Monday, April 24, 2006

Back home again

Lemon tree in Lucca, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

Yes, back home again, after a great week in Sardegna, about which, more later.

It seems like I have arrived back to summer, having left winter behind a week ago. The trees are starting to turn green and it was warm! Warm enough to sit outside on the balcony for dinner, with a bottle of delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Banfi, Montalcino, delicious Italian bread, lamb and asparagus.

The good news is that we are sharing the balcony with a family of blackbirds. They have laid eggs in the nest they built last year amongst the honeysuckle and in the last week the eggs have hatched so both the mummy and the daddy blackbirds are hard at work feeding the hungry mouths.

Unfortunately the crying children from across teh way are still as much cry-babies as last year and without any form of parental control, they are continuiing to exercise their lungs by whining and crying all day in the garden. Oh well, can't have everything.

This is a photo from a flower/plant market in the main square/circle in Lucca, taken this day last year.

Many photos from Sardegna to follow.

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