Friday, August 19, 2011


Yesterday after my daughters had picked some blackberries we made a delicious jam. Ultimately, we only made a jar of jam. Better than nothing :) But the most important thing is that they enjoyed walking through that wonderful countryside. They found the blackberries along a path which is a beautiful place to run too. I sometimes go running along that path because the environment is really great and ... it is flat :). You can see it in the photo below which I took while my daughters were picking the blackberries. If we had had enough time we would have  picked figs too. We will  do this next time!

The running path through the countryside where my daughters picked the blackberries

The jar of blackberry jam which my daughters made yesterday

I've come back in my town and next week I'll come back at work. We were on vacation in South Italy on relaxing beaches, green hills with olive trees and old villages. So we visited a small town where most houses were built with white stones. That small town is called Ausonia and it is very old. It's a characteristic place and I would never thought there were so narrow streets. In the photo below you can see one of these houses above mentioned.

One of the houses of Ausonia (South Italy) which were built with white stones
Now I'm trying to improve my training and I'll help my friend Stefano who is following a marathon schedule.
Nice running to all my blogger friends! 


Amy said...

Sounds like you had a lovely holiday!
It's so great when you can pick your own fresh fruit and make homemade jam - we have blackberries in our garden and they are just about ripe now, too.

ajh said...

That blackberry jam looks awesome! Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Char said...

I got to pick berries for the first time this year - it was so much fun and they tasted better than the ones you buy in a supermarket. The jam must taste divine. And imagine if you'd been able to make fig jam too - yum!

Fran said...

I'm not jealous of your vacation. No I'm not!

Okay: I am! So beautiful, can't wait to go to Italy again next year.

Funny I was just thinking about where I would take Bella for her walk this afternoon and decided to take a route where I can find blackberries. I love to pick them and eat them immediately, so does Bella :)

Black Knight said...

Thank you for the mention. I am waiting for you for the long distance runs. Gianni, Vincenzo and Massimo are ready too.
Beautiful places to visit and to run through. We have only Giro d'Emilio and Molacce......
Welcome back.

Johann said...

I love blackberry jam! I've never had home made blackberry jam so you are lucky. Lovely photos, thanks for showing us your beautiful country.

Ewa said...

I love blackberries but have to stay away from jams because I just might end up eating the entire jar at one sitting. Our blackberry bush migrated under the fence from our neighbors back yard. I guess I should thank them.

Breandán said...

Beautiful photos Giorgio - our countryside is full of blackberries at this time too (must make a jar of jam!)