“ Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle.

Idyllic Italy

3 months in Tuscany in 2016

Montepulciano (Tuscany)

I spent April - June in the lovely hilltop village of Montepulciano, where family and friends came to visit.  We all fell in love with the village and the region.


Janyll also enjoyed Caffe Poliziano, my favorite place for lingering over a coffee or a glass of wine.

LaPorta an internationally popular  and excellent restaurant in Monticchiello.

 La Gotta  

James enjoying a lovely Brunello from Montalcino.

Janyll at Osteria Acquacheta in Montepulciano.  Restaurant known for it's colorful owner and Bistecca all Fiorentina

A flirtatious and good-looking man rode by us on a vespa, when he suddenly stopped, came back and offered beautiful Janyll the use of his vespa as a photo prop and even placed the helmet on her head.  James capturing the moment.  Me, capturing the moment being captured!

James and Janyll photographing San Biagio. 

I've photographed this church from every angle and location.  My all time favorite structure.



Janyll overlooking a scene from the Val d'Orcia