Tuscany’s allure and living amongst the Sun Sets.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away". -   unknown  Tuscany leaves me breathless. Each evening I walk the ancient Tuscan property, we now call home. It has become a ritual that literally feeds my soul. The sounds at dusk vary based … Continue reading Tuscany’s allure and living amongst the Sun Sets.

Our Primo (first) Tuscan Olive Harvest (Part 2).

“Oliva e oro, la seconda argento, la terza mon val niente.” (olive is gold, the second is silver, the third is worth nothing) - Tuscan Saying Francesco said " Essere li lunedì alle 1:30" (Be there Monday at 1:30), "capisci?" (do you understand?), as a look of concern crossed his face. Si, Si (Yes, yes), I … Continue reading Our Primo (first) Tuscan Olive Harvest (Part 2).

Our Primo (first) Tuscan Olive Harvest (Part 1).

We had been concerned about this year's olive harvest given the recent drought in Tuscany. We were warned that the impact of "Lucifer's wrath" would be a much smaller olive yield than experienced in past years (Blogs dated August 13th & September 27). However, we were simply thrilled to be able to participate in a … Continue reading Our Primo (first) Tuscan Olive Harvest (Part 1).

The Cimitero (Cemetery) of San Gusme and the Festa di Tutti i Santi (All Saints Day) in Tuscany

We had taken our visiting friends on the strenuous walk, climbing the white road leading to the ancient hilltop village of San Gusme. It was time for a morning caffè (coffee), as well, we had to work off some of the fabulous Vino Rosso (red wine) and local Tuscan food we had been indulging in … Continue reading The Cimitero (Cemetery) of San Gusme and the Festa di Tutti i Santi (All Saints Day) in Tuscany