poetry, Travel

Farewell to Summer

Sunflowers bloom anytime between June and July in Tuscany. The hotter the weather, the earlier they bloom and this summer was a scorcher. My friend and I traveled between Siena, San Gimignano, and Montalcino during the second week of September. Swaying stalks of sunflowers waved a tricolor swath. The egg yolk yellow of youth, the… Continue reading Farewell to Summer

Inspiration, poetry, Travel, Writing

Five Ways Travel Inspires Writing

Terracotta tiles, soaring medieval towers, huge duomos, the lush landscapes of Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre, and the Tuscany area of Italy still fill my mind. Travel refreshes. It pushes the borders of one's mind and taste buds out into new frontiers. When my eyes took in the scenery in Italy I was inspired to write… Continue reading Five Ways Travel Inspires Writing