Friday, November 15, 2013

Italian portals

A selection of doorway photos from my 2007 sojourn in Italy, in honor of Sepia Saturday 203.
Pink bomboli, Amalfi

St. Francis's reputed birthplace, Assisi

Barber, Anghiari

Tower, Citerna

Ducal Palace, Urbino

Layers, Citta di Castello

Wine, Montefalco

Renewal, Cortona

No parking, Sansepolcro

Worker's entrance, Cospaia

Cell, Montone

Junction, Spello

"Pigs piss in the doorway",  San Gimignano

Opening up, Villareggio

Friday, November 08, 2013


For Sepia Saturday, a few shots of Southwold, summer 2005. And an inspirational soundtrack.



Beware of spikes near groynes!

24 hour party people

Surf's up

Tossing hagstones

Regatta news

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday, September 06, 2013

Messing About

In honor of this week's Sepia Saturday "girl in a boat" theme, I'll feature my daughter...

Viareggio, 2007

Praiano, 2007

Anzio, 2007 (with her brother)

Puget Sound, 2011, aboard "Gannet"

Friday, June 28, 2013


In honor (sort of) of this week's Sepia Saturday theme, I present this dark offering...

One special pleasure in traveling in Italy is taking a stroll in the evening ("passegiata") with the rest of the populus. And among the many pleasures of passegiata is seeing things you don't see during the day; darkness filters out the obvious and highlights the obscure, it emphasizes objects and relationships that are overlooked in daylight.




Friday, May 17, 2013


Here's my playful take on this week's Sepia Saturday "upside down, the wrong way up, and all over the place" theme.
Brighton, 2005

Citta della Domenica, Tuscany,2007

Anghiari, Tuscany, 2007

Eye, Norfolk, 2005

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Cats of Orvieto

Busy getting our house ready to sell, just time enough for a quick post: A small sampling of the feline multitudes in Orvieto, Italy.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Swanning about

This week's Sepia Saturday features a rather ferocious swan encountered while puttering up the canal at Skipton, Yorkshire (2005).

Out for a swim
We were fine until we got within hailing distance of her squad of cygnets, at which point she literally ran us down, snapping at our outboard motor and attempting to devour us, starting at the gunwales.
Out for blood

Sampling the oarlock
We hastily retreated to the more peaceful town centre where the wildlife is somewhat mellower. Although, note as the two mums pose carelessly on shore, the two swans eye the escaped toddler.
Swans were not the only creatures keeping an eye on us.
Canal life

Time standing still