Sure, the weather has been crazy…one day nice and sunny, the next bone-chilling wind and rains…Sigh.
That's what to expect in Italy in March. We are used to it by now, and come prepared with proper outer wear and good books to read by the fire. And dominoes to play at the bar, where it's warm always.
Upside to these wacky weather days…some great opportunities for photographing the beautiful countryside here.
Everyday, first thing we do is see what is happening over Lago Trasimeno, because we can get at least some idea of what the weather might be doing…..We just walk out to the walls of the village and gaze across the valley.
|I likey my panoramic setting on the new camera.|
The local country side is slowly changing, and I'll keep taking shots to record the season.
These photos are all from the past few weeks, and the big changes are starting now that the sun is coming out and the ground is warming up.
|This lonely beauty has already lost her blooms…|
The farmers have finally begun in earnest to plow the fields. The land has dried enough that the tractors can do their work without getting bogged down.
I love the color of the soil here, especially contrasted with the wheat fields and olive trees.
|A view I never get tired of…morning walk.|
|Vertical and horizontal lines…Love.|
|I can totally see why Johnny says|
he could paint these views for the rest of his life….
These scenes have both an ancient and modern feel.
|Reflections on the lake in the background..A nice day.|
A timeless view.
|Paciano, our neighboring village, in the background.|
|A peek through the foliage…morning walk.|
As we head into April, I see all the local trees starting to leaf out. It seems like this happens overnight, but it's been happening all month in reality.
|Perfect light hitting these beauties down at the lakeside.|
Tomorrow I'll begin photographing the changes that will happen in April…I can't wait to watch all the local wisteria come on, as well as the start of the red poppies and wild sweet peas in all the fields.
For tonight, I'll end with a couple of sunset views…..
|Local olive trees at sunset.|
|The sun setting over Lago di Chiusi.|
A nice way to end a day, especially with Mr. J and a glass of wine.
Ciao, March 2016...