The last of winter

The weather has been a bit crazy lately. We have had days of rain, howling winds and some lovely sunshine.

Spring will soon be here. I can see a tinge of green appearing on the trees.

The last days of winter are looking good….

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Spring is just around the corner.

26 thoughts on “The last of winter

  1. March is a bit whimsical. Italians say “Marzo cambia sette cappelli al giorno”… In any case, the photos look great and Bagni di Lucca is beautiful regardless of the weather.

  2. Yes the weather is quite changeable at the moment. Yesterday it was very Spring like and I even saw 2 butterflies ! Today however has seen a drop in temperature and it even snowed very lightly in Livizzano , no more than a few flakes , but you could see that it was snowing over towards Abetone. Tomorrow Friday is forecast to be sunny , before saturday and sunday raining…….going down to 0c Saturday night ! The plants are however starting to wake up 🙂

  3. Aaaah, springtime. I love it! The winter has been quite nice as well, although I agree the windstorm was just a bit much! I look forward to many lovely primavera photos from you.

  4. I love the look of sticky, lime green buds in the northern Spring. Next week our family comedy show moves to Melbourne for a few days of cooler weather – but – an unseasonable heatwave is forecast for Melbourne:)

  5. Dear Debra. In the autumn of 2014 my husband Erik and I bought a little house in Granaiola.
    We fell in love with the area some years back, when we hiked in the mountains in the region. Since then we spent a few holidays searching for the right village and the right house. After finding the perfect spot, we have spent as much time there as possible. The house was and is still in need of some care and redecoration, but we have spent a lot of the time there working in and around the house, which has been a lot of fun. The heating in the house is quite basic and after trying to spend both a new years holiday and a winter holiday in the house (with great skiing in Abetone), we have been forced to realize, that it is a little to cold to stay there during the winter. This leaves some months from the last visit in the fall to the first visit in the spring, where we are stuck in Denmark, where we usually live. During these months we long very much for the place. Discovering your blogs has been such a nice source of comfort with great pictures, information and news from the area. We draw a lot of inspiration from your many descriptions of things to see and do (and taste). Thanks a lot for sharing all your knowledge and for getting us through the winter. We will be back next week and will look for your pansies on the bridge.

    • Hi Hanne, how nice to hear from you. Granaiola is a lovely village. I am not surprised you fell in love with the area.
      The pansies are growing slowly. They don’t like the rain and wind much, but they are OK. In a few weeks they should be looking great.
      I look forward to meeting you in Bagni di Lucca. I am at Il Monaco in Ponte a Serraglio most mornings fir breakfast.
      Debra

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