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April / Aprile

April, come she will,
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain...

Don't you just love the coming of Springtime? The Nature comes back to life almost suddendly, and year after year I'm struck by the amazingness all around me.
I wish you all to enjoy this wonderful season, with lots of new strength and creative inputs!

Non amate l'arrivo della Primavera? La Natura torna alla vita quasi all'improvviso, e anno dopo anno resto senza parole di fronte allo spettacolo che offre.
Vi auguro di godervi questa stagione meravigliosa, con nuova forza e stimoli creativi!

Oh, and if you don't know the song from which the two verses above come from, please, enjoy!

Oh, e se non conoscete la canzone da cui provengono i due versi dell'inizio del post, ascoltatela...


  1. Beautiful flower!
    Happy Spring!:*

  2. Io adoro la Primavera :è la mia stagione preferita e ogni anno cerco di godermi il più possibile il miracolo della natura che si risveglia.Felice Primavera e Buona Pasqua a te,Valentina!

  3. raccolgo il tuo suggerimento

  4. I'm loving the coming of Spring too! It's always such a hopeful joyous season, with promise of things to come.
    Happy Easter!
    Jacqui xx

  5. La natura che si risveglia mette tanta felicità e speranza!!!Un grosso bacione!!

  6. Oh I love spring, too! Flowers and green everywhere, singing birds... so many positive vibes, wonderful ♥. Happy Spring to you!!

  7. Con la bellezza dei colori e del fiore stesso auguro anche a te una nuova forza e tanta creatività ....Sereno week end

  8. Spring is a lovely time of year. And I can't imagine spring not happening in April - it must be very strange in the southern hemisphere to have spring in September.

  9. I was just thinking this morning that I should remind myself, on the gloomiest days of winter, that the beautiful colours, scents and sounds of Spring are worth the wait!
    It certainly gets my imagination germinating!
    Hope you are enjoying some of the delights too!
    Ali x

  10. Ieri sera annusavo l'aria, profumava di erba scaldata dal sole. Io amo questa stagione.


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