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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I is for Italy

In keeping with my "destinations" theme for this round of ABC Wednesday, I had to go with Italy, even though I've written about it before. (see here and here) Problem is, I want to write about places I've personally visited, and I've never been to Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Iceland, or Iqaluit (capital of Canada's newest northern territory of Nunavet). So, if you click on the direct routes to my other posts, you can read all about my trip to Italy and how I felt about the country, its food, customs, people, vino, etc. Today, I'll try to post some of my favourite photos that I hope I haven't posted before and that perhaps will help you to visualize how beautiful Italia is. I'd go back in a flash and stay even longer than the 4 weeks I had 5 years ago.
1. Tuscan village
2. View from Erice (Sicily)
3. Pitigliano
4. Sovana
5. Italian cyprus trees
6. Tuscan church
7. Lemon Trees ABC Wednesday is the brainchild of Denise Nesbitt and if you'd like to see other participants' contributions, click here. Please join in - the more the merrier!


Roger Owen Green said...

Never to Iqaluit? I'm shocked, SHOCKED! We'll have to suffer through more beautiful, INVITING pictures of Italy, I IMAGINE! ;-)

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kay L. Davies said...

INCREDIBLY beautiful, Leslie.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Hildred and Charles said...

Gorgeous pictures, - thank you for taking us along to see the beauty of Italy.

Reader Wil said...

Italy is very beautiful. I was there twice.
Once in 1962 with a friend of mine and the second time in 1987.

Jingle said...

beautiful country to visit.
lovely i take.

Nanka said...

Italy is beautiful and Italians friendly!! Our very own Congress President here hails from Italy!!
I have been there to quite a few places when the Lire ruled in that country :)
Had difficulty counting in thousands LOL!! :D
Lovely captures!!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots. Such a beautiful country and great idea to take us there this week.

photowannabe said...

Thank you for the magical trip to a beautiful country. I would love to go there myself. Gorgeous photos.

LisaF said...

I thought about doing Italy, but sadly, I've never been there. It's #1 on my bucket list! Thanks for the tour. Now I'm sure it will stay #1.

Anna said...

Almost identical in the Is we have not visited Leslie but I have been to Ireland and Italy. My mother is Italian so I am glad that you have such good impressions of her homeland. I would love a set of those terracotta pots in my own garden :)

Starnitesky said...

Such a beautiful place. I love to see your scenes of Italy, it is one place I would love to visit-maybe one day!

Tumblewords: said...

Spectacular! I'd love to visit there...got close one time, but that doesn't really count. ;)

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

Please come and see my ABC Wednesday post, thanks!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Isn't Italy incredible!!

Wanda said...

Oh what a delightful tour. You are a great tour guide for Italy.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Italy!!!! One of so many places that i wish to visit someday!Thanks for giving me a short trip. :)

Thanks for visiting my ABC Wednesday

Paula Scott said...

I do. I want to go to Italy! Such breathtaking photos!

Mona said...

pictures are so inviting hope i can visit it one day. My I is up.

TYRA said...

Italy is amazing, I just love everything about it. Except a few things like the politicians.


Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Ooooh, I love Italy!! In fact my ABC is about Italian this week.

I've been twice, once to Venice and once to Tuscany/Liguria. Planning to go again, for longer!! Beautiful.

Love the photos!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lovely pics.