|We pass this bougainvillea every day on the way to Scalea--it blooms 10 months a year!|
Life is a challenge. The main challenge is to appreciate it and be one with it at all times. I can be not very good at that...I let things get to me (whatever they may be--for example, yesterday we found out our neighbor is in the hospital). Then all of a sudden, as I'm lying there feeling sorry for the world and myself, one eye opens and all the love and light of life re-enters my being.
Guido and I feel better, our body's fight with Egypt is finally over and I'm just now back in awe of the sock-o beauty around here. Most of you know that I love plants. I love how folks do plants in this country. They love veggies and flowers and don't give a hoot about lawns. Give them space and they'll make their own olive oil and wine, thank you very much--but mostly the place is spilling over with the beauty of flowers from window boxes and terraces--everywhere. I mean everywhere--including at my house. I wanted to capture some nice window planters that I finally got going well. I also snapped some pictures of other people's efforts. Enjoy:
|The planter outside the window of our study|
|My neighbor Pina's window plants|
|Our kitchen window planter|