Jun 30, 2015

the garden tour pt. 3


on friday, back in florence, we visited the giardino deiSemplici, not the best one we saw, but there were interesting parts. look at those leaves!  i also liked how they hanged plants on the trunk of a tree.

Jun 29, 2015

the marble quaries

thursday we drove through the marble quaries.  quite a strange atmosphere.  very desolated.  everything covered in white powder, even the plants...

Jun 28, 2015

horse riding in massa


in the morning paolo drove us a little higher to show us the view there.  beautiful!  after that sigrid and narelle were riding the horses.  not me, i took some photos :)  that white cat was my favourite, romero was his name. 

Jun 27, 2015

massa, carrara

wednesdaynight we spent the night in massa, 600 meters high!  it was a bit of a scary drive (again!) but so worth it.  once we met the host of the place, paolo, we all felt comfortable.  we had a great dinner all together, and than he showed us the little house where we would sleep in.  he made it all by himself, he built the houses and the beautiful furniture!  have a look here for more images.

the garden tour pt. 2

wednesday afternoon we visited the Hanbury gardens, which is next to the Boccanegra garden.  it was more structured, but very beautiful as well, and so many plants and trees i had never seen before.  seems like i took many close-ups.  i have more analogue ones, have to wait a little more for those ones.

Jun 26, 2015

casa di basanni

a few more from ann and bas' place up in the mountains in Apricale.  we didn't sleep there, we just had breakfast, but it's a higly recommend place if you'd ever plan going there.

isolabona and apricale

wednesday morning we woke up in isolabona, a tiny village up in the mountains. it was a scary drive but we had had so much fun :)
in the morning we drove a little higher, to sigrid's friends.  they had a wonderful place, with an outdoor shower, donkeys, lots of olive trees, and a cat who recently had 2 kittens, they were hiding so i couldn't make a photograph..

Jun 25, 2015

the garden tour pt. 1


i've started to sort out the photos, but it's hard to start! there are sooo many! and i haven't even developed the films i shot!  i will just start with the beginning of the trip.  the main reason of our trip was to visit some gardens throughout italy.  we rented a car and started from florence to ventimiglia.  the first day there we visited a private garden, the boccanegra garden.  the owner Ursula showed us around, the dog following us all the time :)  beautiful!

Jun 24, 2015

i'm back

i arrived back home last night. i had a wonderful trip! through the mountains, seeing beautiful gardens, meeting the loveliest people.  i made lots of photos! have to go through them all to make a selection.  will post more soon. this photo was taken last friday, by B.

minnie had a good time as well i think, it was super nice to see her cute face again :)

Jun 13, 2015

put me in your suitcase

tomorrow morning i'm off to italy!  tha hardest thing is ofcourse leaving minnie, but she will have the sweetest company here, at home.
i'll be back in 10 days!