Sorry about the bad picture, but I was just thinking about this: in America, these trees would be toast, cut down and burned or thrown into a shredder so the road could be widened and people could speed recklessly. But in Italy, on this busy road leading up to the beautiful suburb of Palestrina in the mountains outside of Rome, the trees remain, and drivers just have to deal with it. I prefer the latter attitude. Drivers in Italy are better than in St. Louis, by the way. Yes, they are.