Right now in Sorrento, the lupines are the star of the show.
After 2 days of cold and rain I brought my camera on today's walk to try and capture them while the sun was still out.
You're going to think it sounds a little Peyton Place-like if I don't explain it right though.
So here goes. There is this couple we know that were for a long time not together anymore. And today while we were out walking, they drove past us smiling and waving, just like it was old times. It felt good to see that.
Between the scent of the lupines (I think they smell like patchouli) and the sea roses, I almost failed to notice the pile of cast off items way up ahead of us.
Items that were put out for the bulky trash pick up that is scheduled for this weekend. So just what is this bulky trash pick up you ask? What it is, is pure delight. Everyone in Sorrento gets to dispose of items they no longer want and are too bulky for a normal trash pick up. Most of the items kicked to the curb never actually get picked up by the garbage truck. It becomes more of a neighborhood swap and anyone is welcome to anything they can find in each other's bulky trash. The good stuff goes fast. Like this painting we spotted tonight. It's not quite finished though, but I was instantly drawn to it and immediately recognized the spot in Sorrento where it was painted.
Henri's spur of the moment reaction to seeing that couple together again.
Amidst the salt air, lupines and roses, it really is a lovely place to be in love.
And to get the chance to lay claim to a discarded treasure for your very own too.