Sunday, June 16, 2013

Perfect Timing for the Summer Vacation As Yet Un-Planned

Verona, Italy

located about 1/2 way between Milan & Venice,
an easy drive or bus ride,
is this splendid little B&B with a philosophy most of us will love.
a statement from their website:

Living naturally may have different meanings and may refer to an organic food diet, 
or to the purchase of organic products as well.
However, to live organic means first of all to follow a precise lifestyle
A way which, day by day shows you each of your stages in life as a health journey 
directing you towards more health and well-being. 

Living naturally also means taking time for yourself, 
to have a walk for example, to watch the sun going down
 or even to wear a dress and be aware that no child has been employed to realize it. 
It means sleeping with blankets that are 100% natural 
and fabricated without the use of chemical products.

Living bio means to respect ourself and respect nature. 
To live it, and not thinking about how to spoil it.
There are really a lot of things to tell about organic living
but the most important one,
 would be probably to reflect every day on what we are doing and if we are doing enough
 in order to keep ourself, the environment and the whole world healthy and fit.
I've only shown you a tiny gem of a photo, and if you like the idea and want to discover more
please go

& this is Verona

Duchess Report
as of Sunday afternoon,
we just heard from her Vet who was at his office checking on his hospitalized
animals, a vet tech actually lives on the property so there is always someone there,

he says Duchess is much better, however, she still cannot stand up,
he has an IV going with pain meds, they lift her up and take her outside
4X a day.  He thinks she could have had a stroke, but he knows she hurt her back in some way.
The arthritis has ruined her entire spine, the vertebrae  are no longer rectangular, they are
concave, making any stress on her back very painful.

she is in stable but guarded condition,
and he asked that we come see her tomorrow.

the candle is lit.



  1. Oh,yes....Livinh Naturally is absolutely good!!!

    I am a very big fan of it,Marsha:)*

    And that's true:''taking time for yourself''-is one of the most important part of.......

    Actaually,I think we need it so much,everyone of us.

    Thank you so much for share this beautiful location:)))*
    I like Italy so very much,

    Wish you my dear friend an carefree and pleasant week.
    How is it with your Duchess.....?

    Embrace you,

  2. My only experience with Verona is via Will Shakespeare. Beautiful! So sad about Duchess...prayers for her and for you. Cherry Kay

  3. Keeping you and Duchess in my heart and prayers through the night, Marsha. I know she will be happy to see you tomorrow.

    If Italy were in our summer plans, I'd book a room at Casa & Natura. It looks like the perfect retreat after a day roaming around Verona. ~ Sarah
    Lots of Liberty Blue on eBay. It's not expensive. I only have 3 pieces~ 2 plates, and a small bowl, all of which I found in thrift stores for almost nothing. Might be fun for your birthday boy's celebrations.

  4. This is such a beautiful post, Marsha! I didn't know about Duchess! I'm so sorry! Will be keeping you in my prayers every day.

  5. Whoa this is like a fantasy trip! Really keeping Dutchess in my prayers (and you) it is soooo hard when they are struggling being the precious friends they are. Hang in there Marsha!

  6. Dearest Marsha,

    I have been captured by Verona since I was 17. Casa&Natura is lovely.

    Your post is perfectly timed for my "mindset" on this Monday morning. I am beginning a bit of a lifestyle change. I am far from's time to return. Your words and images today are like a hug as I set off on my journey.

    I'm praying for comfort for Duchess and all who love her.

  7. How gorgeous!!! THat is one for the bucket list!! Lovely and what a wonderful idea to live naturally!!
    xo Karolyn

  8. This post was just want I needed ....a mini visual vacay. I'm also so sorry to hear the latest news about Duchess and will pray for her comfort and yours. Watching our beloved animals discomfort is truly hell on earth.
    my best to you,

  9. What a find. Will add to my list. I've just returned from Provence where I experienced the pleasure of a personal tour guide. Nothing more natural than traveling with a local. I wrote about it on Second Lives Club, How do you find these gems? What's your source?

  10. What a find. Will add to my list. I've just returned from Provence where I experienced the pleasure of a personal tour guide. Nothing more natural than traveling with a local. I wrote about it on Second Lives Club, How do you find these gems? What's your source?

  11. That room in Verona is looking incredible right now... Just taking it in makes me feel more relaxed! (And one of these days, I'll finally make it to Italy. Haven't yet, been so close so many times...)

  12. Hi Marsha, sorry to hear about Dutchess and wish you strength!
    The city of Verona is a love affair...I like the name too(: for a baby not pregnant yet...but trying!
    hugs Z

  13. Oh Marsha, I am so sorry about Duchess. I will keep you and her in my prayers for a good outcome. XO, pinky


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