Tag Archives: ITALY

Snapshots & Whatnot: Standing Tall (in the Fall!)

Today here are a few pics from a memorable sojourn in the Italian Veneto countryside… “A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand.” e. e. cummings “A … Continue reading

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a spunky tree (by the sea)

This spunky tree inspired me as it stood next to the sea and a colorful street in a fishing village on Burano Island in Venice, Italy. “What is the good of stars and trees, sunrise and wind, if they do … Continue reading

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St. Anthony of Padua (and lost rings!)

Today we commemorate Saint Anthony of Padua (1195- 13 June 1231), a Doctor of the Church. Born in Lisbon to Portuguese nobility, he became an Augustinian scholar and priest until a procession of martyrs moved his heart to join the … Continue reading

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….ice cream? gelato?… it’s all good!

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream on your plate.“  Thornton Wilder (1897 – 1875) While visiting Italy a few years ago, one of my travel buddies was really into … Continue reading

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Wednesday photographs: …lookin’ around on rainy days…

So yesterday was cold, dark & stormy in these parts… yet our fall leaves were just BURSTING with color – yellows cascading around reds, orange limbs peeking out between… it seemed like Tolkien’s Lothlorien.  Dark sky & rain, but bright … Continue reading

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Wednesday Photographs (on Friday) – VENICE (viva Italia!!!)

This week thought it would be fun to share a few photos from special times in Italy 2 yrs ago…  & since it’s Friday (already) here are a few quotes from well-versed Italians for our minds to munch on this … Continue reading

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