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Summer Lethargy

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From the bottom of my cosy and shaded troglodytic cave I’m ready to face another summer, always my own way, with ironical and slightly disdainful approach to all usual clichés of the season, which I happily tend to neglect.
My summer lethargy – or, if you prefer – summer hibernation (I like the oxymoron here) starts today - on the 21st of June - and it will last until the autumn equinox, when my mild and sweet September will start fading away.
I refuse categorically to go anywhere in summer, unless I’m obliged by very serious and irrevocable reasons, which luckily never happens.
The heat and the too bright light disturb me, crowded terraces make me feel claustrophobic even outdoor, flocks of vacationers perturb my environment and leisure entertainments, usually based on something noisy, don’t amuse me at all, but have an opposite effect.
I take all my own responsibilities for these grumpy statements, I’m a very little sociable troglodyte, I know.
Nevertheless I have decided also this year to offer an indirect tribute to the season I don’t like, dedicating to it this approximate visual diary.
It will be an attempt to look at my daily life with different eyes, as if I was an explorer of my own routine.
The essence of the travel after all is always a mental attitude.

The cat with no name....
The cat with no name....
I won't describe in all details what it is...
I won't describe in all details what it is...
The Pied Piper of HameliNyon
The Pied Piper of HameliNyon
When the sun visits an old house in a summer morning...
When the sun visits an old house in a summer morning...
Thirsty...
Thirsty...
Welcome, cool rain...
Welcome, cool rain...
Braving the sun...
Braving the sun...
August struck us with a merciless overdose of courgettes....
August struck us with a merciless overdose of courgettes....
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it...
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it...
Rastafari peppers...
Rastafari peppers...
Summer is an aggressive explosion of colours…
Summer is an aggressive explosion of colours…
Just a moment to rest....
Just a moment to rest....
Just the fountain downstairs....
Just the fountain downstairs....
Vegetables, unlike me...
Vegetables, unlike me...
Hot, hot is the sun....
Hot, hot is the sun....
Sultry dawn...
Sultry dawn...
Too early to get a coffee....
Too early to get a coffee....
Different schools of thought…
Different schools of thought…
Morning dew
Morning dew
Summer morning at the fairies' pond...
Summer morning at the fairies' pond...
A haughty visitor might be welcome…
A haughty visitor might be welcome…
From the refreshing shelter of shade...
From the refreshing shelter of shade...
The vibrant wildness of a sudden storm…
The vibrant wildness of a sudden storm…
There are many ways to perceive the same reality....
There are many ways to perceive the same reality....
Archetype of glorious summer afternoon…
Archetype of glorious summer afternoon…
Even sunrise looks like melted lead today...
Even sunrise looks like melted lead today...
The guardian cow of the cave....
The guardian cow of the cave....
Signals from the troglodytic cave...
Signals from the troglodytic cave...
Monsieur Bury comes back from fishing...
Monsieur Bury comes back from fishing...
The day after...
The day after...
The small buns of the First of August...
The small buns of the First of August...
Fellowship...
Fellowship...
In the shade…
In the shade…
The little house with the mighty knocker...
The little house with the mighty knocker...
Festival of summer colours...
Festival of summer colours...
They all left on holiday....
They all left on holiday....
Knock, and it shall be opened to you...maybe
"Knock, and it shall be opened to you...maybe"
The little smoker...
The little smoker...
For some moments in life there are no words...
For some moments in life there are no words...
Silence is often the deepest tribute...
Silence is often the deepest tribute...
Man shall not live by bread alone...
Man shall not live by bread alone...
Peeping out from my troglodytic cave…
Peeping out from my troglodytic cave…
The subtle charm of summer rain...
The subtle charm of summer rain...
All close to home...
All close to home...
A break in the rain....
A break in the rain....
Swiss domestic Monsoon…
Swiss domestic Monsoon…
Some flowers to embellish my cave…
Some flowers to embellish my cave…
 The Paddle Wheel Boat to Geneva…
The Paddle Wheel Boat to Geneva…
Every cat has a peculiar personality in our neighbourhood….
Every cat has a peculiar personality in our neighbourhood….
Hurrah! Rain has come!
Hurrah! Rain has come!
Dead calm...
Dead calm...
Summer light is too bright, too sharp, too all….
Summer light is too bright, too sharp, too all….
When one grows them and picks them up…
When one grows them and picks them up…
There is a lady who loves cacti…
There is a lady who loves cacti…
Why not?
Why not?
The smiling, efficient and very pleasant Portuguese waitress.
The smiling, efficient and very pleasant Portuguese waitress.
Happy birthday to a special gentleman...
Happy birthday to a special gentleman...
There are colours inside my cave…
There are colours inside my cave…
There is a new cat in the neighbourhood…
There is a new cat in the neighbourhood…
That special moment early in the morning...
That special moment early in the morning...
It's too early for bread....
It's too early for bread....
Scenes from the troglodytic cave.
Scenes from the troglodytic cave.
Natural golden duotone...
Natural golden duotone...
The pleasure of eating flowers…
The pleasure of eating flowers…
I'm very lucky....
I'm very lucky....
What remains of the moon...
What remains of the moon...
A terrace in the shade…
A terrace in the shade…
Tell me, glass upon the wall,who has the best vegetables of all?
"Tell me, glass upon the wall,
who has the best vegetables of all?"
The cheese maker of the street market.
The cheese maker of the street market.
Swans' metaphor...
Swans' metaphor...
The patient lake donkeys...
The patient lake donkeys...
My troglodytic cave offers delicious surprises…
My troglodytic cave offers delicious surprises…
Breakfast with the pirates...
Breakfast with the pirates...