Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cinque Terre Italia

A hike in the Cinque Terre region of Italy - ahhhh, nothing better for a beautiful getaway! The scenery is ever changing, passing from cliffs to olive groves with organic honey bees to pine forests & perched villages with vineyards & gelatto!

I could spend hours telling you all about the amazing plantlife & geological formations...

Absolutely fabulous & worth seeing. Unfortunately it was raining so we did not go for a swim - just another reason to go back!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Première cocinelle!

Youpiiiie! Trop beau! Sans les arrêts picnics on peut beaucoup louper!

Monday, April 2, 2012


I have never seen so much lichen in my life as this winter.

I do not know if it is due to the super cold spell we had for so long in February (minus 37!!) or if it is because of the massive storms we had in Dec & Jan that broke & uprooted so many trees.

If anyone wants to find out about the fascinating story behind lichen, this is the time!
Contact me for a walk any time!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring in the Alpes

Hepatica (sounds like a disease! poor flower!) popping up through the ground wherever it can. And the trees are starting to bud, the willows are already pollinating! Spring can be so much fun to watch happen.