Island of Glass/Island of Color


The last of our travel destinations -- two of the islands of Venice - Murano, famous for glass, and Burano, known for its lace and its riotous islandscape of color. I'll let the photos speak for themselves, but, of all the delights of Venice, I think that Burano was my favorite of all. The tradition of painting the houses bright colors reputably originated with the women of the island village, who painted their cottages with one bright color after another, so to make them visible to their fishermen husbands and sons as they made their way home in the mists.

Don't you think any of these photos could inspire a quilt?