We are now heading back home to Brisbane for a few months to enjoy our lovely winter.
It it is always difficult to leave Bagni di Lucca, especially now when it is looking so beautiful.
The Tiglio trees have their blossoms and walking under one is a delight, the smell is heavenly. Don’t park you car under one however, they leave a sticky mess.
Our petunias are looking great.
Tina’s roses are flourishing.
My window boxes are doing well.
Big white magnolias are everywhere.
The geraniums on the bridge are growing slowly.
There are early morning fishermen in the river.
I have a couple of helpers this year to keep me up to date on happenings in Bagni di Lucca and I have lots of photos to share with you while I am away.
If any of you are passing the flowers on the bridge or the hanging pots, stick your finger in the dirt and if it is dry grab a water bottle, fill it up (there is a tap beside Bar Italia, or the tap at Cova, near the walking bridge) and water the plants…they will love you for it.
It rained a bit for a couple of days and there should be some more rain after Sunday, so the plants will be grateful….
Regular rain will help, it seems the locals don’t appear to be interested in watering the flowers in public areas.
Ciao! I just discovered your blog around midnight while searching for info about Graniaola. My cousins are on a plane 6/18 from the USA to visit the hometown & surrounding area. I forwarded your blog to them. Your photos are AMAZING. I was in Granaiola once in 1979 to see the home my father was born in. Your pictures are a perfect introduction for them. I signed up to follow your adventures in Bagni di Lucca!!!
Thank you for signing up. There are some photos of Granaiola already on the blog and I went recently and took some more. They will be there soon. I’m sure your cousins will love the area.
All looks so beautiful. Of course it would be hard to leave. Have a happy trip back
We are in Hong Kong now, waiting for the last flight. It will be good to be home for a while.
Have a wonderful trip back. Will happily check the flowers on the bridge and water if necessary. Thanks for all that you share while in Bagni di Lucca.
Thank you for checking on the flowers. In really hot weather they dry our quickly. Paul and Sheila will be keeping an eye on them too.
I like that little flowerbox in your bathroom window! We watered them with while taking a shower 😉
That’s how I do it too…easy.
Those bees surely do love the magnolias!
Welcome back Down Under.
We are in Hong Kong…home soon. The bees have a field day with those huge flowers.
So sad to leave that lovely village and garden, I am sure they will be watered.
I hope so, they look great on the bridge and along the river.
You have had a very productive and busy trip so the pace at home may seem a little quiter for you. Relax and enjoy!
Life is much more quiet when I am back in Brisbane, and I miss Bagni di Lucca the minute I leave.
You are leaving on a high Debra! I hope this early summer has been one of your best so far. It looks that way from here!
We got lots done this year. The garden at Casa Debbio is growing nicely and we look forward to seeing the results of summer when we return in September.
Enjoy Brisbane Debra. Hope it’s warmer than Melbourne.
I love winter in Brisbane. The weather is just about perfect.
Safe travels Debra, wishing you a lovely Summer 😎
I am looking forward to a lovely winter in Brisbane.
Looks so beautiful dear Debra, and you know I love this lovely town. Have a nice holiday in winter days and safe travels. I loved the note at the end about the flowers… This is amazing. I wanted to visit there but as always…. Thank you, Blessing and Happiness, love, nia
I hope you visit one day soon Nia.
Enjoy the winter, it is finaly settling in – and everything is green again and growing beautifully. It is perfect weather, with enough dry spots to enjoy the garden. Welcome back!
Ps. Thank you so much for the updates, specially Casa Debbio, you just about can smell your garden there. Amazing job!
Gorgeous!! I will water any dry flowers I see in window boxes from now on!
Thanks Debra. Have been following your blog for a long time. We tend to head to Colli Euganei, s/w of Padova, every year, but I’m so tempted to head your way very soon. Really enjoy your blog!
Thank you following the blog. I hope you visit Bagni di Lucca one day.
I’m not “liking” this post because it means you’re not here. I do hope you had an easy (as easy as possible – that’s a crazy long journey!) trip home. I took a (cleaned out 5L wine) jug of water on my walk to the bar the other night, and watered the flowers using that. I got some funny looks, but maybe it will make them notice what I am doing and join in!