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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE/SEPTEMBER FIRST

by Luciano Somma  On this first day of September, I felt it appropriate to share the poem SEPTEMBER FIRST written by Luciano Somma. As in all of Luciano’s poetry, we feel the sentimental spirit of one of Italy’s foremost poets. … Continue reading

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St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi You don’t have to be a Christian or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I mean, how can you not love … Continue reading

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COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW

COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW As a Colorado native, I thought it only fitting to include a view of the Rocky Mountains in my “Views To Go” series of tromp l’oeil window scenes.  For those of you who have never visited Colorado, … Continue reading

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Lake Como / Lago di Como / Painting In Italy

  PAINTING IN ITALY / LAGO DI COMO Lake Como (Larius, as it was known to the Romans) has been called “the looking glass of Venus,” and Virgil pronounced it “our greatest lake.” Not to be out quoted, Stendhal characterized … Continue reading

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Val D’Orcia Tuscan Landscape

    The definition of Landscape is: “view of natural scenery.”  Does this then exclude any man-made structures, i.e. bridges, barns, buildings, houses, etc?  Where does one draw the line?  Many landscapes include a fence.  If a fence is allowed, … Continue reading

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