Monday, March 19, 2012


LIBRIZZI under two rainbows!

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 Germano Lo Presti, a Librizzese, took these beautiful photos and gave them to my cousin Meluccio to place on his blog. I in turn got permission to post them here.

 Grazie mille Signor Lo Presti!

The area where the houses are seen in the valley is also Librizzi, it is the area where the town is expanding, while the historical part is crumbling into oblivion. Sad as the town holds so much history, not just of the town but of the Island itself as well.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Librizzi Spring Flora

Cousin Meluccio's hobby is to photograph the wildflowers of Sicily, specifically those found in Librizzi and environs. This month he found some Arums that are spotted with purple. To our knowledge this variety has not been seen before. If anyone recognizes this version, please let me know. Thank you.


Arum is a genus of about 25 species of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean region.

All parts of the plants are poisonous, containing significant amounts of calcium oxalate as raphides.

Additional info: Arum maculatum is a common woodland plant species of the Araceae family. It is widespread across temperate northern Europe and is known by an abundance of common names including Wild arum, Lords and Ladies, Devils and Angels, Cows and Bulls, Cuckoo-Pint, Adam and Eve, Bobbins, Naked Boys, Starch-Root and Wake Robin.

The Calla Lily is in the Araceae family, it is native to South Africa. Of the family Araceae
arum family are also included anthurium; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron.