Ponte flowers

This morning I planted the geraniums on the bridge at Ponte a Serraglio. I was happy to see Bar Italia open for takeaway. The fresh food shop next door was open and busy. The pharmacy had a well spaced queue in front and the Tabacchi was open. Life is beginning to return to the piazza.

It was a beautiful spring morning.


I left the yellow pansies because they have some life left in them. With some luck they will last until the geraniums grow bigger.


26 thoughts on “Ponte flowers

  1. Thank you, Debra! Both for planting the flowers, and also for sharing insights and photos for those of us that aren’t there. Not sure when I’ll be back. I want it to be comfortable, and safe for all involved! Ciao!

  2. I’ve been thinking about Italy and all the wonderful people there. Hopefully everything is returning to normal. Thank you for the wonderful photos.

    • A few restrictions have been removed. If the rate of infection goes down there should be more. I am looking forward to sitting in a restaurant on 1st June if all goes well.

  3. Your photos are beautiful showing the valley and the beautiful green hills. I wish I was there to share in the joy. Thank you.

  4. So lovely to see the flowers on the bridge Deb. Such a treat for locals at this time. Great to hear that the piazza has reopened – hopefully a sign that Italy is well on the road to recovery.

  5. Beautiful, Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately we will not be coming to San Cassiabo this year. Stay safe and well.

    • I arrived in a Italy as the first deaths began to appear in the north. I decided to stay at our isolated house in the Garfagnana once lockdown started as I thought it would be a safe place to be and we have a large garden where I can work and walk. I am now allowed to go to Ponte, only for the day, which is great.

  6. Hello from Parma… those flowers are lovely…I hope the pansies last. Mine started to protest as soon as the heat arrived.

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