Posted on: Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Given that my husband Ludmil and I have not been able to travel to Italy yet this summer due to our pregnancy with twins, I have been revisting archived photos of our early morning walks around Linari's fields and hillsides.
It is truly remarkable how industrious the spiders and insects are at dawn as they weave, knit, and drape the most elaborate canopies over the dew-laced vegetation.
The microcosmic seems to take precedence over the sweeping views of familiar hillsides. I like this other lense with which to process the classic Tuscan landscape. It speaks more to the craft and sustenance of place rather than to the painterly, light soaked scenes we often associate with this part of Italy.