Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Before I end my Tuscan reverie, I thought you should see how locals look at life, see the windows through which they watch the world go by.



Beauty overflow...



Tiny hobbit hideaways...



And a patio for the most wistful of dreamers. As I stood and admired the laundry hanging among old stone walls, I was relieved to feel myself longing for home. Perhaps the dreamer in me begins to realize that beautiful places are transient to the heart that has found true love.

16 comments:

Pete said...

there is just such a relaxed feeling to Tuscany scenes
makes my hectic life feel even worse
Lovely photos

Ola said...

I love esp the third small one!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My brother and his new bride left early this morning for Italy. I can only hope that they can see Italy through eyes like yours. You have chosen to see the beauty in such unusual things. I'm in love with the laundry photo.

Out on the prairie said...

You make me wish i was there with you.What lovely pics, I really like the stone and brick they use to work around the shapes.

Pam said...

Beautiful window scenes, Allie. I take such deep delight reading your words and viewing what you saw in Tuscany.

Thanks xo,
Pam

TexWisGirl said...

awww. lovely.

Changes in the wind said...

Yes, even the most wonderful places can't replace....home but oh I do love these pictures.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

The photos are beautiful.

I love the last one,
everything looks so fresh and green.

I am glad that you are happy to be home!

x Fiona

Diane AZ said...

They are all adorable. I love the window with the blue-green shutters and the plants trimmed to fit the arch. :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

As nice as it is to get away, it's nicer to return home. I think. :)

MarmePurl said...

I love all the widows..each tell a unique story. But the one with the laudry hanging speaks to me the most. I would love to sit with these dwellers behind that heavy rustic door and listen to their stories. Glass of local wine in hand not optional.

Randy said...

Your photos make me want to travel to Italy. I love that last photo.

Debbie said...

Amazing pictures. Amazing words.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Allison, so often people when traveling tend to overlook the everyday things of interest, like doors and windows. Glad you are not not among that group because it would have been a shame to have missed these!

Dawn said...

What a way to view! These are lovely. I want to steal them all.

Country Mouse Studio said...

So pretty