The Spring is by far my favorite season in Italy. The Italian countryside is just gorgeous and so vibrant with all the colors. Italians LOVE flowers and that was one of the first things I noticed about Italy – everyone here has flowers. Most houses have at least a couple window boxes full of flowers and most yards are beautifully landscaped with flowers of that season. Our neighborhood is a perfect example. Since the weather has been so nice here lately (high 60’s almost every day and sunny), I’ve been wanting to get out and shoot the neighborhood. I finally took Abbie for a walk one afternoon and took pictures of the neighborhood flowers. Abbie obviously enjoyed the walk because every day since then she’s been asking “Heppa mommy see fowers?” She’s cute.
This is our neighbors front yard. He does a great job with his flowers and changes them all out a couple times a year. I LOVE the colors of these!
Another neighbor has a HUGE hydrangea bush, that I just notice they completely trimmed down. But now it’s getting large buds on it again. I wish I was going to be here to see it bloom.
Roses are big over here. Ours aren’t blooming at all yet, but these ones were.
I don’t know what these flowers are, but they smell good and they’re really pretty. They’re cascading down another neighbors fence.
These are pretty, but I was mainly just playing with my camera.
Abbie loves smelling the flowers. She’s funny because it doesn’t matter what she smells, she’ll take a big sniff of it and say “MMMM.” And she points at all the flowers and says “Oh piddy!” (Pretty)
This tree is what I wanted to take pictures of mostly, but by the time I got around to it, half of the flowers had fallen off already and the ones still on the tree were wilted. But I still think it’s beautiful. I thought it was a cherry blossom, but friends here have been calling them tulip trees. Anyone know what type of tree this is?
A little old lady tends to this huge garden. She spends a LOT of time in it during the summer, and I saw her out there getting it ready to plant a few times. Or maybe she’s already planted it, I’m not sure. But I love all the daffodils around it, and I saw a few tulips also.
Here’s the road leading to our house.
I just can’t get enough of this weather! Hopefully Abbie and I don’t get sick when we go back to the States. It’ll be at least a 30 degree temp difference, if not more. I’m going to try to bring some Springtime weather home with me. We’ll see how that goes!