You could see the various shades of blue sea in the previous post (check it HERE ) and today I continue with the endless green fields.
I have been to Sicily before a few years ago on the western part of the island where I saw many forest fires. Due to the hot climate it is quite usual just as the fells and scaups as the constant 40 Celsius put plants to a hard test. However nature compensates brilliantly as some rare, tropical heat loving plants enjoy the climate and olive trees are just as usual to spot as palm trees which reach the sky. Both were found in the garden of our villa, next to the almond trees which I never seen before. It was a first time experience to touch the green and hairy fruits which produce the main income source for the people in Avola, the village we stayed in. They even import it to various parts of Italy and obviously we took a big package to our bags when returing home to Milan. Those almonds taste more real, more almond – hard to put it into words!
The path leading to the bay near our villa was surrounded by lemon trees and on the way I was excited to pick up the lemons from the ground as usually I pick them from a shelf in a supermarket. As I learned they have various types of this fruit and I could even taste one of them which were sweeter than usual lemon. I have seen agave plants before but in Hungary they are usually 10 cm small while in Sicily they were taller than me!
Nella’s family has a weekend house up among the hills with a huge garden around where you hardly find any kitchen vegetables but rather olive trees and lemon everywhere, next to other tropical plants. It was a magnificent spot to take some pictures of Jane Watson’s amazing dress and my Marco was happy to join in some of the pictures. This dress was definitely a stepping out of my comfortzone as I never wore anything without a bra (those with big bust understand me well) but as it has an open back with hundreds of emroidered stones, I had no other choice and surprisingly after a few moments I did not feel strange at all.
Dress: Jane Watson
Photo: Marco Di Giovanni