Wednesday, April 28, 2010

corner view "animals"



"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." This is one of my favorite quotes, and our cat Ciro (Cyrus, in italian pronounce like "Cheero") remember us everyday! 
It happened at the begining of the Summer, thirteen years ago; we've just moved here, in an appartament  on the fourth floor, and one morning I started  to hear the mewling of a kitten.  Thinking it was the kitten of the many stray cats that lived in the building gardens, I didn't care until the afternoon when the mewling subsided, and I went down to see.  On the top of a tall pine tree there was a black and white kitten: That furry boy Ciro: lazy, crazy, funny, playful, spoiled,  loves to eat thyme, paper balls to play,  hide on the closets,  sleep on our knees...and doesn't like children, (well, at least ONE fault!)
The bunny's name is Aladino. It's the pet of our neighbor at the Summer home and the sweetest of the creatures; he is always by his mistress and "torment" her with bites on her legs, she call "kisses". He used to wander safely alone around the tiny village, until a couple of years ago when he desapeared. For one week everybody kept searching for him. He had been stolen, but the person who took him back said he found him and that the bunny was "mad" since he bited his children. Hmm...we believed only he bited!
Remember the story of "Molly"? Well, you can see her with her human friend, the person who adopted her. On her rump you can see the scar of the surgery she underwent. Her master bought her a pink bandana because a lot of people mistaked for a male dog!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

corner view "Earth Day"

I've always desagreed with "one day" celebrations; because I think every day we should be aware, in this case, that the Earth, that "big blue marble" floating in the space, it's the only planet we have and if we do wrong in one point, say, deforesting the Amazon, in Europe we will have some problems to breath. Right now, for example, the cloud of the Iceland volcano it's causing problems in the air traffic of all Europe.
So, how I wish to celebrate Earth Day? Well, wishing that this tree which I've been watching in the last twenty years, growing and changing with every season, will be watched by the generations that will follow me. Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

corner view giveaway


Together with L'Atelier and Skylar  I am the fortunate winner of CV anniversary's givaway. I choose this photography from Jane's last post. Yep! this picture, will be in my kitchen! Thanks Jane!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy anniversary, CV!

This flowers are for Jane, who with her "Corner View's" weekly appointment kept together a comunity of bloggers from 11 to... over 60 years.
Thanks to CV I had the opportunity to know some wonderful people and some of them became close friends via chat. It has been also an opportunity to keep my blog updated, fighting the lazyness sometimes assault me!lol
What post I choose to share and celebrate with you all? "Miniature Worlds". Why? Because  talks about nostalgia, homesickness, fraternal ties and bittersweet memories.