Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday Challenge—"hard"

This is hard on a couple of levels.
First, all that stone—
but mainly because this is the "children's
section" of the graveyard at
San Miniato al Monte, in Florence. Little
Luigi was only 3 when he died almost
60 years ago. His gravestone says:
"Don't cry for him. Eyes extinguished on
earth sparkle in heaven with light
and so much happiness."

[To see more of the Thursday 
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ABC Wednesday—Y is for "yellow rose"

"It was June and the world smelled
of roses.  The sunshine was like powdered
gold over the grassy hillside."

—Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

papaveri in Rome

These pretty poppies were in bloom
this past May (on Memorial Day) . . .

. . . growing wild here near the Theater
 Marcellus (casting its rounded
shadow on the left).

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.] 

Monday, June 26, 2017


Went up to Piermont, NY, last Saturday
for a wedding and took a walk
around town on Sunday morning.
We saw lots of bikers—and
this mural near the local bike shop.

[Linking back to Monday Mural
at Oakland Daily Photo.]

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday

Wandering around Rome's Trastevere 
neighborhood on a sunny spring day—
bougainvillea (and shadows) everywhere.

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]

Saturday, June 24, 2017

letting in the light

The church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva
opened its doors very early one 

morning last month for part of
series of special musical performances 
(check it out if you understand Italian)—this 
one started at 5:30 a.m.!

[Linking back to The Weekend in Black and White,
Shadow Shot Sunday, and inSPIREd Sunday.]

Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekend Reflections

Hanging out in the Piazza di Grillo, 
in Rome, just steps from Trajan's
Market and the Forum of Augustus. Always 
grateful for a sunny Roman day
(and a nice clean car!).

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]