Family Genealogy Trip to Italy.
Day 2: Saturday, 20 Ottobre 2018.
These pines and cypresses say Italy to me, as in “I’m not in Kansas anymore.” Today I learned that they are called pini Mediterraneo—Mediterranean pines. They are some kind of conifer that grows only close to the sea within the range that the wind blows its seeds or something. I call them the broccoli trees because of the way the canopies sit high on the stalks after many years. These are along the Via dei Fori Imperiali and are well known as part of the landscape wherever there are ancient ruins in Rome. And that’s the end of what Janice knows about nature.