Friday, April 28, 2006

Monterosso on a beatiful spring day

The Cinque Terre are one my favorite places to go walking. They not only give you a workout, but also a field day for your eyes. It can take 5 or more hours to walk the Cinque Terre from start to finish. I prefer to walk them in spring or fall, when the weather is not unbearable and there are not tourists swarming about. The summer is when I throw down a beach towel and grab my gear because the water is great - especially in Monterosso.

Italian Cat from Gavi

Originally uploaded by lapona.
This was just posing away for me in . I've never seen anything quite like it - I was actually the one who got bored first! Gavi is a cute little town in that is famous for it's with its name (Gavi).

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tuscan fields

Originally uploaded by lapona.
Why is it cloudy, hazy, foggy or rainy every time I go to ? I won't even mention the fact that it has rained or was very cloudy almost every weekend for the past two years in . Where is this beautiful that everyone dreams of? The day I took this shot wasn't too bad, but I'm hoping to get back to Tuscany again in the next month or so.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Boat in Monterosso

Just got this photo printed and am very excited about how it came out - too bad the screen just doesn't do justice to the magnificent green/blue tones of the slightly breeze blown sea. It was taken in (the first of the heading away from Genoa and towards La Spezia). This one of the "5 lands" is one of my favorites because it has a great and usually has the clearest, cleanest of waters that you'll find in . You can usually swim out very far and still see the bottom (despite the fact that it's sandy - somehow it doesn't get kicked up as much as other sandy beaches in Liguria).

Laura in sunflower field

This is me last year near , in mid July. Somehow, every year I have managed to miss the season in . Last year I was lucky enough to make it in time to find this one, last miracly humid and therefore not yet wilted field. (I also missed season last year - it was so hot so early in the season that everything came and went in the blink of an eye!). This year I am determined to get to Tuscany at the right time to photograph some of those beautiful rolling green and sunflower fields before they get dried up and burned out by the sun!!

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