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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:28 PM

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Reply The Monastery of the Good Harvest: Pic heavy! (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 OP
CurtEastPoint Jul 2013 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #2
CurtEastPoint Jul 2013 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #5
tjwmason Jul 2013 #8
Locut0s Jul 2013 #15
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #6
femmocrat Jul 2013 #7
tjwmason Jul 2013 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #11
tjwmason Jul 2013 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #12
Frosty1 Jul 2013 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #14
Locut0s Jul 2013 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #17
marzipanni Jul 2013 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #19
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2013 #20
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #21
struggle4progress Jul 2013 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #23
struggle4progress Jul 2013 #24
OhioChick Jul 2013 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #26
warrior1 Jul 2013 #27
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #28
LeftofObama Jul 2013 #29
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #30
Solly Mack Jul 2013 #31
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #32

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:31 PM

1. donde? lovely!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 02:41 PM

2. Thank you, my dear CurtEastPoint!

This was in Tuscany, north of Rome...

And it was a beautiful, tranquil day!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:09 PM

3. I have been to Italy about 5 times but never to Tuscany. I am missing something!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:13 PM

5. Oh, you must go back and see Tuscany!

If I were going to go back, that's where I would go.

The scenery, the climate, the people...the food!

It was so wonderful.

The day we spent at the monastery was our best day...

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:52 PM

8. Definitely

Tuscany was the cradle of the renaissance.

Florence (my favourite city), Pisa, Siena, Lucca, and much else is all there.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:21 PM

15. SACRILEGE!...

How could you NOT go to Tuscany? Been to Italy twice and visited Tuscany each time, and each time it was the favourite part of the trip.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:12 PM

4. Lovely

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:17 PM

6. Thank you, my dear In_The_Wind!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:42 PM

7. Did you get to taste the wine?

It looks heavenly there. Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

Does that Roman numeral read 1095? It can't be THAT old, can it?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:54 PM

9. The inscription could be later

It appears to give a date of a gift (donatum) for which 1095 could be entirely plausible, even if the image referring to it was later.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 05:12 PM

11. I did, my dear femmocrat!

But just that one glass.....there were opportunities for other vintages, but I knew it would not be smart for me to have any more.

It was heavenly! I think that day we felt more relaxed and comfortable than at any other place we visited.

The monastery was very old. I don't remember just how old, but that date would not surprise me.

Glad you enjoyed!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:55 PM

10. Beautiful pictures

From my favourite region of my favourite country (other than England).

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Response to tjwmason (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 05:13 PM

12. Aw, thank you, my dear tjwmason!

So good to see you...

It is truly a beautiful region.

We had a ball!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 05:14 PM

13. I'm impressed

Your photography is amazing!

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Response to Frosty1 (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 05:23 PM

14. Thank you, my dear Frosty1!

It's hard to take a bad picture when wherever you look, there is something beautiful!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:25 PM

16. Nice Peggy...

How was the wine?

Don't you love it how everything in Europe seems to have a thousand years of history behind it? I mean here a little run down shack is likely just a little run down shack. But in Europe it's probably also where Charlemane rested before such and such a battle, and on and on...

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:36 PM

17. Oh, the wine was good, my dear Locut0s...

Although I was being careful not to have too much. On an empty stomach, it zooms right into my blood stream, and then there's trouble!

The age of things always gets me! In Edinburgh, they talk about the old city and the new city.........and the new city is much older than our country. We are such a young nation!

And when you combine that with the history......well, my mind boggles!

Glad you enjoyed the pictures...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:42 PM

18. Gorgeous, and it must have smelled good there!

Do you remember if there were bees on the flowers? It looks like a bee paradise, but I don't see any.

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:47 PM

19. Thank you, my dear marzipanni!

It did smell good there! And yes, there were bees......lots of them! They were zooming all over.

I did stand back a little from them...

This was the best day of our Italian trip!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:49 PM

20. very nice, Peggy! thanks for sharing them

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 07:51 PM

21. YW, my dear Tuesday Afternoon! I had the best time taking them...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:33 PM

22. I've been trying for years to find hedges that grow neatly like that

but I'm beginning to wonder if anybody actually sells them here in the US

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #22)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:35 PM

23. My dear struggle4progress!

Heh.

They have to be clipped, silly!



Hope you enjoyed!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:41 PM

24. They ARE beautiful!

But nobody around here sells clipped hedges

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 11:35 AM

25. Beautiful pictures!

The flowers are gorgeous and I like the hedges!

(I hope you and your husband are feeling better)

Thanks for taking the time to share.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 11:49 AM

26. Thank you, my dear OhioChick!

We are much better...

And I'm so glad you like the pictures. These are among my top favorites. The day was amazing and beautiful...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 12:21 PM

27. lovely pictures

when are you do home?

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 01:00 PM

28. Thank you, my dear warrior1!

We've been home over a week now...

It was a great trip, but my bed sure feels good!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 03:54 PM

29. Gorgeous!

Thanks for posting these!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 04:39 PM

30. Thank you, my dear LeftofObama!

You know I love to share!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 01:08 AM

31. K&R

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 01:19 AM

32. Thank you, my dear Solly Mack!

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