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

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.

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.