Day 292: Something Beautiful—From Garibaldi Square

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Cortona, Italy. September 17, 2013. Cloudy or sunny, Cortona was beautiful. Perched atop a mountain, it has 360 degree vistas. Of them all, this is my favorite. From Garibaldi Square looking south, Cortona has a birds eye view of a patchwork valley filled with vineyards, collections of tile roofs, Cypress trees, and red earth. Enclosed by mountains, it is a long boulevard ending in Castiglione del Lago. The tree sentinel in this photo is one of the things I like most about it. There is a human quality about it—some day I will paint it. For now, it is a beautiful reminder of many hours sitting and painting surrounded by the Tuscan countryside.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 292: Something Beautiful—From Garibaldi Square

  1. Mary Buhrmann says:

    Your descriptions of your trip are absolutely beautiful.

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