Abruzzo Winter Landscapes

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine" Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, “Winter Sunshine”
Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone

Drive my dead thoughts over the universe
Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth!
And, by the incantation of this verse,
Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
Be through my lips to unawakened earth
The trumpet of a prophecy! O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ~ Lewis Carroll Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ~ Lewis Carroll
Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." ~ William Blake Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” ~ William Blake
Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
“For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds / Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.” ~ Wallace Stevens San Giovanni in Venere - Fossacesia (Chieti) :: Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds /
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.” ~ Wallace Stevens
San Giovanni in Venere – Fossacesia (Chieti) :: Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

The Art of Wandering :: Autumn Landscapes

Colle di Mezzo (Chieti) sullo sfondo il Lago di Bomba (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Colle di Mezzo (Chieti) sullo sfondo il Lago di Bomba (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~ George Eliot

I tetti della zona vecchia di Bomba (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
I tetti della zona vecchia di Bomba (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Oliveti che degradano sulla costa. Dall'Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere. Fossacesia (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Oliveti che degradano sulla costa. Dall’Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere. Fossacesia (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Castel Frentano (Chieti)  e sullo sfondo la Majella Madre | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Castel Frentano (Chieti) e sullo sfondo la Majella Madre | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
I Calanchi di Castel Frentano (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
I Calanchi di Castel Frentano (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Laghetto per la pesca sportiva. Sant'Eusanio del Sangro (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
Laghetto per la pesca sportiva. Sant’Eusanio del Sangro (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
The Art of Wandering :: Autumn Landscapes - Sant'Eusanio del Sangro (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
The Art of Wandering :: Autumn Landscapes – Sant’Eusanio del Sangro (Chieti) | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone