Autumn Surprises in Molise, Italy

Surprise, surprise Italy is beautiful in autumn, and none more so than the small region of Molise, south of Rome. A hilly, wooded region with scattered villages, and small towns, many are built directly into the hillside. There are also impressive hilltop fortresses, and idle wind farms, which scar the horizon of the high ridges. However, it is the wooded …

Postcard from Cognac, France – Soldier Sunflowers

There is something quite poignant, almost melancholy about a field of wilting sunflowers on an early autumnal day. They appear like ranks of retreating soldiers after a long hard fought campaign, they’re heads bowed in defeat. They are the sentinals or summer, having stood tall throughout the heat of battle, toiling with through the long, hot days, reaching ever upward, …