The glorious hills of Umbria are slowly but surely changing to their green colour, the mimosa is blooming everywhere, Spring is in the air! March is still a period of very unstable weather, but the temperatures are pleasant and the days begin to get longer. Many of you already know that we rent out villas in Umbria through our website and we always look for […]
I am training for the Rotterdam marathon. I need to run long distances in this period. It is important that I follow my training schedule before running the marathon as well as eat and rest properly. With work and other responsibilities this is not always easy but I like it and I love running. The winter months in Umbria were cold and wet and I do not like running at […]
We visit many holiday homes in Umbria but sometimes you happen to come across one of these that stand out from the rest. Today was such a day. Beautiful scenery, not far away from the main road, friendly owner, what else would you want from a holiday home? I have made a few pictures that I collected in this you tube video. – Posted by […]
There I was, innocently watering the flower pots, when suddenly hell broke loose. The sound a swarm of bees is making, is incredible. Overwhelming. So … I ran! From a safe distance I watched the huge flying ball of bees. They kept hovering in front of one of the houses. I soon became impatient and got used to the noise. I finished the watering and […]
Spring brings many colors, but yellow is overly present. And green. Many types of green. The Italian word ‘sfumatura’ comes to mind … hints (of green).
Yes the bees are back and already very bizzy. We have some flowering cabbages, great for ornamental gardens btw and the flying community is flocking to it. We are very busy as well so please excuse us enjoy the pictures.
In Italian these are called ‘Lilla’ (in Dutch ‘Sering’). The Italian and English make a lot more sense than the Dutch word for these impressive flowers that come accompanied with a wonderful smell.
As mentioned before it is the time of the year to go hunting for the slender wild asparagus stalks. Well, I say hunting it is more searching with a very big S. You see one of the great talents of the wild asparagus is to hide itself from view. You know the shoots have to be there because you can see the prickly dead weeds […]