No matter how often we walk around the walls of Panicale, or take the short drive to Castiglione del Lago, I am just stunned at the colors in the fields. I know it's going to change.... jeez, it's changed a lot since we arrived in March. I just can't get over the intensity of the greens and the yellows. Throw in some blue or grey skies, and it's mind blowing. At least for my little mind.
I've been snap, snap, snapping pictures the whole time we've been here, and it's always fun to comb through what I've shot to get inspired. Pretty easy with this lot... color and texture are my thing, and if I could put down a soundtrack it would be Sigur Ros. The feeling for me is both transcendent and nostalgic....
|A dreamy landscape near Villastrada in Umbria.|
|I just took this today, April 28th. The greens are really changing... but the lines are still so cool.|
We drive by this casa vecchio, or "old house", several times a week, going here or there, and it is just as enchanting each time we go past it. It isn't really a ruin, but man it could be great if someone would take the money and time to fix it up... The yellow field in front is just a little icing on this old cake....
|All I need is a few more euros....|
|The classic Tuscan landscape.|
|Wow, did I take this shot...? Why, yes, yes I did. Good one, kiddo.|
Another Tuscan scene.
|The field in front was fave just a week or two ago. I'm loving the splash of yellow with the color|
of the lake....
|Panicale seen through a field of yellow....|
|Another shot from the same spot...my camera couldn't decide|
what to focus on, and I kept it. I like this.
I remember once, in my wild youth, looking across the valley at the hills opposite. The wind was blowing pretty good, and the grass covered hills were being blown in a way that made me think of hundreds of bunnies running in unison... I have never forgotten this imagery. It was the softness, and the waviness of it.. anyway, around here it is happening, and I am in awe again. I think this is all wheat, but don't know for sure. All I know is that it keeps me sighing.
|A green and grey wonderland|
|These moments are what remind me that I am somewhere very different than home.|
|I just love these fields...|
|Wild fennel gone WILD!|
|Some up close fennel love.....|
You can learn more about Umbria, and also plan your own adventures by checking out my friend Katia's website: