Waiting for the sun
It has been raining on the Amalfi Coast and throughout much of Italy. A lot. This is the rainy time of year, but one does tend to miss the sun after awhile. Earlier this week I looked out the bedroom window to this view of a rain storm passing by at sea. Just after the storm the horizon was clear with a little touch of pink from the sunset. Nature is so massively beautiful that it’s hard to miss the sun too much with spectacular shows like this. Wishing you a sunny weekend!
See past Foto . . . → Read More: Foto Friday: After the Storm
Ever wonder how Capo d'Orso between Maiori and Erchie got its name? Let's ask this fellow.
Just between Maiori and the little village of Erchie the Amalfi coastline juts out into the sea and comes to a cape called Capo d’Orso. The means Cape of the Bear. I’ve been told that there haven’t ever really been bears around this part of Italy. Instead, the name seems to have come from a unique rock formation that looks like the head of a bear looking down the coastline in the direction of Amalfi. While I’ve seen it many a time coming around one . . . → Read More: Seeing the Bear at Capo d’Orso
What a view to find outside the window this morning!
This morning started in the usual way. Laying in bed I was already awake, as I usually am, and listening for the bells of the church next door to ring three times, three times in a row at 7am. Ding ding ding, ding ding ding, ding ding ding. Toulouse wakes up when he hears the church bells and meows. It’s time to start the day! Between making coffee for my husband and oatmeal for me, there’s a moment of chaos with our outdoor cats coming in and going out and Toulouse . . . → Read More: Orange Sunrise on the Amalfi Coast
Ringing in the New Year watching the fireworks over Ravello!
This year we counted down to midnight on New Year’s Eve with family in Ravello while watching the fireworks going off in Minori, Maiori and all up and down the Cilento Coast. Ravello puts on their Capodanno fireworks display after midnight and we were able to catch them from a spectacular viewing point in Scala. Wow! I hope everyone reading here had a lovely and memorable New Year’s Eve with family and friends. I’d love to hear how you celebrated!
The beginning of a new year is favorite time for me – . . . → Read More: Happy New Year – Buon Anno!
The first taste of winter on the Amalfi Coast!
Yesterday morning we awoke to a wintry surprise … snow! A cold front blew down from the mountains overnight and left a light dusting of snow at the highest elevations along the Amalfi Coast. Even at the top of Scala the cars were covered with a slushy white covering we don’t see all that often here. I bundled up and went out first thing in the morning for a hair cut appointment in Ravello. I forgot to grab my camera before heading out the door, but I did snap a few photos . . . → Read More: November Snow on the Amalfi Coast