a bowl full of cherries

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Abruzzo, Italy

Picking cherries right from the tree, the kids squealing in delight of the sweet juice running down their chins and the gentle summer sun shining on our faces.

Memories from our Italian Summer.

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Bug Bokeh

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Abruzzo, Italy

Lots of bugs to capture in the farms of Italy.

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stuck

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Abruzzo, Italy

I’m not a fan of spiders in the least but I do admire their craftiness. Photographing spiderwebs is pretty cool and very easily you become mesmerized trying to work out the intricate designs.  I do appreciate them more out in nature than I do within my living space.

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among the wildflowers

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Abruzzo, Italy

Summers in Italy are magical. The beauty of the land, the smell of the sea, the calm to small town life. Plugging ourselves into Italian life, even for a short while, will remain with me.

Also helps to take 3,000+ pictures to hold onto those memories…stay tuned for more Italia!

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Maya Angelou

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Beloved, 
In what other lives or lands
Have I known your lips
Your hands
Your laughter brave
Irreverent.
Those sweet excesses that
I do adore.
What surety is there
That we will meet again,
On other worlds some
Future time undated.
I defy my body's haste.
Without the Promise
Of one more sweet encounter
I will not deign to die.
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Robert Burns

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O my Luve is like a red, red rose
   That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
   That’s sweetly played in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
   So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
   Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
   And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
   While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve!
   And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
   Though it were ten thousand mile.
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Rupi Kaur

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“And here you are living despite it all”

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