Right turn

Today was one of those delightful days that are a welcome relief to August heat – cool, windy, sunshine and clouds, so I hopped in the car with my camera for a short excursion. When I came to the bottom of the hill out of Porciano, I almost turned left because that’s what I usually do. Instead, I turned right and when I saw a sign for Campolombardo, took that road.

Near the end of the road, I came to this church. According to a signboard, the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence had a local hospice here, dedicated to S. Antonio Abate. The hospital was responsible for the coat of arms with the crutch and the date of 1491.

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The doors had these modern wood carvings.

Driving back to the main road, I came to a small cemetery. When I pulled over to the side of the road to take pictures, the tires crushed some mint, which smelled heavenly.

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I love these round hay bales, which I see everywhere – in fields, in barns, and on flat-bed trucks.

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A scarecrow!

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I’ve been seeing fields of purple flowers and recently found out it’s alfalfa.  I didn’t realize it was so pretty.

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The perfect image on which to end my excursion.

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Images © Melissa Corcoran

4 thoughts on “Right turn

  1. Wonderful description and great photos, Malissa, especially the last one!
    Martha and I saw the scarecrow last Sunday; it’s opposite the field where the thrashing of the wheat took place. Glad to learn that the beautiful field on the way up to Porciano is Alfalfa. Thanks for posting!

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