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Travel theme: Hot

It was a blazing hot day in Siena, Italy (founded 900–400 BC). The historic center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year. This photo is was shot last summer on our biker holiday and is part of the Piazza del Campo. Here it is in bird’s view, you can see the fountain at the northern end.

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This heat is killing me!
Ah, don’t let it ruffle your feathers.


Ailsa’s challenge this week is a pleasant one in this cold weather. Get hot at Where’s my backpack!

Posted in Nature, Photo, Poems, Writing

In the Spirit of Winter


Wet droplets in gray skies
seep color from my world,
trickle down the window
and dress my house
in sheets of coldness

Tonight snow flakes
whirl, they twirl
like a girl in dance
their whiteness descends
into mushy layer

So let’s stay in, my love
and wrap ourselves
in blanket warmth
while our eyes reflect
golden candle light

Leave gloves and scarf
and come, cuddle close
where heart meets heart
near the fireplace
‘cause winter is coming


MC Driessen blogs

Spirit of winter

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fwf-badge-pinkThis post was written for Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday prompt

In the spirit of Winter

Use one or more of the words to inspire your pen: winter berries, candles, ice crystals, snow flakes, seasonal, winter, holidays, Christmas, family, eating, religion, Santa Claus, reindeer, blizzard, snowstorm, peppermint, hot chocolate, gloves, scarf, boots, fireplace.