Travel Theme: Wood in Sardinia

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.” Dante Alighieri

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life 2014

I certainly lost myself in this lovely wooded forest in Aggius, Sardinia.

This is my response to the weekly travel theme: wood.

Travel theme: Illuminated in Sardinia

Travel theme: Illuminated in Sardinia

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life

Okay, so my version of illuminated is probably the polar opposite of your illuminated with bright lights and bright skies, but let me explain: I’ve wanted to visit this little pond for six years, as from the road you can see an inkling of water – and yesterday my six-year dream came true. I was illuminated with excitement and giggles like a child when I found this pure white swan, I jumped up and down and sang “Duck, Duck, Goose” as I ran around the pond with my hands up in the air. Needless to say my heavily embarrassed Sard stayed in the car laughing his butt off while this lovely goose followed me around the pond honking.

You can find this pond in the quaint little town of Aggius.

This is my response to the weekly travel theme: illuminated.

Travel Theme: Short

Travel Theme: Short

The travel theme this week is short, and it finally gives me the opportunity to show off these cute, little dolls wearing traditional costume’s from the heart of Sardinia.

And here’s a short door so the cat can get through.

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I found this adorable, paper kitten mewing at the bottom of the door to an old bakery in Tonara, Sardinia and thought it was super cute that someone took the time to tape his little face into the hole, so I just had to take its picture.

This is my response to the weekly Travel Theme.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

This weeks weekly photo challenge is habit, and there is no better place in the world where the people still abide by the same habits or rituals as they did hundreds of years ago, like they do here in Sardinia.

This hard-working man from Tonara is making a wooden platter in the shape of Sardinia to sell or give away as gifts to friends. For millenia the islanders have used natural resources from the surrounding area to make stunning hand-crafted items that will last a lifetime.

Jennifer Avventura My Sardinian Life Habit

This is my response to the weekly photo challenge: habit.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV from Sardinia

This week we are challenged with an unusual POV, and yesterday I found myself time to play around with just that –  POV. I was sitting on my sofa watching laundry dry when I decided to snap a photo through my window.

It certainly creates an interesting point of view from stunning Sardinia.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea and Sardinia

“Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” Jimi Hendrix

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I’ve always surrounded myself with the sea from Australia to Grand Cayman and now resting in Sardinia.

At what sea do you rest your wary bones?

Related post:

10 Remarkable Reasons to Visit Sardinia with quotes from Sea & Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence.

Sardinia’s Stunning Sunset

Sardinia – a land of mystery, contrasts and inspiring sunsets.

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How do you capture the little things in life?

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

This week’s photo challenge was well, a challenge. I never, repeat, never take portrait shots. I don’t like how they turn out in but I finally managed to shoot these shots at my favourite beach. Here are the rules for this week’s photo challenge:

For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject. There are no concrete “rules” here, but a) it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and b) your photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot — where’s the challenge if you’re just plucking out pictures of a particular location or person from your archives?

Jennifer Avventura One Shot Two Ways My Sardinian life 2013

And now the not so beautiful portrait shot:

Jennifer Avventure One Shot Two Ways My Sardinian Life 2013

Would you like to participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge? Just click the link to learn more.

The view from my Sardinian office window

Found myself a wonderful summer job and here’s my view from the office:

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What’s the view like from your office window?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

A Caribbean storm over Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. This is one of my favourite photos I took while living in Grand Cayman this past winter. I had a fabulous time watching this storm move in and even got a little wet.

Foreshadow by Jennifer Avventura 2013 My Sardinian Life

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