Italy travelogue, part XXI

Another spectacular sunset last night, and a breath-taking moon  rising in the east. As pretty a night as anyone could ask for. And another  lovely meal out on the patio.
 
Earlier I heard pheasants calling. It’s a sound I haven’t heard in  years as the ones I used to see around home are gone. We heard some other bird  while having dinner–a night bird, but nobody could identify the  sound.
 
A good, strong yoga practice this morning. After I joined BW, and  had a pink grapefruit for breakfast. Delish.
 
The others have gone off exploring–the castle in Sarteano, I  believe is the goal. I opted to stay back and write. A nice chunk done here in  the quiet.
 
Now I think I’ll forage in the fabulous kitchen for a little lunch,  and eat outside, read a book. I think I’ll have a glass of wine with  that!
 
Warmer today, and less breezy–a beautiful afternoon for eating,  drinking and reading.
 
Nora

7 thoughts on “Italy travelogue, part XXI”

  1. Funny how Nora family vacation together without getting on eachother’s hair. I like it!
    It’s difficult – for a Latin at least – to have that respect and being allowed that, each, “space”. Inspiring!
    Hope it doesn’t get too hot because Summer doesn’t seem to have a regulator this year – too hot, too windy – so good days hot with a breeze are to be cherished.
    Enjoy 🙂

  2. Nora getting more writing done = Me smiling at the prospect!
    Enjoy the quiet, the foraging, the book, & the wine!

  3. Thank you for sharing your travel journal with all of us! I always say that I’m going to keep a journal when I travel, but usually stop after a few days. Antartica and Hawaii were the only ones I kept the entire trip. I saw so many beautiful places, ate such great food (our chef on the Antarctic trip was Cordon Bleu trained), met such friendly people, I didn’t want to forget a thing. I took tons of pictures as well & most came out great (unusual for me) :-)!
    I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your vacation.

  4. Thank you Nora for sharing your vacation with us, have enjoyed it all. Now stop reading other books and go back to writing yours, I am eagerly waiting for your next book, and not the one I pre-ordered! LOL By the way what kind of books do you read?

  5. I don’t think I could ever pass up a chance to visit a castle! You have serious willpower to stay back and write. Good for you…and for us, that you do 🙂

  6. So loving these blog stories. Pheasants … I hadn’t seen one in years until this Summer. I grew up in Northern Harford County in MD. I can remember seeing them everyday on my school bus ride in elementary school. I had forgotten their unique call until Nora mentioned it.

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