“Water is precious. Don’t waste it! Always close the tap completely. Thank you”
Succinct yet polite (and elegantly presented in true Italian style), my sister Kathleen and I saw this after a relaxing lunch in the Tuscan village of Montefioralle in late October of 2010. It’s an important reminder in any language, don’t you agree?
As hard as it is to believe (at least for this midwesterner), this burst of autumnal color just took place; oddly timed but beautiful nonetheless.
Despite my best efforts, I doubt I’ll ever get used to the timing of “seasons” here in northern California. Case in point, just across the street from where I captured these images, roses and hydrangeas were still in bloom.
This year we spent Thanksgiving with friends, marveling once again at our ability to pick rosemary and sage fresh from the garden (in late November!) while relaxing outside before dinner (barefoot and dressed in shirtsleeves) …
… celebrating the purchase of our new home (we actually closed the previous day)!
The exhausting search is finally over. Soon we’ll move and get settled. I can hardly wait!