Albero Antico    2010 Sabina Lazio    ref# Z8D3763_fresco

Olive Tree Tuscany ref# 5612_golden_fresco

Olive Tree Tuscany ref# 5612_golden_fresco

Foggy Ragusa 2010 Sicily    ref# 8753_fresco

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Natures Breath 2015 Presidio Heights, San Francisco ref # 20150576_fresco

2015 Lago di Como Italy ref# 6663_fresco

Giardino – 2014 Lago di Como Italy  ref# 6663_fresco

2015 Lago di Como Italy ref# 6572_fresco

Peaceful Dwelling    2014  Lago di Como, Italy ref# 6572_fresco

2015 Lago di Como Italy ref# 6375_fresco

Cup Runneth Over  2014  Lago di Como, Italy  ref# 6375_fresco

Standing with Dignity Ragussa, Sicily 2013 ref # 8758_blue_layer

Standing with Dignity      2013  Ragussa,Sicily  ref # 8758_blue_layer

 

                                                                                                                        

Trees & Garden Mystique

  • frescoes
  • Italy
  • Lago di Como
  • landscapes
  • Lazio
  • nature
  • sculpture
  • Sicily
  • trees

Witness ancient olive groves, dancing trees in misty fog, gnarly trunks bent over with time. I don't have to be persuaded as to why the olive has been the symbol of peace, wisdom, glory, fertility, power and pureness. It only makes this landscape seem filled with true meaning, its beauty bursting forth with an array of cornucopian delights, not only going to my head and my belly, but also nourishing my spirit. The olive trees in the first image, around the bend from my friend Giuseppe's family's country villa in Lazio, stand over 2000 years old, the next olive tree in the garden of an Italian architect, the third in the public gardens in Ragussa, Sicily, revealing the undeniably resplendent and enchanting Italian landscape.

- Diane Epstein