venerdì 18 dicembre 2009


And so it began to snow here too.
This photo was made in January 2006. I hope that it doesn't snow as much as that time.

sabato 12 dicembre 2009

Musical sunset

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
Claude Debussy

martedì 8 dicembre 2009


The idea was given to me some time ago from Vele/Ivi. So I realized a calendar with some of my photos and some aphorism. Who wants to download, print and hang in his-her room, or watch for curiosity, click here.

sabato 5 dicembre 2009

martedì 1 dicembre 2009

Read it

Titolo originale: Die Frau mit den Regenhänden
Autore: Fleischhauer Wolfram
Traduttore: Cravero R.
Editore: Longanesi
Data di Pubblicazione: 2008
Pagine: 392
Prezzo: € 17,60

Today I want to suggest you a book that I read and I like it very much:
Paris, 1867: Springtime, and the International Exhibition is about to start. A few days before the grand opening a child’s body is recovered from the Seine. When the mother is charged with murder she refutes the allegation and claims to have left her eight-month-old son at Lariboisière hospital, but the nurses deny all knowledge. At first her lawyer is convinced of her guilt, yet over time his investigation uncovers some puzzling inconsistencies. Suddenly powerful government agents start to take an interest in this seemingly straightforward case. More than a century later a young woman is working in a Paris library on the archives of a long-forgotten criminal trial. She is watched by Bruno, who yearns to make her acquaintance. He falls in love with her and little by little she opens up and tells him her story.
Paris, in March 1992. What kind of mystery surrounds the young woman, who, in a Paris library, tries to research a forgotten case from the 19th century? Bruno who is secretly watching Gaetane, longing to make her acquaintance, falls in love with her. Only with hesitation, does she allow him to participate in her story.
«A breathtaking historical thriller, a gripping mix of fact and fiction.» (Focus)

sabato 28 novembre 2009


True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Erich Segal

Bells - Shutterday.

domenica 22 novembre 2009

The Post/Mail

Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The Post/Mail - Shutterday.

giovedì 19 novembre 2009

Formal - Casual

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.
Imelda Marcos

Formal-Casual - Two 4 Tuesday.

domenica 15 novembre 2009

UFO reprise


After this, here another strange sighting. But it is always the sunset...or no?
I have to ask an opinion to Enrico Ruggeri!

mercoledì 11 novembre 2009


All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler

Playful - Moody Monday.

giovedì 5 novembre 2009

Generous - Selfish

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

Altruism is to live and let live.

Generous - Selfish - Two 4 Tuesday.

domenica 1 novembre 2009

domenica 25 ottobre 2009


When I was a child I was afraid to walk across these woods because I thinking there were witches!

Bewitched - Moody Monday.

giovedì 22 ottobre 2009


The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

giovedì 15 ottobre 2009


I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon the dewdrop.
Kahlil Gibran

Water - Lensday.

lunedì 12 ottobre 2009


Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

Autumn - Macroday.
Autumn 2009 - Photo Friday.

venerdì 9 ottobre 2009

lunedì 5 ottobre 2009


Good sense still existed; but it was kept concealed, for fear of the popular sense.
Alessandro Manzoni

Shameful - Moody Monday.

giovedì 1 ottobre 2009


If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.
Mel Brooks

Noisy - Lensday.

domenica 27 settembre 2009

giovedì 24 settembre 2009


One barrel of wine can work more miracles than a church full of saints.
Italian proverb

Barriques, directly from my wine cellar!

