I have been among the missing for an entire week, and it has taken me almost that long to figure out why I was avoiding writing. I had all kinds of excuses (I was tired, there were other more important things to do, I deserved a break ((never mind how lame that last one was)) and I didn't have anything to say), and many other inventive and totally ridiculous excuses posing as reasons. The answer turns out to be more simple than I thought and less self-exculpating than I hoped.
The sheer number of photographs needing editing, selection, and uploading was overwhelming me. Once I fell behind, catching up seemed insurmountable. So I did what any child would do. Nothing.
After some not thoroughly pleasant exchanges with D (I admit to being defensively crabby when faced with his calm and superior logic; I mean, Really?), I figured out what the problem was. Earlier today I managed to get photos ready for today, and tomorrow I will spend more time with the pictures to get a leg up on the week. Let's hope I can keep working on them and therefore, keep writing.
Here's the rabbit who lived in and munched her/his way through the garden of the boutique hotel in which we stayed in Siena. This rabbit is one reason why I have so many photographs; there must be over fifty of this bunny. At least I have pictures of a rabbit in every (or almost every) possible stance - good reference for drawings.
This is another picture of a water fountain (I showed one in an earlier entry on Tarquinia, I think). For such a pedestrian though necessary structure, the fountains we saw have a beauty that rises above their merely utilitarian function.
Architectural embellishment. See, I can show historic examples precedent to support my use of embellishment of quilts!
I love this picture! Enjoying the observation of daily life from a safe distance is a favorite occupation world-wide. This person has a faint smile which I find delightful, would like to know what caused it, and wonder if I could capture that smile in a sketch. And just look at the shadow he casts, the shutters, window surround, and the angles - oh, yes.
If this has been in the blog already, forgive me, but isn't it fabulous?
Ancient and modern. Angles and curves. Glass and stone. Light and dark. I love this photo!
These pictures are sidelights of our time in the remarkable city of Siena, but I promise you, there will be more photos, photos of the buildings and the art. However, there may also be some of the above kind of images also. I tend to take great pleasure in them and hope you do, too.