I have been in Italy for 4 months and it is time to return to Australia. It is always difficult to leave, but I know that I will be back in September.
I arrived in Bagni di Lucca in winter. Our little village changed in the time I have been here.
I do like winter and the scenes it brings.
The view from my balcony is always good.
My daffodils were out when I arrived. Unfortunately they were much too crowded in the pots and left no room to plant pansies and later geraniums, so now they live at Casa Debbio. I hope they put on a good show next spring.
When spring begins I can see things turning green before my eyes. I plant pansies on the bridge in front of our apartment.
This year we had lots of rain, sometimes it seemed it would never end. At times we almost disappeared in the mist and rain.
All the rain makes for a very green spring.
We left very early this morning. True to form the day began with cool mists.
We are now in Helsinki. We arrived to warm sunshine, warmer than it has been in Italy for a while.
When I return it will be autumn…a favourite time for me.