UMBRIA, Italy— We are here! Yesterday was arrival day and gorgeous, blue skys, warm temps. I gardened before even unpacking. What fun, then coffee and and gelato in sun and hugs around the village. Hundreds. Oh Joy.
Then came back and went out to dinner. More joy. How good was dinner at Masolino’s? Teenage girls raving about it. Artichoke on fresh handmade pasta, fresh leeks of the season on tagliatelli. Stefi remembered that I usually rave on her panacotta with fresh fruit. and did again. Have we truly died and gone to heaven? Close enough.
Today we have rain for the garden and all of Italy is green green green. Almost neon fields of new baby crops coming up. Our garden is ready to explode in bowers of yellow roses. Can’t wait. Went out in the pouring rain to Angela’s garden shop near Chiusi and got a few flowers, some sage advice, and ordered some verbena to replace the ones that got caught out in an extra cold February. The daisies? The Italian word for daisy is Margherita. So our Margherita Daisies are a fine bit of redundancy. Anyway, my wife is Midge but really Mary Margaret (Margherita) so they are in her honor. Our house is on Piazza Regina Margherita (Queen Daisy) and we call our house Casa Margherita.
Having fun deli lunch with the girls and a fire in the new woodstove and later dinner with friends. Take that jet lag! All is fine. More news as it comes in.
See you in Italy,