September 09, 2007

Calabria and Beautiful Flora (part II)

It takes a summer full of sunshine, just enough rain and a mild winter to be surrounded by this beautiful and colourful flora in Calabria in the South of Italy.

Photo from top: pink oleander with blue clematis (?), pink bougainvillea, palm trees with purple bougainvillea

Enjoy the last days of summer. Two more weeks and summer will end officially.

09.09: Buon cumpleanno to my MIL!


  1. Hi Suzy! Such beautiful flowers! I can understand why you love it here. I looks like you are progressing on the house? So many decisions. It is so hard to decide on the final things. Good luck with it all! :)

  2. Gorgeous! I just love the flowers around here--so brilliant, vibrant, simply lovely :)

  3. Hi Katie,
    I am a very slow decision maker. Sometimes it makes my tummy feel sick, when my husband goes shopping with me and I feel that he wants to buy NOW!
    We have a silver Siemens fridge now in our kitchen (to be shipped to Pizzo later). It is so fat but short... if I would have had more time to think about it, I would have bought a slimmer one that is a bit higher and silver on the sides as well (and not just grey)... well, I was too slow and tired that evening he pulled me to the shop. At least I was able to stop him from buying two washdryers before checking on the internet. Now I have to prove that two single machines, a washing machine and a dryer do a better job than two in one, the washdryer, which only is needed if you have space problems. Right?

  4. Ciao Bella,
    I have checked your blog today (again). Your paese calabrese is quiet impressing. And so are you with your decision moving there! It seems the right place for you. Love to read more!

  5. Suzie, these are gorgeous photos! One of the best things about living here in Florida is the abundance of some of these same plants, especially the oleander and bouganvillea, that you have theer in Calabria. I never get tired of seeing them blooming year-round. They add so much color and beauty to any space.

  6. Hi Suzie! Yes! I highly recommend a seperate washer and dryer. With a combined unit you have to wait for it to cycle through both wash and dry before starting the next load of laundry. If only one load, not so bad, but for multiple loads, takes much longer!