Round trip of Cortona in Spring

Cortona is turning greener everyday, with more and more blossoms and flowers appearing...

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”  A great quote, by an unknown author said to be inspired by spring (and a whole lot more, I would say!).
A Spring that even this year, after 12+ months of Covid and despite the slow roll-out of vaccines across Europe, still manages to weave its magic. We miss our friends and clients, we miss the buzz and activity of Cortona ‘springing’ to life after the long dark days of winter, but the swallows have returned, as will you; albeit somewhat later than planned.
In the meantime, here are some more images of Cortona with its hillsides turning from brown to iridescent green; with red poppies and purple irises cutting a swathe through carpeted meadows with assorted hues of wild flowers; with olive groves shimmering in liquid silver, sustained by weathered stone walls - a testament to time and tradition - on backdrops of bright blue, but more often, moody skies.
We hope you enjoy them!
Spring flowers everywhere....and also a lone pheasant!
Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio
Love the capacity of my zoom to get close up detail!
Santa Margerita with the Fortezza above
Fields are being ploughed...
Olive trees are being pruned...
Valdichiana turning greener by the day...
Poppies and olive trees...
...and irises and wild flowers...
Mirror image!
Cortona's Cathedral
Cortona's Duomo in blossom
Bell tower...
Parterre in Spring green
Alison Koetser, 12/04/2021 11:38:11
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