Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Promise of Spring

The iris's history is rich, dating back to Ancient Greek times when the Greek Goddess Iris, the messenger of the gods and the personification of the rainbow, acted as the link between heaven and earth. Purple irises were planted over the graves of women to summon the Goddess to guide the dead in their journey. Ancient Egyptian kings marveled in the iris’s exotic nature, and drawings have been found of the flower in a number of Egyptian palaces.

Through its intricate history, the meanings of the iris have come to include faith, hope, and wisdom. I guess I have the wisdom to faithfully hope for spring to arrive!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mistico Cosimo

Italian truckers often decorate the cabs of their rigs with all kinds of paraphernalia including placards with their name or "handle," small, medium or large crucifixes, which may or may not be illuminated with lights, images of Jesus, the Madonna or a favorite saint, colorful pon-pons...let your imagination run wild! I would love to do a photo series of these guys, but I usually see them while driving down the highway where photo ops are limited!

This truck is quite tame, but I love the trucker's name: "Mystical Cosimo"!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mystery Revealed, 7

Many of you who guessed at yesterday's Mystery Photo were close, or even technically correct! These are tubes. But Valeria of Verona Daily Photo hit the nail on the head when she guessed they were used for watering. They are irrigation tubes, on sale at the Iovino gardening supply shop! The shiny colors and vortex-like image caught my attention.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to play Mystery Photo!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mystery Photo, 7

Please take a guess at what you think this is a photo of. The "mystery" will be solved tomorrow.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Flock of Seagulls

A flock of Molfettan seagulls feeding in the area that is being developed into a commercial harbor.

And A Flock of Seagulls with funny hair...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Acqua e Vino

These are the first spring flowers blooming in the fields around Molfetta. They surely have a proper scientific name, but my husband knows them as "Acqua e Vino" which means "Water and Wine." When he was a child, he and his friends would suck the liquid out of their stems and they thought it tasted like wine diluted with water.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Necessity, the Mother of Invention

Families that live on the ground floor and whose front door opens straight on to the street do not have the luxury of a balcony to hang their laundry out to dry on. They are forced to hang their clothes, and in this case towels, out on the sidewalk on one of these drying racks. Personally, I'm glad I don't have to do this...it would bother me to think that anyone walking by could look at my stuff.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Urban Sunset

Sunset over Viale Antonio Gramsci.

I havent posted for a while due to minor health problems, but fear not, all is well at Molfetta Daily Photo! Since my last post was of a sunset, I thought it appropriate to return with another one.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bench, Interrupted

This scene reminds me of something my husband says when joking with the kids,
"Pull up a chair and sit down on the floor!"