Sunday, July 06, 2008

Italian Doorway and Flower Pots

It's been raining for three days, and we're REJOICING!!! For yet another summer, we entered a 'severe drought' -- so these days of rain are a very, very welcome relief!!

C and I managed to get to the Durham Farmer's Market yesterday before the rains set in ... and brought home our first tomatoes!!! corn on the cob, okra, fresh beef, free-range eggs, goat cheese -- a feast indeed! And funniest of all -- we met our farming neighbors from OXFORD !!! So we're hoping to take the grands at some time to visit a few more farms in the area to see chickens, goats and the like.

Meantime, thunderstorms keep me indoors and strolling through saved images (this one from Wet Canvas) for painting practice. I have quite a few images from Italy, and they ALWAYS make me nostalgic to return to a place that so felt so much like home. This scene is one in particular ... how often we'd see these pots of pretty flowers outside ochre-painted homes. Just LOVE these views!

6 comments:

Ann said...

Lin, thanks for the comment on my blog. Your watercolors are always so beautiful and something I aspire to!

Teri C said...

OMG, this is just gorgeous! With scenes like this you can't help but love the place.

So good to hear about your rain.

Anonymous said...

This one is just glorious -- it has everything -- the wonderful door, the tree and those beautiful pots of flowers. Again, I love the more free form flowers and tree against the detail of the door.

So happy that you too are having rain!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Joan said...

Beautiful job on this!!! I love Italian doorways and all the flowers. This reminds me so much of one I did. It's on the first page of my blog, back in Feb. 07 of a doorway in Castellina.

lilypily said...

Gorgeous! Those pots are a riot of colour and you've captured them so well. :o)

Jona said...

This one is for my soul :)... I'm crazy about country stye flair...
and I love the flowers in the pots in this one.