Home and family
Sheer summer loveliness
Here’s how I beat the heat in Florence
Crema di caffe. A non-alcoholic, unsweetened, confection of shaken coffee and cream. Heaven in a cocktail glass!
Too good to not use!
Henry James once said that these two words, summer afternoon, are the most beautiful in the English language. I agree.
I have a lovely Florentine friend who has an amazing home in the picturesque hills just outside the city. I had the great pleasure of joining her for lunch recently, and here are some pictures of her beautiful home and gardens. I am very comfortable saying: I am green with envy! Maybe in my next life, I will be so lucky…!! What a gorgeous summer afternoon.
Arianna tole me her wisteria vine is at least 30 years old. It is fabulous! Luckily for me, it was on its second bloom of the season.
To lounge on a recliner under an umbrella tree and listen to the cicadas is about as close to heaven as I’ve ever been!
My terrace this summer
My tomato crop, highlighted below!
Hot night in the city
Fa caldissimo a Firenze!
4 o’clocks in Italy!
I have never seen 4 o’clocks in Italy until today. What a treat!
I love these old-fashioned flowers in any language!
You must be logged in to post a comment.