Santuario di Santa Caterina was the home of Saint Catherine, one of the most influential persons in the history of Christianity, especially Catholicism. Although photography was not permitted in the Santuario di Santa Caterina, I still managed to snap a quick and artsy photo of Saint Catherine's holy statue. In the picture on the left, she is accompanied along side a very common and highly effective ornamental flower in Tuscany named Pelargonium x hortorum, but commonly known as Geranium. The Geranium plant thrives in the warm climate of the Tuscan region and has related varieties that also flourish throughout these environmental conditions. Just as the Geranium and many other native plant species, I am also flourishing amidst the Italian heat. With each day that passes on this trip, I become more and more adapted into the Italian culture. I am a Texan through and through; but Italy will undoubtedly come back to the states with me too.