Greetings, GPOD. I’m Jan Le Clair from Kingston, Ontario. My backyard has been featured earlier than. Right this moment I’m submitting on-the-road pics. I’ve now traveled twice to Sicily for lengthy stays. Right this moment, I believed a couple of common pics from the jap aspect of the island can be one thing readers may get pleasure from these winter weeks. Oh, to journey as soon as once more!
This primary grouping is from the property of the Paternò Marquis in Castello di San Giuliano, between Catania and Siracusa (Syracuse). The marquis and his late spouse Fiamma Ferragamo (finest referred to as principal designer of the Ferragamo shoe label) spent a number of a long time renewing the gardens. What a treasure.
This second grouping was taken on a day journey to Taormina, the place ‘i famosi’ collect yearly for the movie fest. Balcony gardens right here had been enjoyable in addition to lovely. The well-known aristocratic head planters are seen all around the island.
I used to be so caught up in the fantastic thing about the spilling bougainvillea on this image that I didn’t see the little white pet poking his head into the image till we had been again at our lodgings later within the day.
A stunning water characteristic is tucked right into a quiet alcove.
This remaining grouping was taken on one in every of my every day walks round Ortigia, on la lunga tangenziale, or the ring highway and walkway surrounding Ortigia. The “aquarian” sculpture as I referred to as it, greets you simply earlier than you head into a lovely public backyard space with benches. One can solely think about stopping right here on a blisteringly scorching summer time day to pause within the shade, catch an ocean breeze, and likewise to pattern some gelato, granita, or—if you’re adventurous—the chilly salted lemon drinks accessible from native kiosks.