Change of Scenery

Remember those moments of careless strolling? An art known as Flâneuserie in literature. I have enjoyed browsing through bookshops, bars or museums, practicing my collectioneuse habit of picking up postcards on my way. Nowadays I am practicing #stayhome, and suddenly the image of people in plastic container pops to my mind.

Sinapis alba

The white mustard young plants look a bit messy and weak, but they’re thriving, and blooming. I sowed them about one month ago in the backyard of the apartment building where I live – a shady garden nobody took care of for a long time, but still inhabited by a vegetal and animal crowd.

A Bird Routine

While making morning tea, I scan the sky through the kitchen window. I look at its blueness, the cloud shapes, I enjoy the light. Then I spot it. The heron’s morning route crosses my habitat. I squeak. A heron morning...

Troubles

This morning a spider greeted me from the Tsing printout. I had gone to bed with her quote: “We are stuck with the problem of living despite economic and ecological ruination. Neither tales of progress nor of ruin tell us...

Memory

The first hard disk who could store more than 1GB was produced by IBM in 1980 and was as big as a refrigerator. A company could buy it for a price ranging between $100.000 and $140.000 or make a leasing...

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...

Evil Beauty

Imagine waking up one morning with a similar growth coming out of your skin – maybe on some intimate part of it – and feel for this Tilia × europaea. It was the only specimen presenting such symptoms I could...

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 Miciò, 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...