Sunday, April 22, 2007

Springtime in Sicily

Spring (primavera in Italian) is my favorite time of year in Sicily. I haven't experienced a Summer here, but from what I hear it won't be a contender in my favorites list. (think triple digits with 80% humidity)

Springtime comes early to Sicily. In February the Almond trees start blossoming. In March the wildflowers start to explode into dazzling displays of color blanketing hillsides and valleys. In April, the flowers are still blooming and the Orange trees in the valley where I live are bursting with sweet aromas that travel on the warm Spring breezes. I don't think I've lived anywhere else where you can smell Spring. Its incredible.

1 comment:

Trav'ler Jenn said...

I was thinking that spring was eternal over there! Almond trees huh? Let me know when you go pick them!