I posted this photo on my Facebook page a while ago and asked if anyone could see something other than a dead tree! No one could! Maybe its because I love wood sculpture that I tend to look at trees and imagine what I would turn them into if I could carve! Since I can’t, I decided the next best thing was to re-create the image I saw in a mixed media piece of art. Below is the result! The Old Man of the Woods!
It’s so strange really that I should be enjoying these woods. I first visited them with my parents when still in my teens on a camping vacation at Lido Trasimeno. They were a refuge when temperatures soared into high thirties and we just wanted somewhere to chill! I dont think it ever registered with me where the woods actually where! I was probably sweltering in the back of the car and praying that we would reach our destination before I had complete melt-down (no air-con, in those days!)
The years went by, I married and two daughters and twenty years later my husband and I decided to buy a house somewhere in this area that we had grown to love. We looked at many without success and then, one day we went to see a little house in Castel Rigone. As soon as we approached the village I recognised the woods! As fate would have it we fell in love with the house, bought it and have lived happily ever after!