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Thursday Doors 17/3/22: Castello Poggiarello 1.

On an open-door day last May I did a lovely three-garden tour near Siena but only posted doors from the first garden. What was I thinking?

Is St. Patrick’s Day a sign of spring? Because yesterday it happened over here: First I saw the first rows of processionary moth caterpillars, then I heard the first hoopoe of the year (it’s a bird and you can see it here), and then I saw not one but two first poppies. March 16th, a week earlier than last year. Alas, I didn’t have my camera with me. Today I did. And there was poppy #3.

To complete the day, Luka & the Mavs won AGAIN, in Brooklyn against Luka’s friend and mentor Goran Dragić, Durant & the Nets by way of a wicked buzzerbeater by the Mavs’ latest addition Spenser Dinwiddie, his second game-winner back to back. I mean, see for yourself. The black #9 is Goran Dragić, the man who taught Luka most of his tricks, and who was Luka’s roommate and the team captain when Slovenia won the Euro Championship in 2017 without a loss.

This bursting of spring got me thinking of last spring and I realised that I still have to post doors from the other two gardens visited on one of the first post-pandemic trips last May. So far I’ve only posted doors from the gardens of Villa Cetinale. Castello Poggiarello near Sovicille was next. It wasn’t far but I got a little lost.

I managed to turn prematurely and drive on a “white road” for a while only to reach a property that didn’t know anything about any open-door day. I turned around and fled without taking any photo. That’s why I was late getting to the proper garden. When I found it, the group was ahead and I was left alone to explore by myself. Perfect.

Let’s have a look around then. The visit will finish next week. In the meantime, we only got to see the garden but have a look at how this property looks on the inside. If you are coming over, who knows, you might end up staying here.

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

15 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 17/3/22: Castello Poggiarello 1.

  1. Lovely poem. I say, you found yourself a nice daisy patch pillow, didn’t you? 😀 Love that lone poppy amid the wildflowers. It’s like, hey, where are my buddies? Poppies always make me think of soldiers or opium.


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