Spring Blossoms on the Amalfi Coast

This week has been the classic mix of the rain showers and glorious sunshine that herald the arrival of Spring. This is the time of year I don’t mind not having a car or scooter as walking becomes even more pleasurable an experience than usual here. Over the past few weeks I’ve made one of my favorite walks many times, each trip noting the blossoms and tiny leaves growing larger and brighter. While the sun was shining the other day, I took my camera along and photographed the blossoms along the way to share some of the beauty of spring on the Amalfi Coast here on Ciao Amalfi. Happy Spring!!

 

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Blossoms looking over Ravello

 

 

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Forsythia

 

 

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Figs & architecture in Amalfi

 

 

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Blossoms and blue sky

 

 

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Wisteria with view of Pogerola

    

These wisteria photos are just a mere temptation of the beautiful blossoms bursting forth all over the Amalfi Coast. The wisteria is in bloom, and this is one my favorite events of the year here. Head over to Bell’Avventura where you can see just how gorgeous it is in Scintilla’s recent post Desperate Housewives on Wisteria Lane – Eat your heart out!

It is paradise!

The Weather Plays the Tricks on April Fool’s Day

 

It was a beautiful sunny morning. “Ah,” I thought,  “The first of April, and a perfectly lovely day for the boats to start running.” Standing with my morning cup of tea, I watched out the window as a boat surprisingly crowded with passengers headed into the port of Amalfi. Today the Travelmar Linea Intercostiera Amalfitana service started for the new season, with boats running between Salerno, Amalfi and Positano. Prices for these ferries are very reasonable (between €6-10) and the service is quick and easy – and not to mention an extremely beautiful way to see the Amalfi Coast!

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Feeling optimistic about lovely spring weather, I went to the desk to work, with thoughts of a nice afternoon walk in mind. But while I wasn’t looking, the weather pulled an April Fool’s Day trick on me. Before I could say “Pesce d’Aprile,” the clouds came. And then the wind felt left out and decided to come for the laughs. Raindrops were just falling on my head as I went out to bring in the mail.

 

Oh, well. Isn’t that just spring for you? Hope you all are having a trick free day. And watch out for becoming the Pesce d’Aprile!