Sunday, 17 August 2008

Today's Flowers

This is my contribution to Today's Flowers.
I took this picture four years ago in Umbria, Italy,
about 1.000 km South of Vienna, Austria.
It's my favourite!


We spent three weeks in Umbria, near Rome and made little trips to the old Umbrian cities.
When we speak of Italy, we say, the LIGHT is different in Italy. We say, they know how to arrange FLOWERS so that they achieve that special effect. Simplicity. Beauty.
Please look and see what I mean.
PLEASE ENLARGE THE PICTURES AND MAYBE YOU SEE
why I adore Italian style.




35 comments:

Webradio said...

Bonjour !
Tu aimes beaucoup les fleurs ?

Donna said...

Oh my, look at the glorious architecture! I would love to see Italy and knock on that beautiful wood door! Wonderful picures - thank you!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the elegant look of simplicity too. It's not as easy to achieve as it first appears!

Deslilas said...

Fine pics of a beautiful country with friendly people.

Leora said...

Some day I would love to visit Italy. I just love the flowers next to the pretty doors.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Such beautiful pictures! I love how the flowers are put around the buildings but my favourite is the first one for its simple beauty.

My Flower Here

ayamlin said...

Hello maria!
what beautiful pictures they are!
I've been to Italy twice.
I like Italy, too.
I wish earthquakes didn't happen in Japan like Europe.
Becuase in Japan earthquakes happen a lot. So many old buildings broke down...

dot said...

I'll probably never make it to Italy so thanks for showing me a little of what it looks like. I can see why you love it. Beautiful photos!

April said...

I think your pretty flower likes its tender care. Very nice snapshots of the narrow streets and doorways adorned with flowers and greenery. Wonderful post!

Jan said...

Great post. Love all your photos.

João Videira Santos said...

Coming and flying from another blues country of discovers...

Roses and stuff said...

Maria, the pictures from Italy are very nice indeed! I like the simgle flower in the bowl a lot!
/Katarina

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful arrangement. Bella Italia.

fishing guy said...

Maria: Beautiful flowers and a beautiful country to capture.

RuneE said...

I quite agree. Simplicity is the word - and you have shown it.

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful shots.

laughingwolf said...

i love most plants, and ALL stonework! :)

piedmontperspective said...

Wonderful photos, Maria! I would love to visit Italy some day. For now, I can be a tourist through your photos. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

Marcia said...

Maria, acho que posso comentar em portugues, não?
Que singela e linda a sua flor.
Agradeço sua visita no Idéias.
Boa semana!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Simple and very beautiful..

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Maria

Your post is very thrilling!
My Grand Fathers were Italien and I love the Italien way of life.
Marvelous post, I loved so much!
Thanks for your support.

Santilli

nonizamboni said...

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your blog and the photos from Italy made me smile. . .so lovely. They do seem to have a gift. . .
Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Gypsy at heart said...

Yes, the Italian style is embracing. You also have a good eye and are able to capture the beauty of it.

expressodalinha said...

Hullo Maria, nice shots you have here. I came to pay your visit and to tell you that portuguese it´s easier than german. I´ll try to teach you. By the way, I'm also graduted in law. Bye.

Christy said...

Very beautiful images. The architecture is lovely and greatly accented with the flowers and all. Thanks for sharing.

Quiet Paths said...

So lovely. I very much enjoyed your little tour of the streets and the Italian flowers.

Marcos Santos said...

Hallo Maria

Sie haben Recht. Die Italiener haben eine besondere Art und Weise der Bewertung von einfachen Dinge.

Lara said...

beautiful photos! and a nice set picturing Italy!

Denise said...

Maria
Bella Italy, beautiful flowers and wide participation, thank you for giving us this piece of his trip to Italy.
Denise

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are beautiful photographs.

Well, I went over and joined Luiz Santilli Junior's flowers group.

It looks like I am going to have to try and catch up with everyone. So many blogs to stop at and make comments.

My Flowers

Abraham Lincoln

Daniel J Santos said...

execellent.

Carletta said...

Beauty in its simplicity!
The other photos are gorgeous - lovely architecture.

Day4plus said...

You are a wonderful photographer. Very inspiring. MB

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

Ces said...

They pay attention to the little details that make a lot of difference.