A special thanks to Restless Jo, who has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged me to post a quote for three days in a row. All right, Jo, here we go!
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.~Leonardo da Vinci
In our travels this year, we have been fortunate to see many glorious sites, including the Villa Bardini, high above the city of Florence. This quote reminds me of the day we climbed the winding paths to the villa to view the wisteria in bloom. Like all the visitors that day, I drank in the heavenly scent and beauty of these flowering vines. At the same time, I was reminded of other spring days when flowers were blooming, but I barely noticed because I was in a rush and preoccupied with worries or problems. Da Vinci’s quote reminds me of the value of taking the time to see.
The wisteria arbor at the villa is in full bloom in early May. It draws thousands of visitors. I was astounded by its size. It is by far the largest arbor I have ever seen.
Here’s a closeup of these delicate flowers in full bloom.
The hours we spent at the villa were certainly a bit of paradise.
As the last step of the challenge, I’m nominating three bloggers to take the 3-Day Quote Challenge. If you would like to join the challenge but were not nominated, please feel free to jump in.
- Tyler at The Ancient Eavesdropper
- Amy at The World is A Book
- Janet at This, That, and the Other Thing
Here are the rules of the challenge:
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote on 3 consecutive days.
- Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
- Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.
See you on Day 2!