This evening I was out folding the laundry while admiring all the spring blossoms that have burst out in the last week. Just when it seems like those cold days of winter will never end, suddenly spring arrives and everything feels better in the warm...

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[caption id="attachment_1755" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="The colors of spring are arriving on the Amalfi Coast!"][/caption] That color there—the intoxicatingly beautiful turquoise—is one of my favorite signs of spring in Amalfi. Now through May, the sea is often the clearest that you'll see all year long, and the...

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[caption id="attachment_1688" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Sunshine in Amalfi with snow high in the mountains above"][/caption] The colors of February on the Amalfi Coast are some of the most vivid and striking of the entire year. The sea in Amalfi turns a particular shade of intense blue that...

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