Zinnia, originally uploaded by dewelch.

Another lovely flower from our cousin’s garden here in Sicily. Francesca loves flowers and lovingly raises large pots of annuals from seed each year. These zinnias fairly glow in the sharp Sicilian summer sun.

We were making plans for a few road trips around the island yesterday and several gardens were metioned as candidates to visit. I will make sure the camera is charged and the memory cards are emptied to make way for that.