fare la passaggiata

Two views of sunset on the Selkirk Estuary, a walk in a wonderful place between two hillsides called Mystic Vale, and the old farmhouse across the street from where I live.

When I lived in Greece long ago and  also stayed with relatives in Italy, it was the habit for everyone to don their best clothing and go for an early evening stroll along the waterfront or river, often stopping at a taverna or cafe for a glass of ouzo, vino, or espresso with friends. I still call it La Dolce Vita to this day and, though I live in a more rural area, have tried to keep the tradition, especially of domani or avrio.  Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?!!

“Slowly slowly O mind…
Everything in own pace happens,
Gardner may water a hundred buckets…
Fruit arrives only in its season.” – Kabir


 read more about the old farmhouse here

“She watched and waited, hoping to see the children walking home from the old school house…”

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Stunning photography – love it! Feeling, spirit, mood and heaps of it,,,Will enjoy following 🙂

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    1. thanks for your visit and follow and your great feedback Anica!!


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  3. It looks so peaceful there.

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    1. and it is!! and so green!

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  4. yorkshirevarmint says:

    A beautiful series of your evening walk. We neglect so much with our busy lives there are some traditions we need to keep and walking in your best togs and calling in the taverna suits me fine Tina:)

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    1. thank you Tina!! I do try to stop and breathe and a walk is very calming too. We don’t have a taverna but we do have an English style pub nearby right on the edge of the woodland park so they must have planned that strategically!! 🙂


  5. I love reading about customs + traditions from different countries. I think dressing up fancy and taking an evening stroll sounds lovely!

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    1. Thank you Caitlin , though I admit I don’t usually dress up a lot these days!! I just grab my sneakers and out I go.


  6. Amazing views. I’d be walking there every day, too! So beautiful! 🙂

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    1. Yes it soothes the anxious soul!! thanks Linda!!


  7. Mark Simms says:

    Beautiful images…..you’re use of light is fantastic. Nice attitude to life as well…..although that gets harder and harder these days 😊


  8. Lovely shots, and I really enjoy hearing about the customs and traditions in the places you have lived.


    1. thank you Naomi. Although I love Scotland and Ireland of course, those Mediterranean countries have such a laid back style to them in spite of all the expressive gestures and passionate shouting! 😀


  9. lauramacky says:

    Gorgeous photos! I’m not sure but I don’t think the gallery is working? Usually if you click a photo you can hit next to get to the next one. i couldn’t do that here. But beautiful work as always Hanna 🙂


    1. Thank you Laura!! hmm it seems to be working now!! Cheers!!!


  10. Nothing quite like nature’s paintbrush – thanks for the stroll.


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