"BOTTLES" - Thursday Challenge.

lunedì 21 settembre 2009


Woe doth the heavier sit,
Where it perceives it is but faintly borne.
For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite
The man that mocks at it and sets it light.
William Shakespeare

Pain - Macroday.

venerdì 18 settembre 2009


Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
George Washington

Plants - Photo Friday.

martedì 15 settembre 2009


Life is a procession. The slow of foot finds it too swift and he steps out; and the swift of foot finds it too slow and he too steps out.
Kahlil Gibran

Moody Monday - Slow.

domenica 13 settembre 2009

Writing instruments

It's true that, the pen in the hand of an excellent writer is a more powerful and terrible, and longer-term effect weapon, than every scepter or sword in the hand of a prince.
Vittorio Alfieri

Writing instruments - Macroday.

venerdì 11 settembre 2009


Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
Josè Ortega

Artistic - Lensday.
Crafts - Thursday Challenge.

martedì 8 settembre 2009

giovedì 3 settembre 2009


We spent the best part of life before saying «It's too soon», then saying «It's too late».
Gustave Flaubert

Alpi al tramonto - Alps at sunset.

domenica 30 agosto 2009


You were very small 4 years ago, when you come to this house!
Now you are fat and thick, but you will be always one of my most beautiful birthday gift!

mercoledì 26 agosto 2009

Patronal Feast#2

The bike is both man and woman. You love it as a woman and it tick you as a man. Beautiful and docile as interesting, fascinating and dangerous at the same time.
Rocco Siffredi

giovedì 20 agosto 2009


Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
Milan Kundera

domenica 16 agosto 2009


I prefer to use electronic devices instead of musicians. They make fewer mistakes.
Frank Zappa

(Cattedrale di Cordoba - Cordoba's cathedral)

Shutterday: Mistake - Photos that did not turn out as you intended but turned out GOOD!

domenica 9 agosto 2009

Art attack

The little man in the middle is Corkbob! Because when you have an art attack, you can't suppress it ...
Well, how I realized Corkbob?
I took a cork of a bottle of Nebbiolo, on it I attacked the top of a capsule (of the same bottle of Nebbiolo) with the scotch (because thah phony attack I have at home is only good for bonding fingers). Previously I made a little opening on the capsule.
Then with an indelible I drew eyes, mouth, bow tie, buttons and hands.
Finally I broke half a toothpick and I make the legs.
Advice for those who want to build a house in Corkbob: before, drinking a bottle of Nebbiolo!
This is an....


mercoledì 5 agosto 2009

Pink sky

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

venerdì 31 luglio 2009

Cameraphone shot

As requested, the photo was taken with my cell phone.
Unfortunately it doesn't make justice to the beauty of this cat and his wonderful blue eyes!

Photo Friday.

mercoledì 29 luglio 2009


When a man with a .45 meets a man with a rifle, the man with a pistol will be a dead man.
Ramón, to Joe
A Fistful of Dollars


mercoledì 22 luglio 2009


This photo documents the arrival of some new guests in my yard!
It's a click with no artistic value, because it's difficult to photograph five scared ducklings ...
I wonder if they will become beautiful swans!

venerdì 17 luglio 2009


Qua sotto ho messo le stelline per dare un giudizio alle foto che pubblico. Mi farebbe molto piacere avere un vostro voto per sapere quali sono le vostre preferite!

lunedì 13 luglio 2009


As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Gustav Jung

lunedì 6 luglio 2009

Alhambra reprise

«Welcome to the winner by the grace of God»
«The only winner is God»
Muhammad ibn Nasr incoming winner in Granada

Un'altra foto dell'Alhambra a Granada. La prima la trovate qui.
Another photo of Alhambra in Granada. You find the previous here.

sabato 4 luglio 2009


The man who stops loving to not suffer again is like the man who stops the clock to save time.


martedì 30 giugno 2009

domenica 28 giugno 2009


The painter dreams that a flower blossoms on his paintbrush.
Chinese proverb

See It Sunday.

Con mia grande gioia e sorpresa ho visto che questa mia foto è risultata una delle tre vincitrici del Coin Challenge proposto da Macroday.
Grazie a chi ha apprezzato la mia fotografia e mi ha votato! Vi voglio bene!

To my great joy and surprise I saw that this photo is one of the three winner of the Coin Challenge proposed by Macroday.
Thanks to those who enjoyed my photography and voted for me! I love you!