Platonic Diversions

Greetings from Mondovì – Mongolfiere 2015


LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE Frosted meadows and a blank, overcast sky today–the actual first day of 2015, with Italy finally back to school and work after January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany.  This late return to the daily grind may…

Greetings from Mondovì: Snow arrived mid-morning

by mid-afternoon

LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE Snow arrived mid-morning, shortly after the last magpie deserted the tall maples, leaving bare branches to catch whatever they might of the fine, wind-driven whiteness.  I’d been waiting since early, fretting over whether the air would be cold…

Greetings from Mondovì

ma che bella!

LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE A year is ended, a year begins On the second-to-last day of the year we took a drive to Rocca Ciglie, a little dot on the map we’d never visited before. With its castello, medieval tower, and…