As the weather starts to get cooler in the evenings and I feel the change of seasons upon us here on the Amalfi Coast, I’ve been reminiscing a bit about this summer. While I love the change of seasons, the cooler weather, the calm of winter and the quiet days, I’m always a bit sad when the summer comes to an end. While looking over all the fun photos and events of this summer,  I was struck by all the colors. Bright yellows and oranges popped out, reds came through here and there, and, of course, everywhere blue! It was a fun way to look through photos and remember the summer. Here is the first of several color themed posts coming up on Tuesdays this month. Let’s kick off the series with rosso



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Back at the beginning of the summer, I stopped one evening to watch these boys arranging rocks on the beach in Amalfi for some sort of game. It was all blue and the grey of the stones save for one boy’s bright red shirt.



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I saw my first bike race this summer when the Giro d’Italia went speeding through the Amalfi Coast.



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Not long after I happened across a wonderful display of Classic Cars in Amalfi. You can’t get more red in Italy than Ferrari red!



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The men who carry the statue for the Festival of Sant’Antonio in Amalfi wear these bright red jackets. Here they are waiting for the statue to be carried down the steep steps so it can be attached to the base before the procession begins.



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This boy waiting for the Boat Procession for Sant’Antonio to arrive in Amalfi was wearing the right color! I wonder if he’ll carry the statue in the procession when he grows up?



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This summer I visited all of the churches and historic sites in Scala during Scala Porte Aperte. This is one of the beautiful frescoes dating from the 12th century in the crypt of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunziata in Minuta.



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During the hot summer days the poppies were literally popping out everywhere! Here is one that I found all on its own while I was on a walk to Amalfi.



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Remember the first mystery flowers of the summer? These are Bottle Brush that I saw in Scala.



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And our second mystery flowers also happened to be red. Reader Kim identified them as Haemanthus Coccineus for us. Grazie, Kim!



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This summer I discovered the beautiful beach in Atrani, which is much less crowded than the beaches in Amalfi.



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The beaches in Atrani also offer a special treat… black sand! Much more comfortable than the usual rocky beaches on the Amalfi Coast.



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I always smile when I remember how reader Lisa from Travel Dreams and Moonbeams called the colorful umbrellas in Amalfi dishes of gelato. These must be peppermint flavored!



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Finally, as summer comes to a close, here is a picture I snapped a couple of weeks ago in the gardens of the Villa Rufolo in Ravello. There were beautiful red flowers lining the walkways, making such a striking contrast to the blue sky and lush greens. It was a reminder that even though it will be cool soon, the beautiful colors of the Amalfi Coast are here throughout the year!



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  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Still wonderful ..even though the weather has changed. Great how you spotted all the red… 🙂

    October 6, 2009
  • Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura

    And I expected to see American ivy, but I suppose it's still too early there for the autumn colours!
    Red makes for the best photos!

    October 6, 2009
  • Welshcakes Limoncello

    Wonderful photos. I love all those reds. I especially love the boat pics and the poppy.

    October 6, 2009
  • traveldreamsandmoonbeams

    Un buon'idea! Che bello rosso!

    October 6, 2009
  • Annika

    oh that post made me sick. Like, nauseous. Like, holy crap I miss that place so much that it feels as there's a huge HOLE in my body because I haven't been there for much too long.

    and I mean that in the best way possible.

    October 6, 2009
  • Laura

    You have a gift…thanks for sharing it in words and images.

    October 6, 2009
  • *Ulrike*

    What a wonderful way to end thinking of summer! Enjoyed the photos!!

    October 7, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Anne! We're still hanging on with summer here. Made it to the beach earlier this week. 🙂 Glad you liked the reds… next Tuesday will be another color!

    Ciao Scintilla! The autumn colors are coming, and I've already snapped a few photos. I'm not sure if it is American Ivy or not, but I found something that looked like ivy glowing a brilliant red! Stay tuned…

    Ciao Welshcakes Limoncello! Grazie! We don't have fields of poppies here like in Tuscany, but they are almost more striking when they show up one at a time.

    Ciao Lisa! I thought the peppermint gelato umbrellas would make you smile! 🙂

    Ciao Annika! Oh, I know that feeling well. I'm so sorry it has been so long since you've been here. I hope you can make it back soon!

    Ciao Laura! Thank you for your very kind words. You made my day!

    Ciao Ulrike! I'm not ready for summer to end. 🙂 There will be more colors in the coming weeks, so stop back by and enjoy!

    October 8, 2009

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