Italian – Spiritual Cookies

Roman Market

Roman Market

Yesterday, I went to Italy–Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Orvieto. Oh, it was so great! Well, actually, it was in March my husband and I visited our daugther in Italy. Yesterday is when I sorted the photos and put them in albums. It was like being there, almost. We saw the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus (where they ran the chariot races), the Sistine Chapel, the patched robe of St. Francis of Assisi, Michaelangelo’s Pieta and David, etc. I’m sharing some of my favorite photos of less-famous Italian sites, photos that warm my heart. Perhaps they will warm your hearts, also! These are some of my “spiritual cookies”.  What are your spiritual cookies this week?
Stone mosaic

Delightful stone mosaic underfoot near the Roman Forum

Assisi street corner
Assisi street corner

 

Gelato

Gelato

 

Orvieto store display

Orvieto store display

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your Italian Spiritual Cookies Janet. I was in Italy, Rome, Paris, Switzerland and a few other places with my daughter when she was in grade 11. That is probably 7 years ago or so. It was a wonderful 13 day trip with her school.

    My spiritual cookies for this week… my husband and I just booked a weekend away for our 27th Wedding Anniversary coming up this month. We are going to quiet area where there are sand dunes and beaches. The nice part is the busy time of the year is over so it should be extremely quiet. If the weather is good we will bring our kayaks.
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  2. Thanks for sharing your Italian trip. I spiritual cookies were spending a month with my grandkids in California.
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  3. I stood in the Piazza San Marco in Venice and flocks of pigeons landed around me and I was feeding them. Being in Italy, I could not help but think of St. Francis of Assisi. He is perhaps my favorite monk. I remembered this partly because of a photo that someone took of me with the birds all around. I remember the hugeness of that square and Venice is my favorite city in the whole world so this was a treat to be reminded. Thanks.
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    • Oh, Amy, what a beautiful image you shared, thank you! We really can shift our experiences today by the images we feed ourselves, can’t we?

  4. Janet, Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us. The red of the peppers was a beautiful wake-up for me this morning. My spiritual cookies are found in sitting on my porch on summer mornings, looking across the countryside. The ever changing colors of greens, golds, blues and grays are almost too much for my eyes to take in. I try to keep the sights in a memory cell to pull out in the winter. So far that hasn’t worked so well. My photos are two dimensional compared to what I see. Your photography does a great job! Thanks for the weekly spiritual cookie update. I’m impressed at your commitment to your blog.
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  5. or are they tomatoes? 🙂
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  6. What a wonderful phrase- spiritual cookies- love it!! And I can understand how you feel about Italy. Every time I look at my photos from there I feel the same way. It was the most amazing trip I have been on, well Australia was a close second.
    My spiritual cookies this week has just been thinking about my daughter coming back home to the States. She will be staying with us till the end of the year until she decides what to do after that. She has currently been living in Amsterdam for the past 3 years so this will be a treat!

    • Hi, Sue. Sweet for you to have your daughter home with you. And how wonderful that your trips have included Australia as well as Italy!

  7. I love the pictures. I have to say the gelato one is my fav because I happen to be eating some Sherbet LOL. It’s no where the same as gelato, which I adore, with whip cream, which I also adore, but it’s as close as I’m going to get tonight:)
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