Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Sundays


the beach at Biloxi, photo taken by my son,
Steve Harris, who is a commercial photographer.
www.steveharrisphoto.com


beautiful tablescape made from vegetables,
I love it...took all of 5 minutes


dining al fresco in Italy


Sorrento, Italy
overlooking the wonderful beach umbrellas..




Amalfi Coast of Italy
looking from the roadway back to Naples & Vesuvius 
(my son & friends climbed to the top early one morning)


Amalfi Coast, Positano
a gozzo boat to take you anywhere...
look at this water, and when you're there it is even more beautiful


garden pool at rented villa in Massa Lubrense
on the Amalfi Coast of Italy...
with a 180 view of the Mediterranean
while there, you tend to stay outdoors almost all day, shopping for
the freshest fruits & vegetables, local wines, great cheeses, breads
and then you come home, pile it all up on a big huge wood table,
as sort of a tablescape, and enjoy good conversations, laughter
and the luxury of time to relax, no schedule of any kind (on purpose)
...just take in the peacefulness and joy when you find yourself
surrounded by family, friends and beauty.
(I don't like to travel unless my family and/or friends come
along...so we can all enjoy it together).
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26 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Marsha
Well all this wonderful summertime is making me envious.. cold and blustery here... and the photos of the amalfi coast!!! what can I say... wish I were there!!! have a lovely weekend.. xx Julie

Deanna said...

Awesome pictures!
Wonderful places to visit and experience.

Blessings to you, Marsha!
d

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

My what a smashing place, the photp's were excellent made this dull Sunday morning look inviting.


Take care.
Yvonne.

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Beatiful Pictures as usually.....
Have a nice Day
Håkan

pve design said...

ah, I love Summer Sundays and would love to be there in any of your fabulously splendid images!
pve

Gypsy Purple said...

Loved this post...we have winter here in South Africa, so I swallowed this up!!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dearest Marsha!-)*

I am SO grateful for you new post...it brings me many isnpirations and SO much freedom!!!
Such unbelievbly great photos of you son!

My Love and hugs,
***Violetta***

Pat said...

We saw beaches like that when we hiked in Cinque Terre - it was glorious!

C.J. said...

Dear Marsha, oh God how I would love to go there! So very serene and beautiful. I am envious. BTW, your son's picture is great. Hope all is well and happy with you and yours.
Carol

The Shiny Pebble said...

Ah... Some people just have it so hard... I am glad you are not one of them. I must plan a trip to the Amalfi Coast with my little one when he is a little bigger... Fun!!!

Desde my ventana said...

Hi Marsha,
Wonderful images from Amalfi coast.It' a place I would like to know.
Have a nice sunday,
Cecilia

Cashon&Co said...

These photographs are amazing! just amazing ! especially the vegetables! but i'd take the trip to the Italian coast over the veggies any day. hahahah

Charlotta Ward said...

Oh this is just what I needed!
Actually coming here always makes me feel that way. I LOVE your warm and beautiful posts.. and the music.. I feel so at home here.

Just popped in to say that and to send you a MASSIVE hug!
You are wonderful.

xx Charlotta

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh you have me dreaming of Italy! It's been way too long since I've been.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, honey! xoxo

Paris Pastry said...

I looove edible tablescapes! Such a great way to get creative! I'm now really longing to visit Italy again! I've never seen Sorrento, but I hear it's amazing!

red ticking said...

gorgeous photos... and i would love to know where the place is in vail.. i am from colorado and never heard of it??? please let me know as i will be there next month... robinson_pamela@msn.com

have a lovely sunday... xoxo pam

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Very well taken photographs. Your son is very talented. He has eyes for beauty. Happy, sun-filled sunday to you;-)

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so beautiful! My husband and I went to Positano on our honeymoon - twentysome years ago. It was glorious.

Such beautiful photogrpahs. Thanks so much for joining Summer Sundays. Looking forward to having you with us next week!

- The Tablescaper

Lori E said...

Love your creative veggies decor. I can't think of any where else I would rather go than to Italy.
Living vicariously through these photos.

Raru said...

Wonderful pictures. I just love Amalfi Coast of Italy... so pretty and romantic.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful pictures with us. :)))
Happy New Week!

xoxo,
raru

Dianne said...

your vegetable tablescape is lovely

the umbrella shot is fantastic!!
and the cliff is incredible

beautiful post

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

these images are amazing and beautiful. hope you have a great week. i've sent my work to catherine. i hope she likes it.

Lise said...

Marsha, just gorgeous. you have got me with Italy!! The Italians certainly know how to do a long lunch...love it. Lisa x

dogsmom said...

Thank you for letting me travel a bit of the world today.

Trouvais said...

I want a pool! Gorgeous photos...can almost feel the cool water! Sigh. Stayed in Sorrento...those cliffs, and the hotels that poise on the edge, are amazing! Merci! XO Trish

Regina said...

Wow all are breathtaking!
Thank you for sharing Marsha.