Artichokes are currently growing in Sicily for the first of two annual seasons (One season is in the spring, the other species is harvested in the fall.).
I took this photo while driving through Sicily last January… I can’t really say where I was exactly, but I stopped the car in the middle of the road, left the car door open for a few minutes and inhaled the scenery and took some photos. The air was crisp, and emerald fields surrounded me. It was quiet. No other car came during my little excursion. It was a slice of heaven.