Tuesday View – beginning a new ‘view’

Cathy at Words and Herbs asks us to join her by posting one view each week so we can assess progress through the year.  Since she started the meme I’ve been posting a view of the Large Island looking towards the drive; however as that includes many evergreens the view doesn’t change as much as some other parts of the garden, so I’ve decided that as I will be working on improving the Left side border this winter it would be a better choice to share with you each week. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – the season continues

In the week I was away from home enjoying the rain (I’m not being ironic) in Devon the weather has changed in Italy too.

No longer the intense heat of summer but now the pleasant warmth of early autumn AND it has rained!  I have become so accustomed to having flowers in the house that my first thought was to pick some flowers for a vase; so these were picked on Saturday but not arranged until Sunday. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Dark and moody

I didn’t think I was going to be able to participate in Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s meme this week as I am not at home; however the lovely friend I’m staying with allowed me to pick some flowers from her beautiful garden in North Devon.

It was a pleasure to be able to use some different foliage and flowers. 

It is decidedly autumn with lovely dark Asters. Behind you can see my friends garden

It is very windy today so being inside admiring the garden from behind glass is a lovely thing to do. 

I’ve used my iPad for this post and I’m not familiar with this method so please forgive the lack of tags and the link to Cathy. 

In a vase on Monday – late!

I’m not very often late with my post for ‘In a vase on Monday’ hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the garden.  My excuse is that it was my birthday yesterday which is also Viterbo’s patron saint’s day.  I have written about Santa Rosa before and I’ll post some images of this years celebration later in the week.  On the eve of the day a 100 foot high tower is carried through the streets of the city and the evening ends with a wonderful fireworks display which seems to be directed at the windows of our apartment in the city so I often celebrate my birthday there with friends so we can all enjoy the fireworks and the excitement of the evening together. Continue reading