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Gardening 2021 update

Tomatoes with marigolds, lettuce and borage – piante di pomodoro, lattuga, tagete e borragine
An onion flower – onion bolting?
Hydrangea hortensia – Ortensia


It is incredible how plants say โ€œthank youโ€

They bring colors that brighten my day

They bring food to nourish my family

The gardener visits the plots everyday

To give water, remove insects in a natural way

Coffee grounds, banana peels, organic fertilizer

But most of all planting together plants that grow well together

To help the environment in my own little way.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday and a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for dropping

Abbazia di Sant’Eustachio, Nervesa della Battaglia (TV), Italy

One of the interesting historical sites to visit in the province of Treviso is this Abbey built in the ‘800, destroyed during the first world war and restored recently. A very enchanting place due to its mystic atmosphere and position overlooking the town of Nervesa della Battaglia and its nearby towns.

The entrance to the Abbey

A vineyard and the Abbey of Sant’Eustachio
Art, faith and history
Eremo di San Girolamo 1815

While I was looking at the ruins…

A lizard

In a silent pose

eyes fixed

But the click of my camera

interrupted a moment of reverie?

Time is sometimes not enough to discover the gifts this life has to offer.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead. Thank you for dropping by.

Sand Dune, Cavallino Treporti, Jesolo (VE)

“Convolvolo delle spiagge” – Calystegia soldanella

Beachgrass – “Ammophila arenaria”

Dune vegetation

This composition reminds me of “Ikebana” – A Japanese way of flower arrangement. But this is beauty, form and balance created by nature. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒˆ

Lotus creticus L. – “Ginestrino delle spiagge”

Sand Dunes

Dear friend. Have you ever seen sand grains accumulated forming hills and mounds?

Or, the sight of plants blooming and seashells scattered on mounds formed by sand grains?

The sand, heated by the early morning sun, evoked warm memories of beaches and coconut trees against a blue sky.

The brown sand, the heat of the sun, the early morning breeze

The colors of green, brown, yellow and pink and a pale blue sky

This is reality. AFS


the beach before 8 am…

Have a wonderful week.

Thank you for dropping by.