Four years in eight minutes

It was on this day four years ago that I landed in Tuscany. For a reason, not just for a season.

The best way to round it up is thus:

Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.
― Alice Walker (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes)

Amore agrees: it doesn’t seem like four years at all. I could choose any other photos, but these eight minutes from two evenings ago will do just nicely: show how we do anniversaries around here, one sunset at a time. And if you do it right, there will be more.

There is one other thing I did as an anniversary reminder: I didn’t wear socks all day. I clearly remember how smitten I was with the warmth of air around here upon arrival from northeast eight hours away. So much so that the first year I didn’t wear socks until November. And it’s not an exaggeration.

When I remembered this in the morning, I looked at yesterday’s socks and forced myself to forget how I’d planned to wear them again today. Everything is relative and four years is a long time. If you ask me now, evenings are still very much sock-wearing chilly. I find this a great reminder how things are never to be taken for granted.

Here is last year’s anniversary post from my first blog if you wish to read and see how my move went along. And yes, there was a plant in the car.

Photo: © signature mmm

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy 4th Anniversary!!! Those sunsets were lovely. I hope there are many, many more Tuscany sunsets in your future.

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    1. Thank you so much, Deborah! 🙂 This is all just one sunset, from two evenings ago. I had a bit of fun with the moon-light. 😀

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      1. 🙂 well that globe was fun and the perfect muse for the La Lune.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I enjoy sunsets and full moons – nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Dan, but in case it isn’t clear, unlike yours my moon is fake news. 😀

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  3. Amy says:

    Happy 4th anniversary! Beautifully done! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy! 🙂


  4. “For a reason. Not just for a season”. Brilliant 🙂 And so is the no-socks policy! Wearing flip-flops now. -Verne

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    1. Hehe, thanks, Verne. Me too, still no socks today! Even though it’s cold. 😀


      1. One needs to be prepared to suffer for such noble ideals 🙂

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  5. dennyho says:

    Beautiful Tuscany, beautiful photos,. Manja, I just invited you to Post A Song A Day, Hope you will play…

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    1. Thank you so much, Denny! I’m very glad you thought of me, but I don’t like nominating others at all. Tried it and didn’t like it. Thanks anyway.

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      1. dennyho says:

        Completely understand Manja! Have a great Sunday…

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  6. reocochran says:

    I found you on Jan’s post as a reblog. I know Dan, too. Your story sounds romantic and entertaining! I am thrilled you are living a dream life. Smiles, Robin

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    1. Thank you, Robin. 🙂 I believe I do indeed… Jan was mighty kind to reblog me and Dan is somebody that would need to be invented if he didn’t exist. 😀 Welcome to my blog!


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