Sometimes the most relaxing vacations are the ones where you sleep in, don't have an agenda, let time organize itself and be spontaneous. This is the second trip of this kind I have created and it suits me. These are scenes from my daily surroundings.

Gino the donkey

Persimmons nearly ready to eat.
I picked this deep orange one that practically melted in my hands as I ate its sugary, soft fruit.
Remnants of early October's harvest.
The ever- present view of the convent in the hills. The colors change daily.

Olives waiting their turn to be transformed into silky olive oil.

Vacations like these teach us to slow down, take time for ourselves, listen to our hearts and be in the moment. I am grateful for this gift of time.

Ciao for now!

Maria