In the impossibly bright days of early April, all superlatives felt meaningless against the glory of early Spring on the Coastline. Energizing and exhilarating, the perfection and beauty of the Amalfi Coast had me awestruck even after twenty four years here.
My days would begin drowsily, the shutters thrown open to the early morning so as to not miss one second of the sea view from my room. My husband would spoil me with breakfast in bed with the orange marmalade I’d made in February and small delectable slices of homemade Easter Pastiera or pieces of chocolate egg.
Slowly I’d breathe in the drifting perfume from the wisteria over our pergola mixed with the sweet scent of orange and lemon blossom and listen to the gentle waves lapping the shore.
I counted my blessing because not only was I lucky enough to be here in my favorite time of the year but strolling through town was an immense pleasure. The weather was perfect, I didn’t risk being run over by a jettison of cars and buses, and the piazza at the base of town was still trickling tourists rather than pouring them.
But best of all, I’ d caught Positano at it’s height of the wisteria season.
From top to toe, the town was festooned in swags of purple blossom. The pastel, white and ochre buildings were draped elegantly across terraces and balustrades and their dripping blooms would pour enticingly through the rustic pergolas.
Ancient trunks wove from who–knows-where in the tiny alleyways, to creep across shop faces and apartments.
All the way down to the beach, shaded walks would draw the eye skyward, and the colors would rival with the clear blue skies and the yellow of the lemons.
It felt like paradise. It was paradise. I could tell…
I've been there, I've seen it. Oh, it is as beautiful as your photos!
Stunning, the wisteria is just starting to bloom here, a few more days of sunshine but I doubt it will be as beautiful as on the Amalfi coastline!
What beautiful images you paint. Enjoy the Positano spring!
Oh, so jealous...i was just there this exact time a couple of years ago...
So much pleasure has to be wicked! ;)
Thank you for taking these amazing shots of our wonderful wisterias scattered around town. Each year I enjoy it more than the previous even more so as it's a flower that doesn't last too long unfortunately. But when it blooms, it's MAGIC.
That's it - I'm headed out to grab some wisteria for my deck! So gorgeous!!!
Wow! Just wow!
Thank you for the beautiful reminder of such a wonderful time of year in Positano. I can't wait to go back.
How wonderful. I would count my blessings too, if I had such a fabulous place stay and with sea views like yours :-) As you say "Paradise"!
Oh my word I just re-read it, ..24 years!!!!
oh what beautiful wisteria cladding your town...I just love how the gnarly old trunks send forth such beauty.
We don't have wisteria here in Qld but has it in the cooler climate of NZ, and of course Japan is well endowed, in fact only this afternoon I was composing a wisteria ukiyo-e post to accompany a wisteria haiku..
I went to a wisteria temple in Nara.
I showed my husband these pictures and we reminisced, going back to our month in Italy and it was May when we began the holiday in Ischia where our villa's entrance was bedecked in wisteria.
Thank you for the lovely post.
Your photos are so, so beautiful! I must got to Positano outside of the tourist season as it would be so much more beautiful.
The trees are just gorgeous!! And I would have loved to include you on my Amalfi post...., will do a separate post in the near future with some of your lovely shots.
pretty, pretty, pretty!
Oh, what beautiful pictures.
You do live in a gorgeous place and wisteria to add to that is just magical! Gorgeous photos! Have a fabulous day! xxoo :)
I'm so jealous!!
I love wisteria, these photos are just gorgeous. I'd really like to come and check out your neck of the woods, it has been a long long time.
Ciao! That's it... next sunny day and I'm on my way to Positano! I hope to get there to take in this magical beauty. Wisteria season is one of my favorites! Oddly enough, it's just starting to bloom this week around Amalfi. Check out the photos I'm just posting today on Ciao Amalfi. It's just that little but warmer in Positano to make the difference! :-)
Stunning - looks like a film set.
I love Positano this time of year as well.
Paradise on earth for sure! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos, I've always loved wisteria.
Gorgeous photos! Although it just made me what to return to Positano.
These flowers are beautiful! It would be like waking up to an amazing dream every day. Thank you for sharing these pictures.
It truly is a magical place. Was there once in the dead of winter and it was still beautiful, in an austere sort of way...
Thanks for sharing this beautiful view. I wish i could be there o see this. I love the way click the beauty of flowers...
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