Snowy Volcano, Pink Flamingos, and Sunny Beaches

December 26, 2009

The title sums up our recent Sicilian experiences. Last Sunday we were sledding down the side of an active volcano covered in snow. And this past Sunday we were playing on the beach. We decided to venture back to Vendicari Nature Reserve and on the way we took a scenic detour through the coastal town of Avola (second pic). When we finally arrived at the nature preserve, we were awed to discover hundreds of flamingos. It really made me wish I had a bigger camera lens so I could have captured it, but perhaps it is better to store it away in my head as one of those magical moments that can never really be captured. I hate to rub this in, but good grief...we are so lucky to live here on this wild and wonderful island. Seriously, wild flamingos and snow both within an hour's drive?!!!
likeschocolate said...

You are lucky! How fun!

Cami said...

That IS amazing!

Lorraine said...

Magical. Sounds like a diverse island with plenty of beauty to keep you occupied!

morninglight mama said...

Holy cow!! What an experience for your kids!

Juniper said...

Wow- great photos, once again am tempted to take that boat over! Flamingos- who would have thought?!!
Yes- the great weather continues!

Laurie said...

Rub it in away...you are SO going to get lots of visits this way! :-)

katy said...

amazing!!

Francesca said...

It is a (is)land of contrast in all senses. And it's beautiful, and I'm always grateful when I read someone appreciating it.

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