Umbria – Green Heart of Italy!

Always worth looking at pretty piccies of grapes!!

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FIRST PUBLISHED JUNE 1ST 2011 … BUT I LOVED THE SPRINGLIKE PHOTOS, SO I’M REPUBLISHING IT!

They really don’t call Umbria the Green Heart of Italy for nothing, you know!

Right now it’s really living up to its name with the blossoming of that almost fluorescent-lime spring green.  The vines are suddenly looking like they are badly in need of a haircut with tendrils sticking out every which way!

It’s an exciting time to be observing the vines right now with the embryonic grape bunches peeking out from the oversized vine leaves.

Then Mother Nature makes sure there is a splash of colour against this sea of green as far as the eye can see, she dots and swirls and bunches the bright red poppies randomly throughout the countryside -you can be out walking and turn a corner to see a field full of poppies almost obliterating the green –…

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