Friday, 3 October 2008

All to ourselves

Beautiful Arona is empty during the week when only a few discretely wondering tourists enjoy the autumn sun together with the Aronians. It is the season for mushroom (porcini) and chestnut hunting in the woods and hills which surround us. The right season for searching for small restaurants with friends during the weekend after a long walk along the mountain paths , for winetasting in the various wineries of the area and for visiting art exhibitions in the galleries in the towns around the lake. In other words... the good part of life (without closing our eyes to the other part of it).
Have a good weekend!!

24 comments:

Saretta said...

Beautiful light and color...as usual, all of your photos are beautiful!

And you capture the feel of an Italian fall weekend perfectly :-)

Ewa said...

you are so lucky to live in such place and have it to yourself again :)

Laurie said...

Between the shots of your terrace and study view, and this image of such a gorgeous pathway, I'm convinced you live in the prettiest place on earth!

Wonderful photo.

Blognote said...

Grazie mille, Saretta!
Enjoy your weekend with your family!

Thank you, Ewa!!

Thanks, Laurie!!I do believe that I am lucky to live in surroundings like these. Have a nice weekend!

tr3nta said...

Beautiful Photo of the lungolago... like to be there!!!...

Hope said...

Such a wonderful place for an evening walk! Beautiful photo!

Virginia said...

I have a feeling you and your wife take advantage of this lovely place for a stroll. This is one of my favorites of yours. I wonder how many times I have said that here???

Sharon said...

Sounds perfect.

Marcel said...

I hope you have a good weekend too, but how could you not living in such a beautiful place!

Shammickite said...

Lovely... I wish I could sit on that seat and enjoy the solitude. And then have a delicious dinner that would include some of those delicious wild porcini mushrooms that other people have spent all day looking for!!

Eki Akhwan said...

I like the tranquil and peaceful look of this place. It's a beautiful place and a beautiful photograph.

marie6 said...

This photo makes one want to come over and enjoy a relaxing walk.

Juana said...

Do not laugh, but a have been transported to that plece ( of course using my imagination) and i can say you that it is just...NICE!!!

Juana said...

Gracias por colocar mi loco blog (asi le llamo) en tu lista de blogs. Si notas que fallo en algo, por favor ten la confianza y dimelo. Con gusto revisaré el fallo.

Hasta luego!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A pretty scene, love the distant mountains and the sense of solitude.

Mary, IMAGIK (and Detroit Daily)

Virginia said...

D,
Stop by today. I have another peek at that courtyard and a lovely nocturne just for you.
V

Petrea said...

Is Laurie correct? Would we see Arona as beautifully as you see it, or are you just one very talented photographer?

I think the answer to both is yes.

Blognote said...

Thank you al of you for your comments!! I have been away these last days but am back now to continue our contacts.

A special thank you to you, Virginia, for the wonderful present you gave me in your blog!!! Fountains and Nocturne are a grand combination.

Kris said...

You really have such an incredible array of photographs here; I never cease to be but impressed!

(No sucking up, I just felt that it had to be said...)

Blognote said...

Thanks, Kris!! I really appreciate what you said!

Viooltje said...

I believe even the wordless posts tell more than a thousand words with such lovely imagery attached. It must be a great joy to have your town back to yourself, your dear friends and cozy little meetings.

P.S. To disappoint you, I do not have Dutch roots, nevertheless, my late friend and one of the best people I have known used to call me Viooltje (seems quite odd given the fact my name is Violet ;-) and so did all of the amazing people I have met during my ventures to Eindhoven.

Enjoy the brilliant autumn days!
Violet

Dusty Lens said...

Sometimes beautiful places are swollen with tourists. But in the beautiful season of autumn, you have this beauty al to yourselves.

Blognote said...

Thanks for your visit and your explanation, Violet!!
I can assure you that it really is a great joy to have all this to myself.

Thanks for visiting again, Dusty Lens!! I really appreciate your words!

Steffe said...

That's a fantastic shot.