Updates from the hills of Tuscany, a restored farmhouse in Chianti, midway between Florence and Siena. We write about local history and culture, life in Tuscany, the seasonal changes, pleasures of the garden and country kitchen, local stories and encounters with wildlife.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Days of 'little sun'
It is almost the winter solstice...
The sun is at its lowest point of the year
and has moved from the east to the south:
it has gone well past Radda
and this morning rose from behind the hillside to our south.
Tomorrow is the turning point, when the sun hesitates
momentarily and then begins its return towards east once more.
The first photo was taken about half an hour before the sun appeared. Radda can be seen on the skyline to the left