Friday, October 28, 2011

A couple of faces of Fall, the last of the color before nature changes it all to shades gray.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hibiscus adorned a patio restaurant along the Amalfi Coast, in Italy. A cup of coffee , a cookie, and an ocean view, beautiful day.

Monday, October 10, 2011

This was the garden of our Hotel in Sorento, the path to the right goes back to the pool area. The wall to the left, is the remines of a fort. The whole site sits on the bank of a gorge, that  was created by a glacer.
Top photo shows the gorge below.

Veggie stand in a small piazza

Beautiful veggies in morning farmers market, along the streets of Venice. Those are peppers and the white floating things are mushrooms.

Friday, October 7, 2011

This is an Olive tree, on a busy street circle, in Tuscany region of Italy. They grow everywhere, even along the road side; where ever the birds plant them.
These sticks are made of Chestnut trees, they help protect the plants and trees from winds and extreme weather. Nets are sometimes attached as well. This garden was viewed along the roadside.
This is what olives look like as they fall from the trees.

Italian Holiday

On a recent trip to Italy, I took photos of as many types of garden ideas as possible, including tiny, and roof top types.  Space is at a premium, but a beautiful gardens were eked out in some very unusual locations.
 Italy has been experiencing a very dry hot season, but that is good for the sugar in grape vineyards. 2011 will be a good year!