Tag Archives: Window Boxes

Travels in Italy, Windows in Bologna

Window 02

The colours of windows in Bologna are yellow and orange, like the dying embers of a fire, and sage green, like sun-baked fields of Summer, the plaster is dry-cracked and weather-damaged and the flower-pots are faded terracotta and thirsty…

Bologna windowWindow 03Window 04Window 01

Travels in Spain, Terracotta and Geraniums


“And thank God for home-sweet things, a green and friendly hill,
And red geraniums aflame upon my window sill.” – Martha Haskell Clark

Two pictures taken in the village of Bárcena Mayor in Cantabria in the far north of Spain.  In Green Spain in the rain and the mist the geraniums are not quite so extravagant as in sun-burnt south, they do not bloom so freely but they have a rustic elegance nevertheless!