Italy travelogue, part XX

More on the glory of sunsets. We had more clouds so it’s all golds,  and the patchwork of light on the fields and hills. Then the sun sneaks through  the clouds to make that ball and punch of red. Reds and golds and purples  everywhere. So beautiful.
It’s cool and breezy so we eat in the kitchen. It’s seafood night,  and fun to be in there while the cooking’s going on.
And a couple games of Bananagrams after dinner, then  Zzzzzzz.
Still coolish and very breezy in the morning so I do my workout  indoors. My publisher hopes for a cover shot for The Collection here. Actual  makeup! I think we may have hit on a shot that works, with those incredible  hills behind me.
Many leftovers, so Kat and I play in the kitchen for lunch. I find  fresh basil, parsley, tomatoes in the garden. She makes a batter for the  leftover calamari to fry it up. Leftover meatballs, slices of salami and cheese,  and the lovely salad Lucia made this morning.
It’s so much fun to play in this kitchen, slice and mince and stir,  then eat out on the patio in the sunlight. We did have to ask Lucia how to turn  on the stove as it defeated even our own Kat-gyver. But we did in most of the  leftovers, and had a good time doing it.
I think I might take a walk, enjoy the sunshine. Tomorrow I’ll  carve out some writing time.

4 thoughts on “Italy travelogue, part XX”

  1. Oh, what a magnificent picture it will make. Looking forward to see it.
    Sorry the make-up must though ;).
    I also look forward to learn what Nora’s writing. Now. There. It will be fun to have the book and know she did it while sharing this with us and then in that Nora fan pfff way to say “oh she had to use this” ahahahah
    Thanks Laura 🙂

  2. What is the Italian expression? “Rosso de sera bel tempo si spera…” So the red clouds are a sign of good weather to come!
    Oh, that kitchen! What a marvel. Such an amazing lunch. From leftovers!
    I’m so excited about the cover photo! And there’s not one, but two artsy photographers! Must be a good one!

  3. Thank you for sharing bits and pieces of your Tuscan trip and wishing for you that you could visit much more. There is so much to discover in this wonderful province. Maybe you’ll come again. I live half time inTuscany, half time in Switzerland. If it’s not too late, you should drive to Montepulciano (not much further than Pienza) it’s a lovely medieval village and the wine!!! try the Montepulciano Nobile – no less !

    Have a safe return and I look forward to all the new books to come!!

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