22 January 2014

corner view

corner view :: the colors of January


Monday I found a break in the incessant rains in these parts for a walk in the paese in a different area from my usual excursions but still within a few miles of our home. I went out in search of the "colors of January," expecting to find brown, brown, and more brown, with a touch of grey.




And there was certainly a fair share of shades of brown and grey, but a closer look quickly revealed much more green than I expected to see at this time of year.


And now I can't remember if this is normal, all this green, green grass, or if it's directly related to the incessant rains and warmer-than-usual temperatures.


But I do know that after taking in these views on foot, views that I normally only see from the car window, I will change the destination of some of my walks in the paese. Wouldn't you?



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28 comments:

  1. nice to think that CV took you to new directions! :)
    it must be raining less there, because i haven't ventured out with my camera in so long ... the sheep lady up the road tells me that she's never cut grass for fodder in January before (and she's seen 80 winters).

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    1. Yes...nice to venture in new directions. Hello...rain again this morning, my friend. UGhhhhh.

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  2. Beautiful landscape. I love that first shot!!! <3

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  3. What a pretty place to walk! I love the photo with the orange & yellow houses peeking around the corner. A splash of happy colors!

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    1. Many of the newer houses are painted in those bright colors. Although the photos don't show it, they sometimes outnumber the old stone places. It's quite a contrast.

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  4. So pretty. You capture the feel of the country in your photos. I feel as if I could walk on the path...into the picture.
    Have a great day.

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  5. Beautiful locations!

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  6. Lots of greens - what a wonderful walk! I would walk in that area at least once a week from here on out!

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    1. Yes! If you can manage to avoid the rains. LOL.

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  7. You live in such a magical place. How lucky you are to see this much beauty!

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    1. Fortunate, indeed. I do sometimes long for a flat in the city!
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  8. So happy I stumbled upon your blog via Communal Global! I adore Italy and my dream is to someday either move there or own a second home. Basically...you are living my dream. Can't wait to start following along, and added you to my "must reads". Gorgeous photograph!

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    1. Goodness. It's not always a dream but it is generally always beautiful.
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  9. Thank you for this beautiful walk, landscapes and villages are very nice. With all this rain, the landscape will be as green as Ireland!

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    1. It's crazy! It's raining AGAIN this morning.
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  10. what a beautiful landscape. i would love to walk there :)

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    1. It truly is lovely. Unfortunately, we are not big fans of the wine produced from these vines. The olive oil is superb.

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  11. I seriously could move to Italy even if I will never speak the language.

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    1. But you could learn quickly, I'm sure. Some days I still feel like I don't really speak the language, and in many ways I do not. I'm okay and always moving forward.
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  12. That first shot in particular is so lovely!

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    1. Thank you! It's my favorite too.

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  13. Imagine discovering a whole new set of possibilities for your walks! Very pretty landscape indeed.

    Nicki

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  14. The fields are so lovely. We can't see ours for the snow! The farm houses and church are so quaint and charming. I've concluded that that is largely the case with churches and farm houses regardless of the country. :>)

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  15. Beautiful place despite the grey skies


    Mollyxxx

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  16. beautiful area were you did your walk for this weeks theme and yes, it makes such a big different between sitting in a car and looking at the landscape or walking.....

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  17. i am late hopping by for colour... sorry!
    great images, dana.
    yes! heavenly greens... terrific.
    italy is just so beautiful....
    n♥

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