While the warm temperatures still say summer, little signs that autumn is just around the corner are starting to appear along the Amalfi Coast. The cool mountain breeze in the morning reminds me of the crisp autumn days ahead, and everywhere the grapes are getting heavy on the vines. Earlier this week while out and about for a walk to Amalfi, I noticed the olives are starting to get nice and plump.
It was one of those perfectly clear and bright days, and the olive trees nicely framed the tip of Ravello where the beautiful gardens of the Villa Cimbrone are located.
The steps were covered in olives that had blown off in the strong winds we’ve had this week. It made the walk a little treacherous, and I had to watch carefully where I took my steps.
It’s always hard to say goodbye to summer for the year, but these little reminders of the pleasures of autumn ahead certainly help!
Che bello, finalmente le olive!
Bellissime foto e post, brava Lauretta!
Come va lo studio della lingua italiana? Mi raccomando niente inglese, d'accordo?
Anne in Oxfordshire says
Such wonderful signs of autumn though, the grapes on the vines and the olives getting ready for the Olive season, which I have yet to be in Italy for…It is amazing how they do it…!
Peter @ italyMONDO! says
The leaves are starting to change up here in the mountains… and those grapes are getting fat 🙂
Barbara Zaragoza says
Mmmm. Olives. Which kind are your favorite? I'm a fan of the salted & cured. Will you be able to watch someone turn a heapful into olive oil? I will unfortunately miss seeing that again this year.
Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura says
Anch'io ho fatto delle foto a degli ulivi a Positano. Mettero` un 'link' al tuo quando li pubblichero`!
Linda Lou says
What a beautiful view Laura, we did not get a chance to visit Ravello on our trip but on our NEXT trip we have to check it out!
Ciao Lola! Non ho mai mangiato le olive da qui. Quest' anno devo trovare qualche oliva e provare! Yes'm, niente inglese! 🙂 Un abbraccione, Lauretta
Ciao Anne! I like watch the seasons change slowly here. I would also like to see an olive harvest close up. Would be fun!
Ciao Peter! It's almost time to start watching out for the trucks filled with baskets of grapes to go careening around the curves on the Amalfi Coast. There's a place near my house that makes wine, and the wayward grapes go rolling down the hill and around the curves from the parked trucks. Those are moments of autumn I like to see!
Ciao Barbara! Mmmm… I agree! It's a hard choice, but there are some really big green ones that I just love. I'm sorry that I don't know what they're called though! I've never seen olive oil made, but I would love to. Will you be away traveling this fall?
Ciao Scintilla! I would love to see your photos of the grape vines in Positano. Please do send a link if you put them on your blog!
Ciao Linda Lou! I just love Ravello, and I am sure you will when you visit on your next trip. It's always nice to have a good excuse to come back! 🙂
You have a wonderful blog here. I'll have to come back when I have time and enjoy the rest of it. Thanks for sharing!
Ciao intrepidideas! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Come back anytime! 🙂