends being in a good mood. Don’t you think so?
November 11, 2009
Of course I’m not being serious!
Not totally at least.
My way to create “black & white” pictures is change it into a gray scale picture and than into a duotones one. Of course the colors are block plus the light version of another color in order to get a wash, often it’s sepia wash…
A few nights ago I’ve noticed that I use different toning, and thought that i could create a B&W banner preserving the crazy idea of a banner made up with 7 (once were 8 pictures) pictures put in the color sequence.
I underlined a lot the toning difference, so we might say they are not real black & white shots but I don’t think it’s such a terrible thing, do you?