Happy Labor Day! Hope you enjoyed the first of May with a little bit of fresh air, even if the weather forecast hasn't been great for Northern Italy. After almost 15 years in the United States when Labor Day always marked for me the 'end of summer', now it marks for me 'spring is here-summer is coming'.
And what better way to celebrate than to share with you some spring flowers fresh from Stefano's mother's garden here in Valtellina.
Beautiful fluffy pink and gigantic peonies. How gorgeous they are!
There's plenty more on the huge bush outside where they came from. The blossoms just seemed to have magically appeared. There was no sign of them two weeks ago.
Some hot pink rhododendrum blooms.
Lots and lots of round white puffs of petals in the backyard. I'm not sure what these are called.
And some cheery tulips.
Happy first of May!