Villa Parco Bolasco, Castelfranco Veneto (TV), Italy

A romantic garden…

Wandering thoughts

Refreshing hues of green

A memory.

Sophora Japonica Pendula…A Sleeping Beauty for more than 100 years.

Villa Revedin Bolasco.

A particular staircase that caught

my eye. “Lo scalone del Meduna”

Le scuderie – the Stable

A romantic garden to help me understand even more, that life is a journey, sometimes in search for the hidden priceless “gems”… a landscape created by man and nature to give generations to come an amazing gift that could last forever…

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

Anterselva Lake, Alto Adige, Italy

Sometimes it is not always a question of having time to visit amazing places. Finding time and saving for it can sometimes make this dream possible.

A map of the Lake. The trail for the walk around the lake was easy for an average hiker like me and well-signed.

How about reading a book for 20 minutes from this point of the lake? Oh! Sometimes, I find myself so busy to read a 200 pages book in a week so I decided to read a few pages everyday so I could surely finish it in a month. If I could do this, I’d be able to read at least 8 books in a year!

And as I walk around this beautiful lake, I met a lot of persons, with their families or alone, with different expressions on their faces. And I thought, we can savor the beauty of this amazing place because somebody thought of taking care of it.

Butterflies…

A wood sculpture…

An easy 2 hours hike and it left me with a lasting and very profound and beautiful memory.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and restful Sunday.

“Sentiero delle Leggende” to Rifugio Vajolet, Italy

The “Sentiero delle Leggende”, Val di Fassa, Italy – one of the pathways to reach Rifugio Vajolet.

The joy of finally reaching one of the mountain huts in my bucket list is beyond words. Maybe because it was in my list for 23 years!

Dreams do come true if it is meant to be… Act and plan + dream and believe 🤔

To reach the “Sentiero delle leggende” – we took 2 chairlifts from Pera di Fassa to Pian Pecei.

The following are some views from the trail…

The first legend. ” gli Stregoni dei Mugoni” – The wizards of the Mugons

A natural garden only nature can do. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing enough to take care of this free and amazing gift.

Rifugio Gardeccia

Rifugio Stella Alpina

Rifugio Preuss…

Finally…

Rifugio Vajolet

Le torri del Vajolet

The Dolomites…an amazing place to be and to see.

On the way back, a short stop by this stream of cold water to dip for a minute my feet and…

A small butterfly hovered and stopped on a small rock. Resting like me?

Wishing everyone an amazing week!

“Pancakes alle zucchine”

“Zucchine” or courgettes. Summer here in Italy is a time where I can find a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in the grocery or in a farmer’s market. One of the vegetables that I really love to buy is this vegetable called “zucchine” in Italian and courgettes in English. I think this vegetable is really fantastic! I can steam it, fill it with anything I want, bake it and even cook bread with it. So today, I thought of making some salted zucchine pancakes without having to use the oven (lately in Italy the weather is really very hot!) and to cook it without the need to fry it. So I thought of an old recipe posted in the blog “Tortine di zucchina” but this time, I didn’t want to use oil in cooking these zucchine pancakes.

So… I modified the old recipe into this:

380 grams grated fresh courgettes “zucchine

100 grams all purpose flour

50 grams grated Parmesan cheese

20 grams of olive oil

4 medium size eggs

10 grams salt

Mix above ingredients well.

Heat a non stick pancake pan.

Put an almost full laddle of the above pancake batter mixture.

Oh! I think I cooked the pancake for a total of 8 minutes. 🤔 I was able to make 7 medium size pancakes = 56 minutes! 💪🏻 (I never count the minutes when I cook but this time I wanted to know how much time it took me to make this dish…Passion = time just fly and the result is always something good!)

I turned it when the pancake looked like this…

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Zinnia Lilliput