Today has been a beautiful, Spring day in northern Italy. While we haven't had much cold or snow, we have had a ton of rain recently. That made today's sun and 60 degrees especially welcome.
I came across a new salad recipe (Arugula Orange Salad) to try only to discover that I had sent the last of our oranges to school with Morgan for her snack. I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and walk the mile to the open air market in the next town. I'm so glad I did. I saw and heard such fun things.
Sights:: Gorgeous blue sky, snowy mountain tops, buds on trees, flower blooms, bees, people working in their gardens, a baby hanging out in his pack and play on the patio while his mama did housework and the first butterfly of the season. (A sweet woman tried to point it out to me. It took me a while to catch on to what she was saying. Once I say it, I responded with "Ah! Primavera." I'm sure you are impressed with my Italian.)
Sounds:: The breeze as it moved through the trees, birds chirping, rugs being shaken out, "The Macarena" through open windows (that baby's mama knows how to rock the housework), "Que bella oggi" (It's beautiful today) from a sweet older woman who was sweeping her porch as I walked by, an extra hint of contentment and joy in the voices of all I met along the way.
Que bella, indeed.