Here's the thing.
I have been going through our new iPhoto program (is that what you call it?), and with the new operating system we had installed a while back, every photo that's on my laptop, Johnny's iPod, laptop and old iPad...are all on the gallery desktop computer.
Thank you "Cloud"...grrrr.
I know, I know... too much information...but there is a point here.
The point is, I'm working slowly, but surely through the 15,000+ photos so I can separate the personal ones from the 'gallery essential' ones. It's a big job!
While doing this, I've come across a bunch of photos that Johnny has taken of me...yes, ME! I'm the one who usually takes photos of him, and all other sorts of stuff.
There are so many 'me' photos which I had NO IDEA existed. What fun to see these! They only span a few years, mostly from Italy...but such a trip for me to see.
Many are of me taking pictures. Lots are taken from behind, as Johnny and I are walking wherever we walk. There are a couple I may have posted before...some delightfully un-flattering shots of me eating food...
All and all, big fun...for me, at least. I thought maybe you would get a kick out of these, too.
Plus, we're getting ready to head over to Italy again, and looking through old photos is always a fun way to get excited about returning.
Here goes nothing-
|I am so ready.|
|Nice light, but what am I taking a picture of?|
|On a morning walk.|
|My 'Step Garden' at the apartment we loved|
and stayed at many times:
The Artisan's House'
|Day trip in Rome|
What I do notice is that I always wear the same thing...I need to do some thrift store shopping when we're back, man.
I am so blown away by this. I just never knew he took so many pictures of little old me...
|Using my mad language skills to chat with Marcello.|
I am so happy I can speak with the locals... more and more each visit.
|I guess it's what I do.|
|I love me some pizza.|
A favorite spot. I especially love the pizza Margarita.
|Shopping for springtime color.|
|Getting a close up shot|
We took a little side trip to Bettona, on the way to Montefalco one time, and met this local gentleman that told us about the Etruscan rock wall that was part of the newer walls around the village.
We found our way there, and then were approached by another local senior fellow that pointed out the real sight for we tourists, the 'Cinta Muria', which features a rock that has eroded into the shape of, well.... a butt.
From an official Umbria Tourism website:
In this area the twelve visible rows have varying heights and a different state of conservation, some with perfectly fitting joints, others with obvious signs of the erosive action exerted from the elements on the sandstone, who left in some cases unusual shapes, one in particular known as "the ass of the nuns".
|You can just make out the butt rock up above us, sort of in between us...|
Anyway, I've never seen this picture until today.
|Me in Montefalco.|
|So damn tough, girl.|
|Knowing Mr. J, he wanted the photo of the cute 'ape'.|
|I love a good train ride.|
Take me away.....
|I adore this one, because I adore the woman I am sitting with.|
Again, first time I've seen this. Today.
We are in the back room of Bar Gallo.
|Veggie platter, anyone?|
I guess I wanted a very close up shot.
|A favorite watering hole.|
With sparkle boots on. Never seen this one.
|I like this one a lot.|
|Same day as the one above.|
A wonderful little spot near Panicale.
|Just getting' down to business here.|
Simple is often best, baby.
|Morning walk to Missiano.|
|I'm pretty sure this was taken on the walk back|
from getting bread in nearby Paciano.
Never seen it before...
Ok, if you are bored by all these pictures of...ME...you are welcome to check out now, because there's a bunch more.
I swear, I will not hold it against you. But come on, who wouldn't want to see the next shot?!?!??
|Totally caught in action!|
You take a slice, fold, and chow down, sister.
|I suppose I'm happy because food is on it's way.|
Pienza, Trattoria 'Latte di Luna'.
|Another very favorite place we love to hang out at.|
View from Lucia's...
|Remember this happening, just didn't|
know he was taking pictures.
Picking wild tulips in the olive grove.
|Looks like a walk, but why did I have my purse? That sucker is heavy.|
|Pescatore is Heaven.|
You can see Panicale way over there, if you know where to look.
|Don't ask me...All I know is there are dominoes on the table.|
|I just can't get over these..|
I guess he's a 'sneaker' photographer.
|Not fair. I was napping before lunch.|
Waiting our turn for a table at a special spot.
|Basquiat exhibition in Rome.|
Johnny is really good at taking pictures of the back of me.
|Checking out the menu in Cortona.|
|I guess he loves me.|
And just so he doesn't get all pushed outta shape, here's a couple of my favorite shots of him.....
|With the gang in Panicale.|
|Celebrating a rare (very) foosball win!|
I love you, too, baby.