Bills paid- Check
House sitter lined up- Check
Gallery help ready- Check
Garden taken care of- Check
Bags packed- Almost...
Extra pounds lost so we can chow down on fantastic pasta & pizza- Check
I am so ready to hop on that big silver bird and fly away.
Though it seems like we were just in Umbria yesterday, the 10 months have been long and longer. So much has been going on the last couple of weeks...all of a sudden it's time to take off.
I have been so busy that the chance to post anything here has been difficult, for sure, but I have really wanted to. So, this early, early morning, I'm making a little time to share just a few photo memories from (could it be??? Last year??!?) our Spring, 2012 trip to Umbria.
After all, this was the main reason I started my bloggy....so I could relive and review photos, memories, & stories from these wonderful adventures we have been so bloody fortunate to experience. It's as much, if not a whole lot more, for me as it is for friends and family- What I didn't expect was that I would have a small, and growing fan base in Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Australia...what a trip.
We will soon be sipping cappuccini and wine at Bar Gallo, walking to Paciano, enjoying the views over Lago Trasimeno, taking day trips to new hill towns, making new friends, and soaking up the Umbrian life as much as we can. All the while Johnny will be creating a new body of work, as only he can.
So, until that plane drops into Rome and we hop on the train.... I'll enjoy sharing these little scenes:
|Along the walk to Paciano, behind the beautiful ruin, work still goes on.|
|An Easter bouquet, collected from the garden and near by.|
|Johnny getting close and personal with this massive wisteria, in Castiglione del Lago.|
I like the green shirt with all that soft purple..
I am excited to see the country side again, with all the luscious views and the unreal light. Today it is raining big in Panicale, and we may get some cold, wet, even snowy days...but watching the change as Spring turns on will be magic. The pretty days are so pretty.....
|A classic Tuscan scene.|
|View along our walk back from Paciano.|
The olive trees just slay me...
|A sunset with wine, near Panicale.|
On the way to San Casciano die Bagni, a small hill town across the valley, we came across this trippy garden/recycle/salvage/antique store. Everything from tiny trinkets to huge farm tables and armoires.
We actually found a great little "perfect green" hanging light fixture, with just enough rust, to hang in our garden. Johnny rewired it when we got home, and we love it. I want to revisit this place.
What I didn't expect to find at this wacky salvage/antique place were:
|More Setti Nani!!! (and their odd green friend...)|
Because it will be one of our first stops for dinner, I have to include these shots of yumminess from Il Pellicano, one of the local night spots near Panicale. Pizza to die for, with a crazy atmosphere and all for the best price ever. What's not to love?
|Yes, we each order one, and eat the whole dang thing.|
Ok, I need to get out of bed, do the last load of laundry, put all in order for our lovely house sitters (thanks, Anna & James...enjoy the garden!), and call it good to go. And I do mean go!
I look forward to posting while we are there, so stay tuned. Mmmmmm......pizza...
|Just for fun.|