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.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
fields of iris
campi di giaggioli
A friend has sent these glorious shots from nearby Lamole where the iris industry used to thrive. See the post Beauty and the Beastfor background on the Tuscan iris, now flowering in Chianti.
(All the Gs in giaggioli are soft as iris petals).
Lamole boasts wonderful drystone walls, ancient farmhouses and a good restaurant into the bargain.
Thank-you, Explicit. ps: the colours are utterly true