Spring In Italy

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.”
Ernest Hemingway in A Moveable Feast


Ahhh, spring, possibly the most magical time of year. After the gray of winter in England, it feels so good to shake off that winter chill and watch the flowers bloom and the sun shine.

IMG_9911IMG_0744We stroll outside, hand in hand, faces always turned towards the sun.

IMG_0769IMG_0737IMG_0510IMG_0482Since we’re almost finished with this housesit (it ends today, and we’re meeting my friend Melissa in Rome!), I wanted to add some photos here so I can remember how fantastic it was to spend spring in Italy.

We met a few sweet, furry friends. (Lilly loves cats, y’all.)

IMG_0392IMG_0487We ate, and ate, and ate. I can’t count the number of caprese salads I’ve had.

IMG_9905Our house was in the perfect spot to visit Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Rome, and Lago Albano. (Pics below all from Rome.)

IMG_0814IMG_0846IMG_0724IMG_0725I continued my love affair with wisteria, one I’m afraid I’ll never recover from.

IMG_0795IMG_0839IMG_0730It’s funny how one month can transform your whole outlook. I was seriously down in the dumps over the winter, and I think this spring in Italy has brought me back to life.

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