The new year started on a low key and it’s almost the end of its first month. Covid-19 is still disrupting our lives, and nature gives us the chance to distract ourselves. I find getting lost in little details very rewarding. It takes some practice to start noticing little details, but nature’s textures and patterns […]
Summer is my least favourite season, and come mid August, I become impatient, and start looking for signs of autumn. It will be at least another 6 weeks before we see any consistent colour changes, but at least summer is on its way out.
Life goes on. Not long after my last post, Italy went into lockdown to try stop the spread of Covid-19. Within days we were told not only to stay home but we were also banned from doing any physical activity outdoors, which means my rural hikes came to an abrupt end. We, like most countries […]
I suspect it might be because I bought a pair of snow boots that we got no snow so far, and the chances of getting any in the near future are quite thin. Still, I am fully enjoying my walks in the countryside. With the coronavirus panic spreading around, it’s good to retreat away from […]
That fine line between autumn and winter usually gets crossed in early December. One day foliage is showing off in all its glory, the next day it has been scattered around and covered with frost. Temperature drops and reminds us that winter is indeed coming.
Even though most people associate autum with falling leaves and foliage, as soon as mushrooms start to appear, I feel that autumn is here. While the temperatures are still rather high (15-20°C!), the leaves have just begun to slowly change colour and mushrooms are popping up everywhere. Being neither animals nor plants, they are rather […]
Much awaited first snowfall of the year.
Finally the temperatures are dropping, the air is getting crispier and autumn is starting to show off quite boldly. The weather forecast for next week even hits at a (remote) possibility of snow, it could hardly get any better than this. So many people daydream of holidays on tropical islands, or other exotic locations, but […]
The weather forecast announced a very likely snowfall for Monday, and I was very much looking forward to it. It was snowing as I travelled by bus to a location suitable for snowy scenes, but by the time I got there, the snowing ceased and also half way through my walk the thin dusting of […]
Yesterday was cold but sunny so I went for a much craved walk. Mount Nanos welcomed me with its cloudy cap on. I was hoping to find some frost but no such luck. At 9am it was probably too late, or simply not humid enough. I still enjoyed my walk and appreciated the leaves caught […]