Sunday, February 15, 2009

Italian Landscapes

Let me take you on a fine walk through my new Italian Landscape. As you might notice, Spring has just sprung in this late afternoon Tuscan setting. Some of the local farmers have just planted a new crop of grapes all around the villa-style houses getting ready for the new harvest. It rained yesterday morning so the air is crisp and fresh, and full of life, a nice contrast to the warm air and sun beating down on you as you walk thru the grassy fields. You might even be able to make out some of the early red poppy flowers just coming into bloom in the distant hills. In case you can't hear them, the residents are having a party in the back yard and all the neighbors are attending. Oh I can hear Uncle Luigi playing his old accordion again. No wonder everyone feels like retiring here. Ahhh, the life!