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The Real Primavera

This is the truth about Spring In Southern Italy. Flowers and clouds...and rain...and clouds. Oh, and cold.

Just another month, or so...The flowers will have long fallen from the trees but the clouds will give way to a sunny sky.

and fresh green beans
and fresh fava
and cherries
and peas
and prosciutto...but there's always prosciutto. I suffer a mild obsession with the swine and feel I need to mention it in every single post, almost.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tra that truly is the way to your heart.

3/23/2006 6:45 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you remember john's blog address?

3/23/2006 7:10 AM

Blogger Dear AL said...

It's still snowing where I'm at! If I ever get my hands on Old Man Winter, I'll defrost his ass with a blowtorch!

3/23/2006 7:29 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photo! My favorite so far. You've got a great eye Tra!

3/23/2006 7:41 AM

Blogger Tracie P. said...

mom-it's seedtick.blogspot.com

al-and when you defrost him, freeze him again so i can blowtorch his cold booty too.

jen-thanks! when are we going to some of your pics on the internet?? (hey everybody, she's a great photgrapher, got wunna dim kollij degreez inna pikcher takin)

3/23/2006 8:40 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Well try to live through it from photos or go on vacation and escape from it all. :) We've got lots of rain and clouds here too...so you are not alone.

3/23/2006 10:22 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

It always rains here. It messes up my hair.

I have the same obsession with bacon - I love the stuff.

3/23/2006 11:22 AM

Blogger Annika said...

We haven't even come to raining yet, still on the snowing chapter of the neverending winter saga.
Beautiful photo as always, but mostly I got hungry from reading that post! Too bad I just finished eating dinner... :(

3/23/2006 11:51 AM

Blogger Useless Man said...

What a great blog. I have a buddy that had this same passion for Italy. i'll be emailing him a link.

All the best to you and thanks for sharing.

3/23/2006 12:34 PM

Blogger Tracie P. said...

chantal--bacon's good too...good'n'smokey. i miss it

useless man--thanks useless man! looks like your not so useless after all...

3/23/2006 3:26 PM

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Blogger Ginnie said...

That is an incredible photo. OMG! I love it.

3/26/2006 8:18 PM

Blogger Corrie said...

yes, i believe that in Italy there is no real spring at all--it's just a jump from winter straight to summer. they can't handle transition seasons :)! Anyway, her in central Italy it's the same--yesterday and today all of the sudden are really warm, but saturday was COLD still!


3/27/2006 1:15 AM


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