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Primavera Prosecco

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Lunch on a balcony, in the little restaurant: Dietro L’Angolo, overlooking the town of Monreale (Sicily). Lemon groves and a hazy blue  sky, with the sea visible in the distance. How I love to visit Italy.     Glorious! Sun, Prosecco aperitif, wine, fresh fish and olives—What more could you ask for!   © Alison Day […]

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Silk Floss

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Walking through the cloisters of the Cattedrale di Monreale (Sicily), I came across this unusual looking tree. At first glance its huge fruit could be mistaken for avocados, but a look at its comical, baobab-shaped and prickly trunk told me otherwise.     The Silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa), originates in the tropical forests of […]