Monday, July 25, 2011

St James candlelighting - Caltagirone

This year's luminaria design on the steps of Sta Maria in Caltagirone (Catania province).
Each year a contest is held - the winner's design is re-created for the St James Festival (he's the patron saint for Caltagirone) held the 24-25th of July.
Made for a long day ... DH and I didn't get home until nearly 2am ... but it was worth it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Picking chestnuts last fall.... (yup, I'm wishing for cool weather)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spaceship over Etna

The winds blowing around Etna cause this cloud formation.
Did anyone else think of the movie "Independence Day" when seeing this?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Yum ... roasted chicken!

Generally cooked on a brace over a wood fire .... good stuff!
DH and I could eat this just about daily.

Operation Husky ... WW2

Visited the WW2 Museum in down-town Catania a few years ago ..small, but has excellent exhibits.
Well worth visiting.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Traffic jam?

On the way home one morning ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Italian zodiac

It's been miserably hot lately here ...
DH picked up a pizza on the way home from the poker tournament.
The local pizza place has a new logo ...
haven't seen this version of the zodiac before.