Monthly Archives: June 2017
Yesterday was Sandra and Kurt’s last day. After Lisa (Leisel) and Franki (Sarah) “graduated,” Sandra, Kurt, and I went to a shop in the country to buy cheese to complement our picnic there with lovely views, especially of the sheep … Continue reading
We had a delightful dinner and evening in San Quirico d’ Orcia. So happy I invited Sarah (a.k.a. Francesca/Franki). I have a new friend, but she’s leaving Sunday. Dixie from Dallas, the friend I made in class here four years … Continue reading
Well, I’m getting into the regular life now, and I enjoy it. I love my classes so much. Rather than five hours a day being a chore, the way they structure the classes is perfect. First, we learn and practice … Continue reading
Just posting a few random photos with captions of daily life here in Montepulciano.
Sandra and I love the Italian Renaissance painter, Piero Della Francesca, who lived and worked in Tuscany during the Renaissance. He was born in 1415 and died in 1492 on the same day Columbus sailed to America. Saturday afternoon, after … Continue reading
Ogni giorno mangio il mio pranzo nel’mio balcone e guardo le farfalle nel giardino. Every day I eat lunch on my balcony and watch the butterflies in the garden.
Yesterday morning we had a rare opportunity. Maria, our hostess at Politian, is a member of a trekking group, and she invited us to join them on a hike from La Foce to Montepulciano. The unique part is that we … Continue reading
Yesterday after class, Sandra, Kurt, and I drove back to Monte Oliveto Maggiore, where the monk ringing the bell made us leave too early two years ago. This time, except for a summer camp group, we practically had the frescoes … Continue reading