Ode to Westlothiana

I sing thee, Westlothiana, mother of us all. You cannot hear my song; being embedded in the rock for 338 million years made you hard of hearing. Yet you heard; you were alive. It was a quiet time. Rain dropped...

Easyjet

A convergence of circumstances involving work, burocracy, holidays, love, family, past memories and current issues made me fly eight times in a few weeks – quite above my standard and a bit stressful, to be honest, yet don’t worry, this...

The Great Turtle

The photo of this week is nothing but a quickly and poorly done snapshot of stuffed animals lying on the floor of my living room. Wait: is it? Actually, the image above contains enough references and food for thought to...

Harlequin

This week we focus on a kind of insect that everybody finds cute: ladybugs. I fancy them as well and I was happy to find the one depicted above in my first, unforgotten home/office in Berlin. While wasps seem to...

Free Mason

Photo by Aldo Cannava Wasps are commonly considered annoying insects that sting people and try and emulate bees’ corporate identity while not looking as cute and not doing all the good that bees do. I won’t go as far as...

Copycat

My grandma’s cat MiciĆ², photo by Ilaria Cannava Heterochromia iridum is a difference in coloration of the eyes; it is caused by a congenital or acquired uneven distribution of melanin, the pigment that determines not only the color of the...