The Dolomite Mountains -- Veneto, Italy
Summer erased the snow leaving the saw-toothed Dolomite Mountains red and raw. The peaks and needles sharp and ragged, the red contrasting with the brightness of the morning sun.
The alpine roads and vistas are beautiful with wild flowers growing abundant at the base of the mountains, as if they feel the need to soften the view and remind viewers that not everything is steep and dangerous.
Emily turns and walks back to the car, camera bouncing on her hip. She’s had enough of danger. Backing her blue Smart car around, she drives down the narrow road, retracing her way back to the rolling vineyards, the soft olive groves, and friendly people. She plans to lose herself among those friendly people.