Category Archives: friends

Il mio buon amico

Yes, another friend arrived in Venice on Saturday. My friend Max (aka Yosemite Sam) from my Italian class in Seattle is here for a week and we have lots of tentative plans. He rented an apartment about a kilometer from … Continue reading

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They’re here!

After much back and forth in email over the last few months the day has arrived and I’m meeting Marc and Iain from London this morning. They have the blog that some of you see almost daily; and here is … Continue reading

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Piove, ma non versando

This morning I decided to experiment. I wanted to go to Accademia and get some pictures of the shopping street and buy a few gifts. I had nothing but time so I decided to take the long way around on … Continue reading

Posted in Cappuccino, Chemo, Church bells, City of My Dreams, food, fotografia, friends, Giudecca, Hair, Italian Lesson, me, Photography, Travel, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Un addio affettuoso…a fond farewell

Today was bittersweet. Two friends left Venice. This afternoon I met Karen at Gelati Nico on the Zattere for a farewell visit. She and her husband Mike are moving from Venice. They have been with me from the beginning of … Continue reading

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Chance Encounters.

First I will share “la luna piena” the full moon out my window Saturday evening. I looked out my bedroom window and this is what I saw: Just a glow behind that architectural feature at the Hilton. Oh, wait….let me … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful Day, Bridges, Cappuccino, Cats, Church bells, City of My Dreams, Cruise, dogs, fotografia, friends, Gardens, Italian Lesson, Laundry, Life is good, Memories, Moon, Photography, Rowing, Travel, Venezia, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

La cena con la mia amica

Friday evening a long anticipated meeting took place. Since 2012 when I first blogged from Venice a woman from Latvia has been following my blog. We have also been emailing and discovered a love for Venice, photography, a similar interest … Continue reading

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Il Pranzo

This morning dawned another lovely day if somewhat hazy. I was meeting my friend Karen for lunch. At 11:15 I was out my door, down the hall to the elevator and out the door which is in the back of … Continue reading

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It’s been a while…

Yes, I know, you are probably all wondering what happened to me. I’m okay. I finished the Cyberknife treatment this past Thursday. Only five treatments but scheduling (theirs not mine), snow and an allergic reaction to Oxycodone caused a few … Continue reading

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L’autunno d’oro

A couple of weeks ago a blogger friend posted pictures of the golden autumn in her city. This last weekend I got some pictures of the golden autumn I see out my window. Yes, my friends, I have been missing … Continue reading

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Four Years!

How time flies! WordPress told me that it’s been four years since I started this blog. It was my post “50 Days and Counting” till my first month long visit to Venice, aka The City of My Dreams. According to … Continue reading

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