Thursday, August 30, 2012

In My Yard

Because of the long and harsh winter followed by a hot and dry summer this year, the vegetable garden is looking er, a bit pathetic.  Since I'm adverse to showing you photographs of sad looking vegetables, I thought I might instead show you what's looking good in my yard!






Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rest in Peace

video

A video tribute to my beloved Sydney Claire who left us on August 18 headed for a better place.  She was 16-1/2 years old, living eight of those years with diabetes.  My little trooper, my best friend, my adored puppyhead.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Le Madonnine


These small statues of the Madonna are called Madonnine, tiny Madonnas.  


This altar is also called a Madonnina.  They are meant to invoke protection and bring good fortune.


You see them everywhere here in Italy, embedded in exterior walls of buildings, 
 in a stone wall along a road, a single structure on a rural street corner. 
 


 I want one.
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