Rita Crane Photography: Tuscany Afternoon, Florence
From the highest point of the Boboli Gardens where the old town wall of Florence separates the Pitti Palace and grounds from the surrounding countryside, one can enjoy this typical Tuscan scene to the West. The grand aleppo pine at the heart of this estate seemed like a benign protector over this somewhat wild and happily overgrown place. The olive trees were shining in the afternoon sun on the first real Spring day of the season.
[Information about Boboli Gardens - the expansive gardens south of the Arno River in Florence - here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boboli_Gardens ]