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Ciclismo in Italia 2012

"Era la bici, che dato senso alla mia vita." (Mario Cipollini, corsa ciclista italiano)

"Es war das Fahrrad, das meinem Leben einen Sinn gab" (Mario Cipollini, italienischer Radrennfahrer)

"It was the bicycle which gave a meaning to my life" (Mario Cipollini, Italian racing cyclist)

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Manfred Tinebor

Fiori

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Taken: March 31, 2012
Uploaded: April 01, 2012
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  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    10 years 2 months ago
    Spectacular!  Magnificent!  Breathtaking!  My Mom used to have one of these gorgeous shrubs in our front yard. Ours was the fuchia color. It's one of those shrubs you wish would stay in bloom the entire summer. I also planted one of these in my next-door neighbor's garden; and it lasted for eight years. Unfortunately, two years ago, we had an extremely harsh winter with unusually sub-zero temperatures and the shrub was too fragile for such conditions. If I'm able to get to a good garden center within the next several weeks, I'd like to find one to replace the dead one. It was the perfect shrub for that particular space.
    Luv ya bunches!
    Sweet Caroline
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      10 years 2 months ago
      Yes, dear Sweet Caroline, I like it too. It's a peach bush.
      • Carolynd411 (Private)
        10 years 2 months ago
         I surely missed the mark on that one. I thought this shrub was "Weigela". A closer look at the Peach Bush and you can see the blossoms are fuller with more "puff" to them. I never expected you to acknowledge all my comments, dearest Manfred. I'm so grateful, nonetheless, that you do take the time to comment and/or answer some of my silly questions. So many of your breathtaking captures are of an historical nature, geographical, architectural, floral, etc. I've always been intrigued by the Old World, as well as the variety of cultures in Europe. I'm so thankful you are willing to share information with me about castles, architecture, geographical areas, as well as customs and traditions. These facts are much more interesting coming from an individual rather than a book. I not only enjoy viewing your outstanding (Cont. . .2)
        • Carolynd411 (Private)
          10 years 2 months ago
          (Cont. . .2) albums, but I always learn something from them. Once again, I have to thank you for sharing the breathtaking album of "The Smell of Spring in Italy". I picked a great day to peruse and daydream with this album. Around midnight Sunday is when I began looking at the beautiful flowers, landscape, etc. Several hours later, I ventured upstairs to my kitchen for a few munchies. While waiting for something to heat in the microwave, I decided to take a quick look out my front door. Boy, was I ever surprised! We had two inches of snow on the ground. I knew we had been having light showers throughout the day and evening, but the snow was a real surprise. We continued the sleet, rain, hail, snow, and rain all day Monday, Tuesday, and a few showers today (Wednesday). It has felt (Cont. . .3)
          • Carolynd411 (Private)
            10 years 2 months ago
            (Cont. . .3) colder this past week than it did most of the winter; and I haven't been able to get warm since the earlier part of last week. We are expected to have several days of 50F temperatures with sunshine; and then we're back to the cooler days of January. Most individuals have removed their snow tires already; and, unfortunately, they have needed them more this past week than they did the entire winter. It's been a very crazy winter and spring; and the USA has had it even worse than we have here in Canada. In addition to the blizzard-like conditions on the east coast, the mid-west has been dealing with numerous tornadoes. Some of the villages have been hit by the tornadoes several times; and in many instances, there is no town, home, (Cont. . .4)
            • Carolynd411 (Private)
              10 years 2 months ago
              (Cont. . .4) property, or anything to which the people can return. Eventually assistance will arrive for these individuals; but there is a multitude of red tape and paper work that has to be filed first. Often it can take four to six months with all the unnecessary red tape. It appears from the news reports that parts of Europe have had the same catastrophic weather conditions as we've had here in North America. Hopefully the remainder of spring and summer will bring us lots of sunshine with gentle breezes, and an occasional shower or two. When I began this epistle to you, my dearest Manfred, I was beginning to have one of my horrific panic attacks. I just tried continuing to write to you; and the diversion worked. See (Cont. . .5)
              • Carolynd411 (Private)
                10 years 2 months ago
                (Cont. . .5) what good therapy you are, my dear friend. "Thank you" is so inadequate when it comes to expressing my gratitude for what you just helped me through the past two hours. I hope your days are filled with lots of sunshine; and that flowers are bursting out all over. Sending lots of warm, gentle hugs across the pond.
                Luv ya bunches!
                Sweet Caroline
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