The Art of Wandering :: Foliage in Abruzzo

Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva Naturale Orientata della Valle dell'Orfento, Caramanico Terme, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva Naturale Orientata della Valle dell’Orfento,
Caramanico Terme, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone

The word “foliage” translates the Italian “fogliame” (i.e. a cluster of leaves, branches and flowers) but its meaning does not include the spectacular time of the year when woods start changing the colour of their leaves. Yet, even though there is not a single word for that – you should explain with it a long sentence – the event does exist. Enjoy!

Foliage in Abruzzo :: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I/ I took the one less traveled by,/ And that has made all the difference ~R. Frost, The Road Not Taken :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I/ I took the one less traveled by,/ And that has made all the difference ~R. Frost, The Road Not Taken
Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant’Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Foliage in Abruzzo :: Beech tree in Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Beech tree in Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant’Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone

“From tiny acorns, do mighty oaks grow” ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant’Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©Lonza65
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant’Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©Lonza65
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Midway upon the journey of our life/ I found myself within a forest dark,/ For the straight-forward pathway had been lost... ~Dante Alighieri (translation by H.W. Longfellow) :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Midway upon the journey of our life/ I found myself within a forest dark,/ For the straight-forward pathway had been lost… ~Dante Alighieri (translation by H.W. Longfellow) :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant’Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva Naturale Orientata della Valle dell'Orfento, Caramanico Terme, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva Naturale Orientata della Valle dell’Orfento, Caramanico Terme, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant’Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind ~P.B. Shelley, Ode To The West Wind :: The Maiella Massif | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind ~P.B. Shelley, Ode To The West Wind :: The Maiella Massif | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
The Art of Wandering|Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara :: Foliage in Abruzzo | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
Foliage in Abruzzo :: Riserva di Lama Bianca, Sant’Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone

Harvesting Montepulciano :: Cultivating Excellence

Cultivating Excellence :: Harvesting Montepulciano | photo: ©Lonza65
Cultivating Excellence :: Harvesting Montepulciano | photo: ©Lonza65

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” ~Aristotle

Cultivating Excellence :: Harvesting Montepulciano | photo: ©Lonza65
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
~Samuel Butler :: Contrada Fosso del Gallo, Silvi (TE) | photo: ©Lonza65
Cultivating Excellence :: Harvesting Montepulciano | photo: ©Lonza65
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
~ Jim Bishop :: Contrada Fosso del Gallo, Silvi (TE) | photo: ©Lonza65
Cultivating Excellence :: Harvesting Montepulciano | photo: ©Lonza65
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
~William Cullen Bryant :: Contrada Fosso del Gallo, Silvi (TE) | photo: ©Lonza65
Cultivating Excellence :: Harvesting Montepulciano | photo: ©Lonza65
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
~Albert Camus :: Contrada Fosso del Gallo, Silvi (TE) | photo: ©Lonza65
Cultivating Excellence :: Harvesting Montepulciano | photo: ©Lonza65
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
~L.M. Montgomery :: Contrada Fosso del Gallo, Silvi (TE)| photo: ©Lonza65

Thanks a lot to SantoneVini for their kind cooperation!

Time Lapse: The Majella Massif

“La montagna per me è un luogo deserto dove si vede il mondo com’era senza di noi e come sarà dopo” ~Erri De Luca | photo: ©Lonza65
“La montagna per me è un luogo deserto dove si vede il mondo com’era senza di noi e come sarà dopo” ~Erri De Luca | photo: ©Lonza65

“I usually go hiking and I see landscapes change around me. Just for a change, I remained still and let the landscape come towards me.” ~Lonza65

The Majella Massif in TimeLapse by Giuseppe Marone

“Cammino in montagna per vedere i paesaggi che cambiano attorno a me. Per una volta sono rimasta ferma e ho lasciato che il paesaggio mi venisse incontro.” ~Lonza65

The Majella Massif | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“What are men to rocks and mountains?” ~Jane Austen | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
The Majella Massif | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“La montagna mi ha fatto capire che è da sciocchi mettere la vita in banca sperando di ritrovarla con gli interessi. Mi ha aiutato a non essere troppo tonto, anche se un po’ tonti si è tutti da giovani” ~Mauro Corona | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” ~John Muir | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” ~John Muir | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

Interesting link:
– The Majella Massif via wikipedia.org
How to do time lapse photography: tips for best practice via Digital Camera World

Fine Estate :: Photos de Voyage

This summer too, is coming to a close; the longest and hottest ever. We will miss it, because, as Ennio Flaiano said:

“There is only one season: summer. So gorgeous that the others ring around it. Autumn recalls it, winter beseeches it, spring envies it and childishly tries to spoil it.” ~Ennio Flaviano

Fine Estate :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~Henry James
Fine Estate :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

Anche questa estate è ormai al tramonto, la più lunga e calda di sempre. Ci mancherà perché come ha detto Flaiano:

“Non c’è che una stagione: l’estate. Tanto bella che le altre le girano attorno. L’autunno la ricorda, l’inverno la invoca, la primavera la invidia e tenta puerilmente di guastarla.”

Una passeggiata di "Fine Estate" :: Località le Morge di Torino di Sangro (Chieti) :: End of Summer Stroll | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Una passeggiata di “Fine Estate” :: Località le Morge di Torino di Sangro (Chieti) :: End of Summer Stroll | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Fine Estate :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Fine Estate :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
"Fine Estate" ed i mosconi sono stati parcheggiati :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer, parked lifeguard "moscone" | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“Fine Estate” ed i mosconi sono stati parcheggiati :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer, parked lifeguard “moscone” | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Fine Estate :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Fine Estate :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Fine Estate :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Fine Estate :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di "Fine Estate" :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an "End of Summer" day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di “Fine Estate” :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an “End of Summer” day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“Love is a bicycle with two pancakes for wheels. You may see love as more of an exercise in hard work, but I see it as more of a breakfast on the go.” ~Jarod Kintz Fine Estate :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“Love is a bicycle with two pancakes for wheels. You may see love as more of an exercise in hard work, but I see it as more of a breakfast on the go.” ~Jarod Kintz
Fine Estate :: End of Summer | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di "Fine Estate" :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an "End of Summer" day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di “Fine Estate” :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an “End of Summer” day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di "Fine Estate" :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an "End of Summer" day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di “Fine Estate” :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an “End of Summer” day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di "Fine Estate" :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an "End of Summer" day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Pedalando per lidi in una giornata di “Fine Estate” :: Vasto Marina (Chieti) :: Riding by beach clubs on an “End of Summer” day | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

Trabocchi part 1 :: Moonlight Dinner in 7 photos

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Moonlight Dinner on Trabocchi Coast – Abruzzo, Italy
“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” (Bern Wiliams) | photo: © Matelda Codagnone

“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Postcard from Italy :: Tufillo, (Chieti), Abruzzo

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A street of Tufillo… ©Lonza65

“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” ~Ryū Murakami

Town of Tufillo :: Storia (ITA)

External link :: Travelling in Abruzzo – Enjoying Life in the Slow Lane via italymagazine.com