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...Your "Donna"

Under a shady tree at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA, sits a bench large enough for two.  It is made out of metal, I believe, and it sits in a beautiful setting.   549 more words

Artsy Stuff

...in the Garden, #2

As promised, today I’m sharing part two of my fascination with this sculpture of Adam and Eve in the garden.  But first, let me clear up a misconception that someone had: this is not a sculpture by Michelangelo…I was just using him as a lead in to the story yesterday because I may just be his biggest fan when it comes to sculpture and the Sistine Ceiling.   574 more words

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...in the Garden, #1

Of all the different types of art, perhaps the one that moves me the most is that of sculpture.  I’m not talking about the modern art sculptures which typically don’t do a thing for me, but about the more classical style of sculpture as practiced by Michelangelo (for example).   714 more words

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New Year, New Holiday Memories

Can it really be January 2 already? Do you find this time of year bittersweet? I do. The holiday season drawing to a close, the sense of time passing, saying good-bye to family to return to school or work or whatever you do the rest of the year, taking down the tree. 268 more words

Christmas

...in the Love Temple!?!?!

Ah, love!  More songs and sonnets and poems have probably been written about love than all other subjects combined.  Is that wrong?  I think not.  Love is, after all, rather wonderful! 754 more words

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...the Old Man

Well, tomorrow is 2015 Eve.  Or, if you wish, you might think of today as New Year’s Adam (after all, as someone told me just the other day when talking about New Year’s Eve, that the day before must be New Year’s Adam since he was made just before Eve!)  Yeah, I know, bad joke…but hey!!! 482 more words

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The Magical Christmas Park of Villa Montalvo

The Christmas air is felt in Campi Bisenzio, where I live already since almost two years, and this year, for the whole Christmas period, was set up a Santa’s magic park in Villa Montalvo . 698 more words

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