Umbrella pines in the Villa Borghese park in Rome, Italy. These and other trees are commemorated in The Pines of Rome, a symphonic poem by Respighi. The Villa Borghese section evokes the children's game "giro, giro, tondo" (ring-around-the-rosie).
Villa Mangiacane Set on 600 acres of vineyards and olive groves seven miles south of Florence, this rural retreat is made up of two neighboring villas from the and centuries. Via Faltignano 4 San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
PYGMY SQUIRREL The endemic Whitehead's Pygmy Squirrel of Borneo feeds almost entirely on the mosses and lichens on tree trunks. Photographed in Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, by Chien Lee Wildlife Photography ~ETS