There is so much beauty in Italy, I can cry thinking about it...the art, the architecture, the duomos and tiny chapels, the green valleys, stone houses, cypress lined roads, the seascapes, the arches, the hill towns and vineyards, the olive groves, oh my, but for me, nothing quite does it like a field of sunflowers or POPPIES!
We had a great poppy field close by, as well as many scattered blooms along the road, and the beautiful Spanish broom was a blaze of yellow.
I remember our first May trip to Italy in 2003. I must have made Brad pull off the road ten times a day to either pick a bunch for a vase, or to take photos. He was a saint, but I couldn't get enough. We have a whole guest room devoted to poppy "stuff", and I will have to refrain from making these a screen saver, or I could spend hours a day staring at these flowers.
Does it get any better than this?