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Closure

This door will close now. It’s Thursday, it figures.

I had the idea of going through this blog and drawing attention to a few most memorable posts for the final chapter, but I shan’t. It’s the totality that matters. Every single sentence, image, sensation has had equal merit. This has been my first blog and this it will remain for all times.

My next one, which is here, has a different theme. It is even more like a book. Perhaps it shows the direction to take. As if I hadn’t known before.

Thank you, WordPress community and visitors from beyond, for every single little visit, like and comment. Another door has opened. No reason why we wouldn’t continue.

This is my last post. Goodbye from here and ben trovati.

Manja Maksimovič

My new blog: https://manjameximovie.wordpress.com/

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Tail-tongued

It’s been a while since I joined any of Cee’s challenges and it’s time to amend this. I guess I can’t resist a tail and a tongue.

A tail

Talamone

A tongue

Talamone

All together

Piran, Slovenia

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Another pair of tail and tongue on my new blog.

For:

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MM 3-6: Monochrome Macro Madness

I blame it on the blogger who stopped to shoot a barn and then got side-tracked with macro shots. I’m on to you, just a moment…

The same happened to me yesterday in Terme Saturnia. There were water droplets. Nobody ever warned me of water droplets in connection with the flower button.

Here is the unassuming original.

And here are my droplets.

I’m very pleased with how this one turned out.

And yes, it was you, Mrs. Gray. 🙂 Macro addiction is real! (As is Marco addiction, but this is another matter.)

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For Leanne Cole’s MM 3-6: Monochrome Madness

Ves najboljoš

I’m afraid this post will be rather untranslatable, but I’ll do my best.

First Pooh:

This is a page from the original copy of Winnie-the-Pooh as “improved” by me as a child before I convinced myself that I sucked artistically (here you can find another example of my Pooh art). The language is Slovenian since I tend to swing that way. For everybody else here is a part of it in English:

 So Owl wrote…and this is what he wrote:

HIPY PAPY BTHETHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY

Pooh looked on admiringly.

“I’m just saying ‘A Happy Birthday’,” said Owl carelessly.

“It’s a nice long one,” said Pooh, very much impressed by it.

I was very impressed too when two days ago on my bthuthdy (when I gave myself gelato) special presents came rolling in. Well, the messenger brought them, but they got opened live via Skype.

The messenger’s present were the original Pooh copy and a brand new one, and browsing through the old one I remembered EXACTLY how it felt to hold the book so many years ago and colour it in. Rather impatiently, I recall.

Here is a collection of other gifts, so dear to my heart.

Sister found an online offer of a book necklace with a key. The books are real!

This bag was amore’s gift, not bestia’s, but the feeling is mutual. (The other side of the bag in the featured photo above.)

Father’s own handiwork, a (n)jam made of home-grown žižole (Ziziphus jujuba, commonly called jujube, red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date).

The envelope bearing this photo of me on my 5th birthday (if not mistaken), together with both my grandmothers and my beautiful and VERY young mother (taken by father)…

…contained this poem written by mom. Even though the last line says: “Manči, translate!” I shall not do it, only reveal that it mentions Thursday Doors, and includes Pearl Jam and Kurt Cobain in the same line, hilariously written in the Serbian write-as-you-speak style as “Prl Đem” and “Krt Kbejn”.

Thank you all for all the lovely things, memories and wishes, and for bringing us together even when we are apart. ❤

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MM 3-5: Minimal Monochrome Madness

For this week’s Monochrome Madness, I took a happy bird…
…and turned it into an ominous bird.
I hope those lines are aligned just how some 19th century photographer said that it was cool. Now please click the link below for many other photographs.

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For Leanne Cole’s MM 3-5: Monochrome Madness

WPC: The Earth brings forth by itself

The sentence in the title is from my university translation exam. The images are from around here and wider Maremma, taken in the last two weeks, and the photo above is from Terme Saturnia, the true Earth wonder.

The sentence was in Slovenian (“Zemlja poraja sama od sebe.”), and we had to translate it into English. We were allowed dictionaries but advised against the practical little green two-way dictionary as it was not deemed quality enough. As it is, it was exactly there that I found the collocation to bring forth. The professor was mightily pleased.

And I am pleased when my eye rests on these earthy colours.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Earth