Tag Archives: spring in Tuscany

The Bottle Brush

  It was so showy that I felt it needed a whole post just by its self.  Hanging out next to the tomatoes showing off their tribal colors on their poles.  And look at those angry clouds in the background.  But see, I had to call your attention to those things.  The bottle brush really …

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May Garden Shots

  The garden has been at its best the last few weeks.  There has been a lot of rain and most everything is doing well.  Cooler temps have kept some things blooming longer and others opening later and tomatoes NOT setting fruit like they should be.  But all in all (if you don’t have to …

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So what did we do for my birthday?

  Celebrated!  Of course!  Several times! A number of our friends here are traveling this month, so I had to start the celebrations with cocktails on May 9.  The only night in early May when it wasn’t raining. This seems to be the only picture I took of the event.  There was a lot of …

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Sagra and Festa Posters

  Just a look at what’s been happening or about to happen    

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Daffodil Portrait

  Long time readers of this blog will remember that I love daffodils.  Every year at the peak of the season I like to gather them up and force them to pose for a portrait.  My idea being, that in the fall when I think of buying more daffodil bulbs, I will refer back to …

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We do eat Italian food, sometimes…

  I know I post a lot about non-Italian food.  We like Italian food, especially Tuscan.  But really, not all the time, not every meal.  Our friend, Grace, makes good Italian food.  Well sure, she would, even though she grew up in America, she was born in Italy and had Italian parents.  This is her …

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Spring Entertaining

  (written in late March)   Fairly, reliable warm weather arrived the last week of March.  And with it, ‘Spring Cleaning’ has bubbled over in Ida, our upstairs neighbor.  Not content with pursuing every iota of dust and dirt in her apartment, she has started on the outside too.  Sanding and oiling the doors.   …

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The Season is starting

  Sagra and Festa season that is.  Posters from the first few events         And just in case your toddler is being tiresome,  Hyde Park has ‘baby parking’.

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Peonies and the ‘new tulip’

  Yes I am still writing about flowers from the wedding. The peonies had gotten a little ‘buggy’ so they had to hang outside.  Behind them are…   what Richard called ‘the new tulips’.    They photograph better than they looked in real life.  And maybe the bunch I had was not cared for correctly.  …

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Catching up

  I was doing so well wasn’t I?  A new post every day or two….  And then nothing! For some reason, unknown to me, I could not get my posts to publish on my blog.  And even though I had several waiting I just couldn’t get them to publish.  And then serious preparations for the …

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