The first taste of winter on the Amalfi Coast!
Yesterday morning we awoke to a wintry surprise … snow! A cold front blew down from the mountains overnight and left a light dusting of snow at the highest elevations along the Amalfi Coast. Even at the top of Scala the cars were covered with a slushy white covering we don’t see all that often here. I bundled up and went out first thing in the morning for a hair cut appointment in Ravello. I forgot to grab my camera before heading out the door, but I did snap a few photos . . . → Read More: November Snow on the Amalfi Coast
Waking up to a colorful sky on the Amalfi Coast
I’m going to run the risk of offending all you night owls that may be reading and just say it. I love waking up early. There, now you know! The early morning is such a glorious time of day with the first light, the colors creeping across the mountains and the sound of birds fluttering about in their happy way. Before the noise and craziness of the day begins there’s a moment of complete peace.
This morning started a little earlier than usual, which meant I had a good look at . . . → Read More: A Pastel Sunrise
Sunrise over Ravello
The sunrise this morning, the first day of September, was warm and soft. The start of a new month on the calendar can mean so little and so much. One day to the next, no big deal, right? But there’s something special for me about the beginning of September. While mindfulness and enjoying the present moment are important parts of my daily life, there’s still a part of me that counts down the days of August. Finally, it’s over.
And it’s not just the heat and chaos of August on the Amalfi Coast that makes me eager to . . . → Read More: September Sunrise
Arriving by boat to the tiny Santa Croce beach west of Amalfi
The waves splash against the side of the small boat as it turns toward shore and the brilliant orange umbrellas at the Santa Croce beach. Somewhere in the mountains soaring above the Amalfi Coast road twists and turns its way through Vettica, a hamlet of Amalfi, and closer by the buoys bounce up and down in the waves. This little rocky cove is a piece of heaven on the Amalfi Coast – miles away from all the hubbub in Amalfi just a short boat ride away. I know I’ve . . . → Read More: A Summer Swim at Santa Croce
This doesn’t even begin to capture just how beautiful this sunset on a clear June evening really looked or felt. But, it comes close. The sunsets have been lovely the past few weeks, so quietly beautiful. When I see the colors of the sunset so distinctly running in lines across the horizon, it reminds me of a book called How to Use Your Eyes, which I read years and years ago by James Elkins, a writer and professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There’s a chapter dedicated to the colors of the sunset, earth shadows . . . → Read More: Pure Meaningless Beauty?