Strolling along the coast in Italy.

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beach a

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Pictures along the Lazio, Italy coast between the towns of Torvaianica and Anzio.


Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Season

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This is my entry for Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge – week 23 – ‘Season’

Tomatoes are usually in season in Italy between June and September.

Some of the dishes you can make are:

Pasta al sugo (pasta with tomato sauce)

Pizza margherita (pizza, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and a few basil leaves)

Bruschetta al pomodoro (crusty, toasted bread topped with tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and basil leaves)

And the list could go on forever……

A kaleidoscope of basil leaves, then original

basil leaves kaleidoscope upload

This is the original picture of the fragrant herb ‘basil’ (ocimum basilicum).

basil leaves before upload


This basil plant (Italian – basilico) is growing in a small pot in my garden on hand ready to put in the pasta. An easy pasta sauce I make is with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes (fresh or tinned) and basil leaves.

For the kaleidoscope pattern I used the photo-editing ‘effects’ and then ‘kaleidoscope’.