Author Archives: mvaden1948

About mvaden1948

I love to travel to Venice (and probably other parts of Italy and beyond) and my camera leads me where she wants without any consideration as to whatever plans I may have. I enjoy photographing nature, my cat and anything that strikes my fancy. I have a "thing" for interesting doors and architectural details.

Chemo Curls

Yes, there is a name for that. Those of you who know me personally know that prior to my cancer diagnosis I had curly hair. I had curly hair because about every four months or so I paid a stylist … Continue reading

Posted in Aging gracefully, Beautiful Day, Cancer, Chemo, Chemo Curls, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, City of My Dreams, Cyberknife, fotografia, Hair, Photography, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

I fiori è il gatto

I’ve promised several friends an update from my last post and here it is. These photos were taken on my patio on a very rainy, record breaking rainfall day just last week. It was day long great big drops. Diavolo … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Cats, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Cyberknife, Diavolo, flowers, Hair, Home, me, Photography, Radiation Therapy, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

At last…Spring 2017

Yes, at last Spring, which has been a long time coming to the Pacific Northwest, is showing more signs of its arrival. I’ve been watching the rhododendron hedge along the walkway between my apartment and the pool. It’s had buds … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Cats, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Cyberknife, Diavolo, flowers, fotografia, friends, Gardens, Photography | 16 Comments

Final farewell

April 1, 2017, the city of my dreams put on a wonderful show to wish me a final farewell. I don’t usually use my camera for photos but this worked fairly well. I’m just going to show you all of … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful Day, City of My Dreams, Farewells, fotografia, friends, Golden hour, Home, Memories, Photography, Travel, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Arrivederci, Venezia

The evening of March 31, Max and I planned to meet for dinner at La Calcina where we have dinner reservations at 7:30. I’m early and I’m waiting in that lovely room. This man will be our waiter. I zoomed … Continue reading

Posted in City of My Dreams, Farewells, food, fotografia, friends, Gelato, Memories, Photography, Travel, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Sitting in the sun and paying too much for cappuccino….again

March 30, 2017 is an anniversary for me. It is exactly one year since I began chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of pelvic cancer. The day does need a special commemoration and it began with “brunch” at Grancaffè Quadri in … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful Day, Birds, Bridges, Cancer, Cappuccino, Cats, Chemo, City of My Dreams, food, fotografia, friends, me, Palazzo, Photography, Travel, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Trattoria da Jonny

Last evening, March 30, I had promised Max a back calle tour of my old Castello neighborhood on the way to dinner. We met at our usual Zattere vaporetto stop, walked through to Accademia and caught the No. 1 to … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful Day, Bridges, City of My Dreams, Farewells, food, fotografia, friends, Home, House cleaning, Italian Lesson, learning Italian, Life is good, me, Memories, Moon, Photography, Travel, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments