Monthly Archives: April 2012

What more could one want?

Tuscany had an unusually tough winter. No rain to speak of. Little snow . . . but very cold. Olive trees suffered terribly. The caldaia (water heater) went out. Two radiators froze and broke. Water was everywhere inside—mopping to be done. … Continue reading

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The Soul of a Place

Early spring in Italy: this year our friend Stefano, an expert in the world of plants and trees, taught me the time-honored art of pruning olive trees. What’s the big deal?, you might ask. Well, actually, we’re talking about the … Continue reading

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