Friday 30 January 2009

The usual courtship tactics...

he...trying to impress her, she...trying to ignore him.
He just stood there with his wings open.
(I had never seen these waterbirds before in this area)
Waterfront in Arona

Thursday 29 January 2009

Wednesday 28 January 2009

A quiet haven in...

... a misty early morning in Arona

Monday 26 January 2009

Saturday 24 January 2009

Sunday 18 January 2009

Random parking

Fishing boats in the harbour of Trapani

Friday 16 January 2009

Two different hours

View from my son's apartment in Busto Arsizio
Church of San Michele

Thursday 15 January 2009

Monday 12 January 2009

Beautiful winter

At about 45 minutes from Arona we also have beautiful ski-slopes on the mountain of "Mottarone" (1.100m) just above Stresa. Yesterday it was a magnificent day with hundreds of people skiing on dry "powder-snow". From the very top one can see Lake Orta with the island of San Giulio and part of Lake Maggiore.

Sunday 11 January 2009

What remains of Christmas

near the old harbour in Arona

Saturday 10 January 2009

Friday 9 January 2009

So heavy...and so cold!

Bronze sculpture of Atlas by Bruno d'Arcevia
near the historical centre of Arona

Thursday 8 January 2009

Still loads of snow coming

When you have a warm home waiting for you, you enjoy all this, when you don' don't!
Lake front in Arona

Friday 2 January 2009