Frances Mayes is, yes, the small, pretty, generously-spirited, and surprisingly soft-spoken author of “Under the Tuscan Sun”….and, yes, she and her good husband, Ed, live down the road from me here in Hillsborough, when they’re not back in Cortona.

The only music for this morning view is, of course,  Resphighi’s “Bergamasca” from Ancient Airs & Dances…….the most joyous piece of music I know.  go to:

“A Wider View”
pastel, watercolor, and pencil