Posts Tagged ‘olives’
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Found an amazing place right outside of Siena where they grow sangiovese, olives, fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts… all in balance or promiscuo as they say. Not a vineyard, not a farm… I call it a taste palace, maybe there’s a better name out there. I might work with them to install a major solar setup and some biohydrogen generating algae ponds. In my dreams, right?
Tags: algae, almonds, apples, apricots, basil, biohydrogen, cabbage, carrots, celery, chestnuts, figs, Japanese medlar, olives, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, pomegranate, rosemary, salivia, Sangiovese, Solar energy, thyme, tomatoes, walnuts
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Monday, October 5th, 2009
I had a chance to visit Vinci, Italia this past weekend, the hometown of one of GrapeThinking’s great inspirations, Leonardo Da Vinci. Below, I share my thoughts and sights on his balanced way of thinking and being, leading to unmatched accomplishments in both the arts and sciences. Everything he did was in brilliant harmony, whether it was the science of painting or the art of engineering and exploring human anatomy. He was a true master of the mind… and body.
My theory is he used his infinite curiosity as a feedback loop to direct his body, hands, and eyes to work and operate in a balanced fashion (ambidexterity), which resulted in greater structural and energetic harmony between the two sides of his mind. This allowed him to have clear and simple insights into innovation…. lol, I know. Just being there filled me with a type of inspirational energy I’d never felt before.
Odd Art Plaza outside of Museum
Vitruvian Man, the ESSENCE
There was a wedding in Da Vinci’s home the day we were there
Striking view from Da Vinci’s home
Full Moon on the ride home