Autumn Colors in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast

Autumn glory in Ravello at the Hotel Parsifal

It has been hard to know what to write. Tomorrow will be three weeks that my husband has been sick, and every day I hope he will be feeling better. We’re thankful that it’s nothing extremely serious and we’re anticipating a full recovery. It has just been very tough and very slow. On the days when I have had the chance to even think about writing something here–between trips to the farmacia, waiting for doctor visits, taking care of my husband and desperately trying to keep up with work–it has seemed dishonest to write without any regard to what is actually going on my life.

While I can’t look at these autumn photos I’ve taken recently without remembering what I was doing and the worries or hopes of that particular day, when I do look at them they also remind me that in the midst of everything there has been time to see the beauty around me. That’s one of the reasons I take photos. I suppose, in a sense, it’s one form of mindfulness. Refusing to get caught up so much that I’m not brought to a standstill to admire the rich colors of the autumn leaves, a pile of crates filled to the brim with grapes from the harvest or the early morning glow of the sunshine on deep red vines. And so I share some of these mindful moments and their beauty. Yes, they definitely do help.

Amalfi Coast Travel Autumn Wine Harvest

Time for the vendemmia on the Amalfi Coast


Amalfi Coast Travel Autumn Scala

Autumn hues in Scala


Amalfi Coast Travel Autumn Leaves

Crunch crunch crunch …


Amalfi Coast Travel Autumn Colors

Early morning sunshine on deep red grape vines


Amalfi Coast Travel Scooter

Last days of help from my trusty old friend before it gets too cold

  • Beautiful. Wishing healthy wishes for your family.

    November 4, 2014
  • Denise Givens

    Lovely post, Laura. Sending strong wishes for your husband’s recovery.

    November 5, 2014
  • Sandy Vann

    Laura, so sorry to learn your husband has been ill. Sending you love, light and strength together in the days ahead and so hoping for an early recovery. Beautiful Autumn photos. I think I take photos in part for the same reason. Warmest wishes to you both.

    November 5, 2014
  • Very beautiful photos, Laura. And I wish your husband a good recovery.

    November 5, 2014
  • Ciao Laura, gorgeous photos and wishing your husband a speedy recovery Sending you both positive vibes.

    November 8, 2014
  • Rashmi

    Hello Laura,

    Best wishes for your husband’s speedy recovery. Hang in there.

    As always, beautiful photographs! The grapes remind me of our “trail angel” while trekking the “Il Sentiero degli dei” to Positano. We passed a farmer on the way who gave almost all passing hikers a bunch each! Just like that! And they were delicious. 🙂

    Take care,


    November 13, 2014
  • Saana

    I just came across your blog, lovely photos and posts! I am going to write a post about Amalfi soon myself – you can check out my Italy travel blog here: 🙂

    November 16, 2014
  • Wishing your husband a speedy recovery and thinking of you both. xx

    November 19, 2014

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