Love Is All Around You

Love is knocking outside your door.

Hearts over the Ionian Sea

Hearts over the Ionian Sea

Waiting for you…


Love will find a way.

Love on, amici.

18 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Is All Around You”
  1. So beautiful. What a great photo.

    Grazie bella!

  2. 10.07.2010

    Wow, what a beautiful blue sky!

    Early fall days provide some of the best backdrops — the summer haze has lifted πŸ™‚

  3. Gil

    Thanks for sharing another beautiful photo!

    Thanks Gil!

  4. 10.07.2010

    LOVE the foto.

    What’s the story morning glory?
    The story is that a view like that makes me glad to be alive!

    1000 grazie πŸ™‚

    Jodina of

    p.s. those are morning glories, aren’t they?

    They’re not my flowers, but I do believe they are indeed πŸ™‚

  5. saretta

    Beautiful photo, Michelle!

    Grazie Saretta!

  6. 10.07.2010

    “Love on, amici” – love that statement, and of course the photos.

    There is most certainly love and beauty all around us – but here in Italy right now, it’s normally on my plate & in a glass. Loving on indeed… Salute, Michelle!

    Thanks Valerie! Glad you’re enjoying life πŸ™‚

  7. 10.07.2010

    True, and we should be aware of this embrace of love all around us. We sometimes take it for granted, or not see it.
    That blue sky and heart-shaped leaves made me smile and feel close to you.

    So wonderful to read this Ele; thanks πŸ™‚

  8. 10.07.2010

    Love it, the photo, the song! Thanks reposting song on my Facebook! Maybe it will cheer someone up!

    Thanks so much Lucy πŸ™‚

  9. 10.08.2010

    Wow, I wish I could fly someday and visit Italy..?

    I hope so too Mariqia!

  10. Michelle…I love, love this photo. It makes me long to be back under the Grape Trellis with you at the Piazza in Badolato. Thinking of you all and sending my regards.

    Aw thanks Elaine πŸ™‚

  11. what a nice photo! Just got home. Boy I sure enjoyed my whirlwind of time in Calabria

    Glad you enjoyed your visit Mimi!

  12. 10.09.2010

    Simply Beautiful Michelle.

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  13. 10.10.2010

    that photos is so beautiful. the blue sky.awww

    Thanks Elisa!

  14. 10.11.2010

    Ciao Michelle! Beautiful photo that you shared!!

    Grazie Alessandra!

  15. 10.11.2010

    The photo is lovely! The blue sky is s beautiful. Everything is so amazing.

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  16. 10.13.2010

    Aw, so purty. Thanks for sharing the love!

    Thank you for coming by πŸ™‚

  17. The Food Hunter

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing with us all

    Glad you enjoyed FH πŸ™‚

  18. Austen

    There are some wonderfully creative images of hearts and loving expressions, tastefully created at:

    Thanks Austen πŸ™‚

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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