Tag Archives: tuscany in spring

Sagra and Festa Posters

  Events that recently happened are will be happening soon.   I didn’t read this one.  I thought it was a balloon festival not a concert.  

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What’s this?

  Yes, I braided the daffodils leaves.  Can you tell I have wayyyyy too much time on my hands?  Actually, not true.  Between Ben and Nerone ( one or the other always seems to need something) I get little bits of time but no block of two or three hours when I know for sure …

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Mentoring

  Just before Easter, Ben’s daughter and I made a quick trip to the Cortona/Camucia area.  They have a big market on Thursday.  There are two cut fresh flower vendors at the market.  I picked up a lovely bunch of orchids for 10 Euros.  Orchids like this always remind me of Hong Kong.  At the …

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A Gracious Lunch

  When we first moved to Italy, we rented from John and Richard.  We lived on the upper floor of their very old Tuscan farm house.  The lower floor was cleaned up but was still configured as stalls, animal pens, places to store farm equipment.  We moved out.  They returned.  They had a lot of …

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That time of year

  Spring is starting early here.  And as I write this I know that it could all horribly backfire and cold nights and days could still plague us.  But judging from all the bird song that I hear in my garden, Spring is starting. The early daffs are opening The pansies look good The hydrangeas …

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We’re thinking about iris

  It is that time of year here.    This is the group by the door which has never done this well.     And this is…         the group that Richard and I dug up 2 years ago to make way for my daffodils near the house,  We divided what we …

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Cinghiale Sagra

  In the Spring several hunting groups will hold cinghiale sagras (wild boar).      This group had some educational posters about wild boar up.   Of course we were there for the food.   I had to ask, macchia is local dialect for cinghiale.  Maybe since the hunting society is known as ‘The Friends …

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Wisteria Time

  Right outside my office window is a pergola that is covered in light pink wisteria.   I would describe the smell as being ‘cloying sweet’.  The bees certainly love it.       Elsewhere on parts of the property, Costantino has not yet gotten around to mowing so there is a sort of romantic wildness …

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Daffodils Portraits

  When we lived in Virginia I had a number of varieties of daffodils.  Their blooming periods would overlap.  Each year I would try to cram one of each of them together in a vase and take a group portrait.  Here I don’t have nearly as many varieties and they bloom separately with little overlap.  …

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