Sailing and sunsets

Have you ever been to a place and expected it to be fantastic? Did it ever exceed your expectations? Lake Como had that effect on me. We spent a spectacular Easter Sunday with family at the lake. I never imagined that it would be so beautiful....not only was it beautiful...it was serene...just bliss. I suppose most lakeside communities have that feeling. This one felt extremely special. I'm still a little star-struck with Italy's beauty. Yes, star-struck. That's the best way i can describe how i feel about most of italy and europe. This is the Italy that I have been watching and expecting to see. The Hollywood knockout. She's a classic.

The sunset was spectacular on Easter Sunday. We made it to lake Como with our family that made the trip over the pond to see us. We hadn't seen MM's parents in over a year. The wonder pack (and us, too) were so happy to have their Abi & Abu all to themselves. Wonder boy and girl were loving all the attention but the baby took some time to warm up to them. When she did...they felt like they won the biggest jackpot. Their two weeks here flew by and it left us just enough time to recoup for our second round of visitors. We have been thrilled.

Thoughts about the pictures...bare with me i'm feeling a little melancholy. As a photographer, the subconscious really does take over most of the time. At least it does for me. I guess my mind was telling me that we are like those ships that passed each other on the lake. Two happy families spending and sharing the beauty of italy until there was one...again.

Boy...was that sentimental...I guess I'm feeling a little homesick.

Happy weekend, tutti!


  1. wow what gorgeous captures of the light...so beautiful...would love to be out on that water...hope you have a great weekend as well...and i imagine at times you do get a bit home sick...

  2. It was AWESOME...thank you for taking them around the markets while I was working...I would comeback to Bellaggio (the pearl of Lago di Como) any time...highly recommend it...

  3. Those photos are beautiful.
    My favorite colors are orange and yellow so naturally, I'm drawn to these pictures!

  4. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with your family at Lake Como. I can hear how relaxing and soothing it was just within your writing. And the photos? Amazing! :)

  5. what beautiful beautiful photographs!
    just so lovely

  6. This light is dreamy and I could stare at these for hours! I so wish I could be there right about now. It is dreary in New England today. Your blog is lovely. ;0 ~Mary


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