The Race of the Ceri -A Symbol to ReOpen Italy Amid COVID-19

We have seen and experienced the force of COVID-19 but the ceri has a life force of its own. Watch the movement of the ceri!    The medieval hill town of Gubbio in Umbria is imposing and evocative. Its location, history and buildings create a suggestive feeling of an ancient past. I first visited Gubbio to …

The Land of the Fox, Squirrel, Badger and Dormouse

The rocks and woods of Italy’s Valle Santa di Rieti are filled with natural beauty.  The ancient forests, deep rivers and springs create a fertile plain with an abundance of wildlife living in such harmony with nature that it inspired St. Francis of Assisi to write the “Canticle of Creatures” one of the world’s most …

A Picture is Worth a 360 Degree View

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. A moment in time, an idea that becomes an unspoken memory.  Whether a sepia toned picture of the past or a digital image of the present each picture brings with it a reality faded or vivid. Smart phone photography with fotos on demand means that you can create and share …