San Martino sul Fiora

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.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

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

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Thursday Doors, December 3

Today just one door of one church. I’m not religious but here in Italy they tend to wink at me.

When I was first passing through this little town of San Martino sul Fiora, I yelled STOP! Or, better yet, since I was driving myself, I swerved to the right and was catapulted out to take a few snaps. We returned later, dressed to match, to make sure it was real. And then we saw the wink from the doorway.

Photo: MM

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees&Houses

Frankly, there must be trees and houses everywhere I look, seeing that I’ve got this combo on most of my photos. Some of these images have been waiting for some time to be posted, and now I’ve got an excuse. Thanks, Cee.

The trees have come to mean Italia to me. The Guinigi tower in Lucca, with seven oak trees on top, was built for this challenge.

Four trees in Roma:

An Italian and a Croatian church:

A few views from Slovenia – Ljubljana, Maribor with the oldest vine in the world, and Piran:

To finish, trees around the corner with the oleander to point the way home.

Photo: MM

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CFFC