Autumn arrived almost one month ago, I’ve been planning for weeks to adapt the template of the Zoo website to the season changing but it was hard to do while the weather in the Southern Italy was still so sunny and hot (just like today).
Ok I’m late, but try to understand me, I’m grew up surrounded by evergreen trees in a city also known as “the land of sun” …so how could you pretend from me to be perfectly syncronized to foliage timing?
Especially now, when I’m trying to set the clock of my point of view on “it’s never too late in life”.
A week ago I was talking about Nick Hornby’s books with a friend, I’ve read some of his books ages ago, and my memory sucks so I all I remember is his habit of making “Top 5″. From time to time I say to myself that maybe I should have a try too, it will help to remember “things you want to do”, “books you really loved” and so on…it probably could work if just the idea to search a pen and a piece of paper to put down things I like won’t make me a lazy procrastinator. But a post is different and my keyboard is already in front of me so…
There are many places in the world I would love to see, you can’t surf the net without seeing pictures of amazing places scattered all around the planet Earth, making your wish list getting longer and longer. So I will only consider the places I mostly think while day-dreaming of opening the house door and walk out to spend some time on a public bench and simply relax watching the beauty of the world around you. I would love visiting:
1- JAPAN: my “dream-trip” I would love to have a picnic while sakura’s trees are blooming, or having a bath with snow monkeys at Yudanka, or getting lost in kimono’s silk shops in Kyoto.
2- ATACAMA DESERT in CHILE: to spend time laying down and watching the Milky Way with bare eyes.
3- UK COUNTRYSIDE: I want to sit down beside a window and having my English breakfast while watching outside and seeing the free squirrels and foxes and deers come and go from my garden…it happens to my Postcrossing friend Jenny and I want a bit of that paradise for me too!
4- FRANCE: I would love to see so many places in France: Languedoc, Provence, Picardie etc etc.
5- FAR OER ISLAND: possibly in one of the 4-5 days in the year while is not pouring.
…I haven’t seen any of these places yet, but at least my cards reached the English garden of Jenny
I love to receive pictures from all over the world to add to my Zoo Invasion section, and I also love to see what people chose to portrait…a place, a pet, themselves…it’s amazing to see the faces of these lovely new friends of the Zoo. You even add an animated gif file of her in a starship, amazing
Thank you Yu!
Now, who wants to be next one?
Today I forced myself to deal with my Saharian-heat-laziness to post this wonderful picture. I like it so much that I couldn’t cut it to place it in the “polaroid frame” as I am used to do…I think it’s because I am obsessed by window-views.
To have a nice window view is for me one of the best things you could be blessed by. To wake up in the morning watching an astonishing landscape can turn your ordinary day into a special one.
Thank you Biene for sharing this with me ♥
I just received this amazing picture from Belgium, I can’t stop thinking that this white rabbit is probably bigger of two of my cats (Pepe and Tobia), it would be so fun to see my cats – who acts as they are the rulers of the Universe – scared by an innocent bunny
Thank you Valentina for sending me this great picture. If we’ll get tired of all this heat we’ll knock at your rabbit hole’s door…I am sure it will be space enough there for all of us!
One of the best birthday gifts I ever received is arrived unexpected by mail.
My Dutch friend Jolette is a teacher and she asked her pupils to remake one of my illustrations using their own pets or their favourite pets. They all did such a really good job!
Thank you very much.
It’s so fun to see your own work spoofed by such young artists
It’s an hot summer Sunday, a bit blue I’m dreaming of a huuuge cup of ice-cream hypnotized by “Running up that hill” by Placebo, I’m thinking how much a life can change in just a sec…a scheduled day of fun with friends left you breathless; a missing glance and a smile turns off.
It reminds of Shakespeare saying:
Expectation is the root of all heartache
But any day brings a little joy to chasing eyes. Here’s the lovely Gabby showing a Zoo card. Thank you Gabrielle!