The weather these days in Sicily is just perfect in every way. Clear, refreshing days with big bowl-of-blue skies and light breezes. Rain once every week or so, just enough to turn the earth green again and give you reason to break out your cooler weather gear. And then there are the hints of changing color on Mt. Etna, which we are taking every opportunity to see.
Last Saturday we joined our dear friends the Arthurs for another hike on Mt. Etna. It was a perfect day: a picnic, a fireplace (even if we forgot marshmallows), a beautiful climb, and a magnificent view. Oh, and kids wearing themselves out with happy play!
Elise in her new hat
Mama Arthur and her brood
Lena and Lucas
The fire builders and their helpers. (Josh: "It's easier to wear Elise's hat than carry it for her.")
How young families hike.
The final push and then the summit.
"There's our town, guys, can you see it?"
my gentle husband
we three and Mt. Etna