Rain or Shine?

Being terribly susceptible to moods changing with the weather, I believe it is trying to kill me this month. As Robert Frost said…“…You know how it is with an April day, When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much …

Patience

My mother gave me a book about 10 years ago that I read every so often…Simple Abundance. I would not describe my mother as a very touchy-feely person, she was very strong, protective, and realistic, but she had a depth and grace that went beyond words. Today I opened the book and this is what …

April 2009

Spending the days… dreaming of warm weather no more…it arrives and with it the miracle of life. leaving the house in the dust…Italian driver’s license safely in hand…driving aimlessly all over creation….including a visit to Gubbio. watching bees, butterflies, and birds pollinate every thing in sight. getting my hands dirty with paint, lovely women, flowers, …

March 2009

Spending the days… cutting the trees to have wood for next year, stocking up for another winter and hoping it is not as long as this one has been. We begin pruning the olive and fruit trees. watching the landscape surrounding us change before our eyes. Almond trees bloom first, then the ornamental plum, and …