fall color in Sicily

Ever since I returned to Sicily last week, I’ve been feeling sad about leaving beautiful fall color behind in Virginia.  We love living here, but there’s just nothing like autumn on the East Coast.  I think it’s the rich color saturation of everything: leaves, clothes, sky, scarves, apples, boots, lipstick, pumpkins. 
Last week my friend Becca mentioned that there is fall color on Mt. Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, which is just a 45-min drive from our house.   Quick, gather a crew and let’s go hiking!  With two of our closest family friends here, we drove up to the slopes of the volcano, picnics packed and children in tow. 

Aren’t the kids cute?  Elliott and I got to see what “hiking” will look like in a few years when Lena’s a little older and we add a babe or two to our family!  These are some rockstar parents, folks.

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11 Responses to fall color in Sicily

  1. Tiffany Le October 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Lovely pics. I wish us Floridians could experience Fall :]

    http://heart-skips-abeat.blogspot.com

  2. Ashlyn October 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    What prompted you to move to Sicily?

    I studied abroad in college in Milan and I miss Italy every day. It was easily the best experience of my life.

  3. No(dot dot)el October 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Way to make your surroundings work for you! I am sure I would be the same way if I lived somewhere that didn’t have Fall foliage because it’s my favorite season. But seriously, you LIVE in Sicily. That would be a dream come true for me. Oh hi, I’m new here. My name is Noël. MY families heritage is Italian and I have been to Venice, and have every intention of returning, but now I can just mentally prepare for no fall there… ;( that’s gonna take some getting used to.
    What brought you there?
    Your pics of the kiddos are super cute btw. I look forward to reading more here. Found you through the link up.

  4. Erika October 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    What great photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog today… I’m excited to read more about your adventures in Italy!

  5. Amy Rene October 30, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    what a beautiful day! i’m also about 25 weeks along- so exciting! you have a lovely blog here. I’m glad to have found your blog, too. :)

  6. Andrea {blonde ambitions} October 30, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    What an amazing day! The colors are gorgeous and the kids looked like they had a great time!

  7. Emily October 30, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Beautiful photos!

  8. Tyler October 30, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Beautiful pictures :)

  9. Milynn {Love + Whimsy} October 30, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    What a beautiful place to go for a picnic and to be outdoors!

  10. Amanda Rose October 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    It looks like you had a fun time finding fall foliage in foreign places. Great way to make use of your surroundings.

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

  11. Maggy October 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    I’m glad you to got to find some local colors :) congrats on 27 weeks, you look great Becca!!

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