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.
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!
It is good to see some improvement here in Italy. I hope you can come back soon.
I’ve been thinking about Italy and all the wonderful people there. Hopefully everything is returning to normal. Thank you for the wonderful photos.
There has been small changes to start bringing things back to normal. Let’s hope it continues.
Great to hear news of return to normality. Hopefully we can return in the near future and help support the local community.
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.
The plants look beautiful, as usual. Let’s hope that the weather will be kind to them.
I hope so too. I am still at Casa Debbio and will have to go down to Ponte regularly to water the plants. Occasional rain would be good.
This makes me so happy! Thanks for the photos.
Let’s hope the number of cases keeps going down and things can open up more.
Your photos are beautiful showing the valley and the beautiful green hills. I wish I was there to share in the joy. Thank you.
Spring is a beautiful time to be here. I hope the situation continues to improve.
it’s so good to finally hear good news from Italy.
Just a little bit. There is a long way to go, but Ponte was a lot more lively than when I went down last week.
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.
I hope things will continue to improve. If the numbers keep going down there will be more things open.
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.
You just made my day better.
Flowers are not just plants, they reflect our hopes for the future. Such a nice, strong message from Bagni di Lucca. Thank you Debra, and all the best…
The flowers certainly cheer things up a bit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a message.
Hello from Parma… those flowers are lovely…I hope the pansies last. Mine started to protest as soon as the heat arrived.
Hello Parma, a beautiful city. I love it! I don’t expect the pansies to last much longer. I hope the geraniums grow and fill the space.