Back in the mountains of Bagni di Lucca

We are back in Italy.  We have been back three weeks and have hit the deck running. Everywhere so green.  Heavy.  When we first got back, the mountains felt heavy with green, you could hardly see the villages, the roadsides overgrown, great fronds of grass obscuring the road, everything abundantly, quickly growing in the dampContinue reading “Back in the mountains of Bagni di Lucca”

Lunch in Montefegatesi, a Tuscan village in the mountains

The other Sunday, we left our friend’s house with such a happiness and delight, we felt we had fully experienced Tuscany. The day had dawned cold and wet and bleak and our coffee and brioche for breakfast down at the bar, had been a brisk affair, with the rain slanting in on the verandah whereContinue reading “Lunch in Montefegatesi, a Tuscan village in the mountains”

Rosi’s horse farm in the mountains

            This last weekend we went up to Rosi and Adriano’s horse farm to visit the horses and to observe a horse whisperer who had come to visit. It was a beautiful experience. The little ranch is set up in the mountains amongst the trees. Its peaceful up there. WeContinue reading “Rosi’s horse farm in the mountains”

A Night in the Mountains

Saturday night we stayed up in our wee cottage in Pieve di Monti di Villa. It was so beautiful. The silence was penetrating, going deep into our bones, so that after a full on week, we could feel the tiredness seeping through us, at last our bodies allowed to rest. It was so lovely toContinue reading “A Night in the Mountains”