Postcard pretty

A couple of posts back I showed you some photos of Montefegatesi. A friend sent me a photo of a postcard of the village covered in snow. I don’t know when it was taken but Montefegatesi looks great with a white blanket.

Montefegatesi

 

I don’t think it will be a white Christmas in Montefegatesi this year. Merry Christmas anyway and have a wonderful 2017.

Ghostly Granaiola

Spring will soon be here and that will be great…but I do like the winter landscapes, especially the lovely mists that swirl in and around the mountains.

I don’t have to go far to see the misty views. From my balcony, or from the bridge below, Granaiola puts on a fine show on winter mornings.

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winter mists

winter mists

winter mists

winter mists

winter mists

It is raining now, which is good for my flowers. So far we haven’t had the predicted heavy falls…and we don’t want them.

My wet daffodils

A winter visit

Most people like to visit Bagni di Lucca in the summer when the days are long and hot and there is lots of activity. This is fun, but winter has its charms. We often get blue sky days with crisp winter air and you can spend cosy nights beside the fire.

Ski fields are not far away in Abetone and sometimes there is snow on the lower villages, making everything look beautiful with a snowy white coat.

I love the winter landscape. Just take a look at some gorgeous winter scenes in and around Bagni di Lucca.

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As well as gorgeous scenery there are no crowds, making a visit to galleries and museums in nearby Lucca, Florence and Pisa easy. There are lots of fun things to do on a winter visit.

Winter

It is cold in Bagni di Lucca…it is the middle of winter after all.

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The Lima River is full of water after recent rain and snow.

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The ducks…including the white one and the goose…seem to be coping with the cold.

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There is snow on the mountains around us.

…and we have been having some beautiful sunsets.

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Winter is a lovely time to be in Bagni di Lucca.