Although I love living in Italy, I will always consider the Border Land of Scotland as my real home.
"There's a spell in this Land of the MarchesIn this Border that gave us our birth,In this spot where the heaven's wide arch is,Spread blue o'er the best of the earth!'Tis the shrine where our hearts keep returning,Wherever our feet may be led;All our love on that alter lie burning,All our song-wreaths around it are spread!"The Land we Love by W. H. Ogilvie
These photos were taken just after Matteo proposed to me last Easter on a hill top looking down on the farm where I was brought up and which will always be my true home.