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.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Fortunately there is a lot of water at Le Ripe.
Le Ripe fishpond with Niji, our only remaining koi, saying hello
Thales of Miletus c. 624 BC – c. 546 BC
first scientist philosopher, Thales of Miletus, considered water nature's
"The much-discussed four substances - of which we say the chief is Water, making it as it were the one Element - by combination and solidification and coagulation of the substances in the universe mingle with one another. In what way, I have already explained
in Book One."