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 6, 2012
This is how cold it has become: these photos were taken in the northern meadow near the river, where the sun shines only a few hours each day. If there's sun. We are not in the depths of winter, but we are getting close to the winter solstice, so the sun is almost at its lowest point of the solar year. In these parts of the meadow the frost may linger for a long time.