Monday, November 21, 2016

La Raccolta delle Olive



Dear Art Lover,
     So, what I have learned my first late summer and now fall in my new home is that September and November will be the months in which I do not want to have a bronze sculpture coming to completion at the foundry, nor do I want to have an exhibition or anything that takes me away from le raccolte (Italian for “the harvests).  September in these parts is the harvest of the famous white bean of Sorana and November, of course, is the olive harvest, as it is in most all of Italy.
     Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from this year’s effort… the land here is much more terraced than the gentle slopes in Casignano (outside of Florence) where I normally help with la raccolta delle olive.
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raccolta delle olive Harvest of the Olives Tuscany Setting out Nets
Setting out the nets the night before la raccolta begins

I will be at the foundry for the next couple of days, and otherwise, writing… and we still have not finished the harvest.  The rains are holding much of that up.
Peace,
Kelly



raccolta delle olive Harvest of the Olives Tuscany Setting out Nets

raccolta delle olive Harvest of the Olives Tuscany Setting out Nets
Gregory has a difficult time understanding nets
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raccolta delle olive Harvest of the Olives Tuscany Setting out Nets


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Terraced Land raccolta delle olive Harvest of the Olives Tuscany Setting out Nets
One sunny morning, but we also harvested under clouds

Picking Olives by Hand raccolta delle olive Harvest of the Olives Tuscany Setting out Nets
Picking by hand still happens


Filterin Foliage - Olive Harvest Tuscany
Filtering out foliage
fewer olives on some trees, but a pretty design
Sparse olive branches overlook the fields of rape

Dog helps with olive harvest - not
Gregory helps with olive harvest - not
Dog helps with olive harvest - not
Gregory tries to eat cascading olives

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