Flowers at Casa Debbio

Flowers are popping up everywhere at Casa Debbio…wisteria, peonies, wild daisies, aquilegias…soon we will have roses. I love spring at our mountain house.

We have cherry blossoms

The old cherry tree that has been at Casa Debbio years before we came has burst into flower…there will be cherries.

The rain came

We could see the rain coming across the mountains towards Vergemoli and Casa Debbio…

Pre spring report from Casa Debbio

It is almost spring here in Italy. There are lots of signs at Casa Debbio that it is not far off. Daffodils are popping up everywhere…

Goodbye 2016

We have lost too many people this year. We may not have known some of them personally, it seemed that some of them had been part of our lives for a long time. If nothing else it tells us we have to live while we can and make the most of every day.

2016 travels

It is fun to look back over the last year to see all the places we visited. 2016 was a great year for travel and I am looking forward to new adventures in 2017…

Goodbye Italy

It is time to leave lovely Italy and return to my other life. It’s time to say goodbye to Ponte a Serraglio and Casa Debbio for a couple of months.

Pruning the lavender

I have been busy pruning my lavender plants at Casa Debbio. We have nearly 200 plants as well as rosemary, roses, wisteria and other things that need a trim.

Through the mist

I drove through thick fog on my way up to Cass Debbio. As I got higher the mist cleared to reveal our beautiful mountains…