Thursday, April 17, 2008

La Zagara- il fiore dell’ arancio

Spring is here and the scent of zagara is in the air…

With its five soft, delicate petals, the pure and innocent beauty of the orange blossom exudes such a complex fragrance.

We have citrus groves all around us. Last week when Scirocco, the warm African wind, blew over Sicily, it carried into the streets the sweet, intense, scent of the zagara.

2 comments:

Leanne said...

Hi Jill,
Just came across your site and wanted to say hello, and that lucky you for living in Sicily! I lived in Taormina last year and love Sicily so much: the people, food...well all but the scirocco winds...but I do remember fondly the scent of flowers in the air as you described. Ahh...the days...

Jilli said...

Ciao Leanne,
The scent of the flowers are amazing... I look forward to reading more about your travels. If you make it back to Sicily let me know!