Leanne’s Monochrome Madness! Trento in MonochromeShades

Leanne Cole has been doing a lot of renovating whilst I’ve been distracted!  She’s come up with a fantastic photo challenge entitled:  Monochrome Madness!

This will be my first contribution a street scene from Trento, Italy.



Have a great day… and drop by Leanne’s to see the other blog which are also participating in her Challenge.


One Word Photo Challenge – Grey (May 27, 2014)


I just discovered this lovely photo challenge!  So I created this photo to submit … one word, grey at a side walk café.

One Word Photo Challenge is the color Grey!

“To participate:

Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: Grey”
Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
Have fun!”



Six Word Saturday…one day late

The world’s gone to the d …ucks


Where I live near Lake Garda in Trentino-Alto Adige we have a population of ducks that never go south.  The micro-climate created by the lake makes our area an oasis in the alpine area.  We have olive groves, lemon trees, banana plants and ducks.

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Have a great weekend!  Georgia

Ducks…a twist (DP Photo Challenge) May 24, 2014

The other day I went for a walk on the lake.  At Riva del Garda, we don’t have only tourists, we also have, ducks, swans, coots, ravens, sparrows, swallows and lots of other birds which don’t come to mind right now, that have learned to live with the tourists like the “Rivani” have.

It was a nice suny day, so I decided to lay out in the sun…and who should come waddling by but two male ducks!  So I slowly got my camera out and twisted around to take this group of photos:

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This week DP Photo Challenge asked us to tell them what twist means to us…this is my first thought!  And if you want to read the set of haiku I wrote to honor the pair go to Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library by clicking the link!


Cee’s Photo Challenge: Flight

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This week Cee’s asking for flight.  Over the last three weeks as I went daily to Trento’s Santa Chiara Hospital, I had the opportunity to see a lot of mercy flights come in.

Trentino-Alto Adige being a mountainous region sometimes means it’s not easy to get an emergency case to the hospital in the conventional way.  Over the years, our region has decided to buy several helicopters to get to those people who need urgent care, whether because of an accident (and in the mountains there are not a few during the vacation season) or other “mundane” problems like a heart attack.  Oh, and it won’t cost you a fortune if you ever need this particular sort of assistance … it’s paid in full by the Region.

Go and have a look at Cee’s Photo Prompts…she’s got a lot on her plate ant lots of photographic tips as wall as prompts galore!