Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The great escape...

...in a few days time we'll leave for a long Summer vacation; to my regular and occasional readers I wish a Summer full of fun, laughter, sun and joy!

Saturday, 19 June 2010


"When I am no more, I will be free, a free spirit, I will join the swallows in the sky and play with them, I won't look anylonger at the sky and envy the birds free to fly far away from everything and everyone.
I will get rid of the heavy coat that is life. I will fly through the clouds, and further away, right where the stars are.
I will forget the sorrow, the regrets, the pain and the mistakes. I will not remember, I will simply be, light and free.
At night I will wonder through the Louvre and sometimes at the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.
I will take residence at the most beautiful Georgian house, move from room to room and feel the peaceful stillness.
In Spring I will visit the wood fairies, in Summer I will float through American prairies, enjoy the sun, and observe the farmers picking fruits in the orchards. In Autumn I will walk through the Norwegian woods and in Winter I will stay by the fireplace and look at the beautiful snow falling.
I wish a flock of swallows would come and take me away now."

Paola De Giovanni

Thursday, 10 June 2010

In the garden IV

The summerhouse in the afternoon

At the farm gate

Geranium IV

At the end of the garden III

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

In the meadow III

Magenta III

In the garden before the rain III

In the garden before the rain IV

Sunday morning IV

Petals and white clouds