Wednesday 31 December 2008

No more sailing lessons until early Spring

Although we have already wished each other all the best for the coming new year, with this photo I just want to wish you a lot of sunshine into every aspect of your daily life.

Monday 29 December 2008

Winter light

18th Century farmhouse with its own chapel

Tuesday 23 December 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas but, above all, a Happy and Prosperous New Year in good health and in serenity.
My square in Arona

Monday 22 December 2008

Spinning wheel....

...'s gotta go around
Busto Arsizio

Sunday 21 December 2008

When Nature took out it's palette this early morning...

...I just stared and bowed in front of all this beauty. Even the pilot of the military airplane which had just past "scratching" the sky, must have remained stunned by the view from high above.
(Lake front - Arona)

Saturday 20 December 2008

Friday 19 December 2008


...there was light.
Sunrise in Arona

Thursday 18 December 2008


I was honoured again with the two awards I received from my Spanish blogger friend Tr3nta whom I will have the pleasure to meet in Madrid the next time my wife and I will visit Spain. (It is a promise, Tr3nta!)
What I received will be given on to 8 of my many blogging friends for their great efforts to share their daily impressions of their surroundings with both photos as well as comments.

The first one is for:

The second one is for:
- all others!!

Wednesday 17 December 2008

The weather is improving...

...after seven days and seven nights of heavy rainfall.
(the second of the Trilogy of Trees)

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Mist in Arona

First of the Trilogy of Trees
(with the help of Photoshop to bring out the colours)

Monday 15 December 2008

Last wednesday's bride...

... my daughter-in-law (or simply my daughter as I consider her)

Sunday 14 December 2008

Even cement is not hard enough...

... to prevent a plant from starting its life
(photo to be enlarged)
Last of the Transformation Trilogy

Saturday 13 December 2008


Reflections of a metallic surface - Transformation trilogy

Friday 12 December 2008

Transformation trilogy

This is part of a tree which I transformed with the help of Photoshop

Monday 8 December 2008

Sunday 7 December 2008

Saturday 6 December 2008

Friday 5 December 2008

Pre-winter landscape

Val Vigezzo - about one hour from Arona with heights of 1.700m

Thursday 4 December 2008

Wednesday 3 December 2008

The loner

Lake Maggiore - Arona

Tuesday 2 December 2008

A handfull of houses...

Orta San Giulio
...thrown around the lake

Monday 1 December 2008

Theme day: circles and spheres

Sculptures of Italian sculpturer Arnaldo Pomodoro in the streets of Orta San Giulio
...where spheres are also a circle
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants