The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. Spring is getting ready to show its lovely face in Bagni di Lucca.
These pretty crocuses were growing beside the road, I almost stepped on them.
Snowdrops growing on the rock wall on the way to La Villa.
Tiny violets are appearing.
These terraces are covered with crocuses.
My daffodils are growing.
It won’t be long now and the trees will turn green before our eyes.
Oh those tiny violets. So sweet. Looks like heaven to me Debra!
I love the violets too.
Hi Debra, browsing the photography tag, the words Bagni di Lucca caught my eye, and I was wondering whether I’d find you behind this. I’ve been reading your Bagni di Lucca and Beyond blog for a while, so this was a nice surprise! Love the snowdrops and the crocuses.
Bagni di Lucca and Beyond went off track a bit from the original intent, which is fine, but I wanted to go back just this area with the new blog. I also have one on Helsinki, called Beautiful Helsinki, because I love that city too.
Are you getting any rain? This winter has been a very dry one.
We had a day of rain, but not very heavy. We definitely need more. I have never seen the river as low as it is now.
We love the photos of the spring flowers as our terraces at Ponte a Diana are full of the tiny violets followed closely by thousands of violas, we are in England at the moment but hope to be back in about 10 days to enjoy the spring there.
Barbara & John
The days are warm and sunny now and the trees are just beginning to get their leaves. By the time you get here things will really be moving along.
The flowers are gorgeous; I can’t believe how quickly Spring is taking over from that icy, snowy Winter. You mentioned growing peonies in a pot earlier. How do you care for them over winter? Do they need any sun, water, etc? I planted one in the garden in Cembroni two years ago; it didn’t thrive and it died over the Winter. Could I just move a pot into a barn or into the house and leave it unattended? We usually arrive in May.
Love your blog. All the best,
My peony is in a pot and because my balcony is very exposed I take them to a friend’s garden where it is more sheltered,but peonies thrive here and should just die back for the winter and come back to life when spring comes. They grow by the sides of the roads. I’m sure yours will reappear soon.
Stupid me!!! I dug it out. I will certainly try again this year – perhaps one in a pot and one in the ground. I adore peonies!
The peonies are just starting to shoot now.
There is a post on the blog called My Peony which shows my plant growing from nothing to a gorgeous peony last spring.
Wow!!! That’s amazing! Thank you very much Debra; I will certainly try again.
Can’t wait to get back. We usually go in May but can’t make it until July this year.
All the best,
Talked with Wendy yesterday – she suggested I stop by to see you blog. am so glad I did. We may be visiting in October should be a beautiful time of year.
love the crocuses – remeinds me of home.
Last autumn in Bagni di Lucca was absolutely gorgeous. I hope it is the same for you this year.
Gorgeous European spring!
It is warming up.
Hi loving your blog. Found it just after we booked a house at Riolo for early July. Lovely to be able to find out so much about the area. I’m busy planning out trips and now looking at so many options to do & to eat! – so glad I found your site.
You will love it here. I hope to get to Riolo soon to take some photos.
Love the crocuses. What a beautiful time of year. Here (where I live in Northern Spain) the meadows are also carpeted with wild flowers right now. So hard to do it justice with a camera – you have done an excellent job!
The lighting was all wrong where I was trying to get those photos of the terraces, it was far more beautiful than it looks here.
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The flowers are so beautiful. 🙂
Soon there will be peonies and roses everywhere.
Nice…I would love to see the photos of those flowers soon.
Hi Debra, I am so glad to see you on the “freshly pressed’ page today, well deserved Congratulations! The pictures, are as beautiful as ever. Thanks for sharing bella Bagni de Lucca with us!
Being Freshly Pressed is a lot of fun, and a nice little boost for my new blog.