Il Sole~

Let the sunshine…let the sunshine in~

For the past three weeks I have been in Birmingham, Alabama working a production of The Marriage of Figaro. It has been glorious to sit in a room and listen to beautiful voices sing in Italian.

What has not been glorious is the weather. Just when I thought winter had left the South, it reappeared with an unending series of chilly and rainy days, most often overcast and gray—until today.

Today was a day where the sun was out, the sky was blue, and the weather was warm. It was a day where there was still enough nip in the air to remind you that it is not quite spring and yet if this were to be October that same nip would remind you that summer was on its way out. It was exactly like the day we visited the isle of Capri two years ago with friends.

Capri—which Italians pronounce “CAP-ree” stressing the first syllable—is as beautiful an island as one can imagine. Although packed to the brim with tourists between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., which is when the ferries drop off the first and pick up the last of the visiting throngs, the island is charming enough to overcome this daily invasion. The next time we go I want to stay on Capri and experience the island after the mass exodus at 5:30 p.m.

With the upper Midwest dealing with rising water and winter still having a grip on other parts of the nation, I thought I’d make this a simple post about a beautiful day here in Alabama with photos of a most beautiful day there in Capri.



-The water surrounding Capri is so incredibly clear and blue—looking down from the scenic overlook high above, the boats appear to be floating on liquid glass. Una bellissima vista!