Monday, May 23, 2011

A modern still life



























Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino fresco from Pienza and an unlabeled Brunello di Montalcino 2006 given to us by our friend's father.  Ahhhh the tastes of Tuscany. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

the Cypress

Landscapes




Just to wet your appetite...

Derelict Tuscany


























I was surprised the number of derelict houses dotted around the region... I suppose a lack of work, etc, all the usual suspects, might explain this.  Now home to lizards, birds, bats and plant life... and plenty of imagination inspiration for passing tourists!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Grown from seed.

First bloom from our little nasturtium, grown from seed. Grown in remembrance of rambling Auckland gardens of long ago.