Tag Archives: tuscany

Plant of the year

Cooler temps and a little rain signal the start of the beauty pageant, also known as the garden in fall.  This year’s competitors…. The super confident Four Seasons Hydrangeas (known as Endless Summer in the US).  (They were over heard boasting about how “we’re just so pretty all the time.  That’s why they call us …

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A few Italian shots

It has occurred to me that I won’t be living here soon and the vistas that I see every day will soon be much different.  So I thought I should take some everyday shots,  for when we need to look back and remember.   The pharmacy in Monte San Savino The narrow streets with tight …

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Random Shots

All this produce from right down the road for lee than $5. Leo and Lorenzo’s turtles came for a visit.  Wonder who the turtles will stay with next year?   on top of the main church in Monte San Savino   A quick shot, taken on a rainy, cloudy day in Florence   And a …

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Duckappaloosa!

The small village that we are part of Montagnano has a duck sagra every year.  It is very popular, gets crowded and in the past has not been well organized.  One year after attending and being less than happy with the experience I realized that I could just go buy the duck, invite folks over …

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Sagra and Festa Posters

The season is winding down.  Here are a few posters from events happening in southern Tuscany.              

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Porcini Time

In mid August, we were in Cortona for the porcini sagra. It is held along the Roman road which is park most of the time.  For this event (and the steak sagra, held the week before) the road up to the park is opened and with Ben’s handicapped sticker we are able to drive right …

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Happy Birthday Josie

The last Sunday in August, we were at Grace’s house to celebrate her Momma’s birthday, 101!!!!!! We enjoyed a wonderful meal, including Grace’s great home made pasta. The birthday girl seemed a little skeptical of the wine. She decided to give it a try Hmmmmm Ohhh, it’s fizzy Maybe some more…. With Grace And many …

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Local, local, local

  I understand that it is all the fashion in the US now to eat ‘local’.  Here in rural Tuscany I don’t think that practice ever went away.  At this time of year it is not uncommon to see older folks walking along the side of the road with bags of greens that they have …

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Sagra and Festa Posters

  A lot going on        

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Yes, yes more flowers

  This one of the amaryllis that I bought from Dutch bulbs guys that come every fall to the international market in Arezzo.        Big, showy flowers.  A nice shade of pink too.  It lasted about 10 days.       

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