Autumn Glory on the Amalfi Coast

“The pleasure of doing a thing in the same way at the same time every day, and savoring it, should be noted.”   — Arnold Bennett

Autumn grape vines in Ravello

One of the joys of doing the same thing over and over again, whatever it may be, is finding the beauty in the littlest of details. While out walking, I love watching the tiny buds on the grape vines grow into broad leaves during the summer. In the autumn the vines begin to grow heavy with their fruit, and before long harvest time comes around again.
Autumn view from Ravello
If I look carefully, peering down to a terrace of vines below the road, I can even watch the red veins slowly turn the grape leaves a rich red. One of my favorite moments of the year on the Amalfi Coast.

Autumn beauty on the Amalfi Coast

If you’d like to enjoy more autumn beauty on the Amalfi Coast, come along on a walk to Scala and Ravello!

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Amalfi Coast

Autumn in Ravello's hamlet of Torello

There’s no better day than Thanksgiving to stop and spend a moment with my word for the year … reflect. This has been a tremendous year, and I am grateful for so many things. I’d love to take just a moment to give my thanks to the new friends I’ve made this year and to my dear friends who have shared so much of their time and love keeping in touch from halfway around the world. And to my fiancé for making me smile each and every day – especially on my birthday when he proposed to me! To my family for the love and for squeezing in as much quality time together on my trips back to Nebraska. And many thanks to all of my blogging friends and you readers – you all add so much joy to my daily life. Wishing everyone reading a wonderful Thanksgiving time with your family and friends filled with love and many happy moments!

An Autumn Walk in Ravello

Autumn is a glorious time of year to visit the Amalfi Coast. One of my favorite spots to walk during any season is the town of Ravello located high in the mountains overlooking the coastline. If you enjoyed the Autumn Walk in Scala, you’re going to love coming along on a beautiful autumn walk through Ravello. Happy autumn wishes to all of you from the Amalfi Coast!

Autumn arrives in Ravello

Autumn colors at the Villa Rufolo

Falling leaves in the Piazza Duomo

Creeping red vines at the Villa Rufolo

Autumn in the mountains on the Amalfi Coast

Yellow wisteria vines in Ravello

Summer pinks and autumn reds mix!

Persimmons growing in Ravello

Yum ... persimmons!

Autumn masterpiece at the Hotel Parsifal

Red drama

Autumn in Italy

An Autumn Walk in Scala

Autumn arrives quietly on the Amalfi Coast. Slowly the grape vines take on a rich red hue and the leaves of the sycamores turn a golden brown in the evening light. It’s an exercise in looking closely at first, but before long the landscape is dotted with autumn colors. This year’s warm and dry August and September months delayed the arrival of autumn, and I’ve enjoyed watching the slow arrival on my walks up in the mountains. Come along with me on autumn walk in Scala!

Autumn colors on the Amalfi Coast

Autumn leaves in Scala

A burst of orange

Yellow lined street in Scala

Blue autumn sky

Red vines in Scala

Changing of the seasons

Just a little bit of red

Golden hues of a sycamore in Minuta

We are who came before us.

All Souls Day on the Amalfi Coast

Today is All Souls Day in Italy, a day traditionally spent with family and visiting the cemetery to leave flowers and prayers for your family and friends. As a dear friend of mine recently said, “We are who came before us.” Wise words in their simplicity. My thoughts today are with my family and friends who have lost loved ones dear to their hearts. Thank you to LuLu from Calabrisella Mia for sharing this beautiful quotation today.

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell