Spring in Umbria

Spring in Umbria

Spring in Umbria

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...

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Visiting new holiday rental in North Umbria, Italy

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...

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Swarm of bees

Swarm of bees

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...

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Yellow

Yellow

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).

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Bizzy bees

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...

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Lilae

Lilae

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.

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The Pro way

The Pro way

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...

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