Saturday, June 24, 2017

letting in the light

The church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva
opened its doors very early one 

morning last month for part of
series of special musical performances 
(check it out if you understand Italian)—this 
one started at 5:30 a.m.!

[Linking back to The Weekend in Black and White,
Shadow Shot Sunday, and inSPIREd Sunday.]

Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekend Reflections

Hanging out in the Piazza di Grillo, 
in Rome, just steps from Trajan's
Market and the Forum of Augustus. Always 
grateful for a sunny Roman day
(and a nice clean car!).

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Well, hello Dolly!

I visited the town of Piermont (on the
Hudson in New York) last weekend,
and found this notice posted
in the window of the local grocery store.
Don't know if there were any
takers—would you have been tempted? 

[Linking back to signs, signs.]

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ABC Wednesday—X is for "what I see"

Seen in the crypt of the basilica of
San Miniato al Monte, in Florence: You
probably see crosses (very old ones,
as this church was begun in 1013 and the
interior has changed hardly at
all since it was first built).
I, however, choose to see X's—
or at least today I do.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

summer bounty

More goodness from the greenmarket:
I bought two quarts and there
wasn't a single bad berry in the lot—
every one was perfect.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, June 19, 2017

eat your beets

I understand that the more colorful
your diet is, the more healthful
it is.  And just look at these beautiful
beets!  Are you a fan?

Linking back to Macro Monday.] 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

Don't forget to look up—especially when
you're visiting a church in Italy.
This is Santa Maria in Portico in Campitelli,
in Rome (which I also featured here).

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]