A Month of Haiga – February 11, 2016


I went for a brief walk yesterday evening near the River Sarca in the gloaming.  The first street lamps had just been lit, in the sky the sliver of this month’s new moon could just barely be seen.  All around the valley our mountain tops are at last snow-covered after 5 days of cold precipitation (in Valley it rained) and everyone breathed a sigh of relief though this won’t be enough rainfall to save us from summer drought.  Still the air was clean and the sky clear.  Today’s theme then is:


Gloaming is that time of day when the sun has actually set, but there’s still some natural light – all around you everything is crepuscular and uncertain but this is a great time to shoot shadows and street lights etc without using your flash.  If you try in the darkness, there’s too much contrast so sometimes you get floating blobs of whiteness or just the light and no background. In the gloaming things are also more mysterious and when writing about this time of day you can insinuate the mystery of the passage  time … or life.  My photograph is purposely put out of focus (sometimes called softened),  then zoomed from the centre with an app to obtain an uncertain effect to fit my haiku … here’s the haiga:

Haiga 11

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See you tomorrow!  Bastet

The Sarca in Northern Italy  is born in the Adamello-Presanella mountains (Alto Adige) in the Italian Alps and flows through Trentino into Lake Garda , then continues its way as an emissary of the lake becoming the Mincio where it continues it’s voyage into Lombardy.

The river is shallow and fast flowing, passing through the Val di Genova, forming a number of waterfalls, of which Cascina Muta and Saft dei Can are the best known. Before reaching Val Rendena, part of its water is diverted to a hydroelectric  power station. Then its flow becomes less and less tumultuous. The main places on the river include Carisolo, Pinzolo, Tione di Trento, Le Sarche, Ponte Arche, Arco and Torboli.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – White

Last night after dinner I went out of a short walk to work off my dinner before sitting back in my easy chair and fall asleep read for a while.

I did so like last week’s WordPress photo challenge, that I decided to do a threes for Cee’s Foto Challenge!  Here he is…the old lion that guards the gates!

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Poor lad, he’s getting rather weathered…the white marble is greying…

Hope you enjoyed it though!



For Canadian Travelbugs’ Montly Tourist in my town, I thought I’d show you a few more Christmas scenes from my town!

This is Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy on the night between the 21st and 22nd of December.  I just love to try and shoot photos at night.  My camera doesn’t really do a great job of it though unless I use a tripod…but we were out celebrating and so no tripod was on hand.  A couple of the photos I took with my Nokia phone…my Oympus ran our of energy…

Season’s greetings from my town!  Ciao, Bastet!

A Sunday Walk

Last night we went to Riva del Garda…where with my trusty poor Olympus I decided to take some photographs at midnight!  The photos are a little blurred perhaps…but I decided that I didn’t mind as this added a little bit of mystery to the photos.  Have a nice walk!

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Happy Yule-tide!  Bastet