Photo Friday: Creeping Cumulus

Cumulus clouds over Ravello

The last few weeks it seems like all I do is hurry from one place to another. One of the first ways I can tell that I’m too busy is by looking at my camera. Hardly a photo taken in the past three weeks, except the new flowers I spent an early morning planting in the garden recently. And then this one flashed across the computer screen as I was downloading photos yesterday morning. I had almost forgotten about the afternoon last week when the huge cumulus clouds seemed to be creeping over the mountains. I watched them all afternoon, hoping they’d bring some much needed rain to the Amalfi Coast. But they just seemed stuck there in the moutains,  as if peering over to admire the view themselves. I’m happy that I took a moment to admire the clouds, even on a busy day. Wishing everyone a relaxing and sunny weekend!

Photo Friday: Big Clouds

Big clouds over Maiori and Minori

Even from high in Ravello, it’s easy to spot that the beaches in Maiori and Minori are busy this time of the summer. I stopped the other day for a moment to watch the big clouds looming over the mountains, and I hoped they would get stuck there so as not to ruin the sunny afternoon for all the people enjoying the beach and the sea. Wishing you a weekend filled with sunshine!

Photo Friday: The View from the Top

Church of Santo Stefano Capri

I haven’t been to Capri yet this year, but I’m itching to go! The island is stunning in so many ways, and it’s one of my favorite spots in the area for taking photographs. I took this photo of the dome of the Santo Stefano Church at the end of last summer, and I don’t believe I’ve shared it here yet. I love this church, both inside and out, and I highly recommend stepping away from the chaos of the Piazzetta to see the beautiful interior and explore the quieter streets nearby. I spotted this seagull enjoying the view from the top of the dome, and I wished I could see Capri through his eyes. I hope to get to Capri with the camera again soon!

Photo Friday: Sleeping Beach Umbrellas

Umbrellas on the Beach in Amalfi

Last weekend I was sitting down on the beach in Amalfi, and I loved the way the beach umbrellas looked lined up and wrapped tightly for the night. Since I had some time to kill, I entertained myself by experimenting a bit with my camera. I like how this image came out, with the red and white umbrellas against the strangely blue night sky. Wishing everyone a sunny and fun summer weekend!

Photo Friday: A Midsummer Night Swim in Amalfi

Summer night on the Beach in Amalfi

Last summer, not long after I got my new Nikon point and shoot camera, we went for a night swim in Amalfi. I brought my little tripod along and took a few photos on the beach while others were still swimming. For some reason that I can’t recall any longer, I never downloaded any of the photos on that memory card. Until this week! It felt like being transported back to the warm summer night last July in Amalfi as I crouched down on uncomfortable pebbles on the beach composing the picture in the darkness while listening to the voices and laughter of my friends carrying over the velvety dark water. I was pleasantly surprised to happen across such a nice memory of that beautiful summer night in Amalfi. Wishing you a week full of  beauty and happy surprises!