I am so excited to have you along on the trip with me!
Lord knows I need help navigating the road signs from Florence to Panzano!!
You have a whole 4 seconds to pull the correct one out of the hat…think, THINK man–
I’m getting some hand signs from the drivers behind me that well…….like I said, pick a sign, any sign!!!
Whew!! That was a close one.
I do think it was worth the drive though.
Here’s the view from the back of our “home” in Italy:))
Rows and rows of olive trees and grape vines….all RIPE for the picking!
First thing, breakfast.
I knew there was a reason I felt such affinity for Italy.
Did you know what the traditional Italian breakfast is—
Cake is a traditional breakfast food and so are cookies–
and of course cappuccino and caffe’:))
Already I have set about locating a place for us to rent long-term. You will have to let me know which one you think you could tolerate the best.
This one is situated in Greve and overlooks a little piazza.
I picked it because with the easels on the first level (see them parked just inside the arch) and the flowered balconies and window boxes scattered about, we wouldn’t have to travel far to paint!
We will have to plan our dining times. Lots of places close between 1 and 4:))
(I never said this was going to be easy….)
No worries though—for a place this delicious, we can take a nap and show up just in time for dinner!
And maybe have a glass of Chianti wine with it—we are, after all, in the heart of Chianti country.
Told you the grapes were ripe for the pickin’!
And they are hand-picked when the time comes.
Are those not the most beautiful set of blues and purples?!
Okay, so tomorrow I will announce THE winner of my
the first of 10 original watercolor postcards that I will paint, post and give away while here in Italy.
How can you get your name in for the drawing??
Or call Eddie.
(Personally, I’d opt for the comment choice. Eddie can be pretty kneady…..and the pigeon deal could take awhile).
Check back tomorrow to see the winner’s name posted here:))!
I am so happy to be doing this again–and like last time with my postcards from France, the cartolinas will be mailed from the country they are painted in
Get you some rest, for tomorrow we head to Cortona!!
P.S. If you’d like to bring a friend along, just forward them this email. The more the merrier:)!
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