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The secret garden

A rare and precious gem

The secret garden

The essence of who we are.

A thought

Caring hands

Rain, earth and the sun

An explosion of sensations and beauty… naturally.

Sequoia tree

The historic garden of Novacella Abbey, Valle d’Isarco, Italy

Walking through this historic garden is like stepping into the past and present at the same time.

Life is a journey…

Thanks for dropping by.



After a long hike

I noticed this purple flower

It is really amazing how nature can still manifest itself through a beautiful flower on a rock.

A refreshing sight after miles and hours of walking.

Oh! while I was walking, the rays of the sun warming almost too much my whole being, I thought, maybe better sunny than a rainy day? The silence, broken only by the sweet melody of birds singing and the heavy footsteps of hikers like me. A thought came over me. About the three important things in life for me:

  1. Make each momento of each day count, savor it and share the joy. To never let a day pass by just watching TV?
  2. To do at least one positive thing each day. Like reading a book or gardening?
  3. Be a blessing to those around me. Like helping with the household chores? or simply being patient?
Phyteuma orbicolulare – “Raponzolo orbiculare”
Bellis perennis – “Pratolina comune”

It’s incredible how hiking can bring so much joy!

The Riva Waterfalls – Campo Tures, Valle Aurina, Italy

As I was trying to take a picture of this beautiful rainbow and wiping the mist from my lens, I remembered this quote by Bruce Lee:

“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless-like water.

If you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup.

You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.

You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.

Now, water can flow or it can crash.

Be water, my friend.”

Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday, a pleasant and fruitful week. Thank you for dropping by.

Have a nice day!

“Il regno di Fanes” – the Kingdom of Fanes, San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy

One of the most beautiful mountain trails that I had the opportunity to tread…

Sentiero 12, Rofugio Fanes
Sentiero 7, Rifugio Lavarella


Wishing everyone a pleasant and joyful week