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Autumn in the Appennines

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By Gattina


Autumn in the Appennines

They must have had a frost here, 780m up in a town near us - the leaves have turned, almost overnight. We, at 500m are still surrounded by green. Mountain in the background is Monte Cimone - the highest point in the Appennines.



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a lovely picture and its interesting about the frost ~ is that what makes the leaves change colour ~ a drop in temperature??

11 Oct, 2011

 

I believe so, Sticki, but I can't believe how quickly it happens.

11 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely autumn colours,does your winter start earlier than ours?

11 Oct, 2011

 

Not really, but it tends to be more predictable and very sudden. We'll probably get bad weather in the middle of November, i.e. snow. Don't forget, that picture was taken at about 2,300' above sea level. Right now (half past three) there's glorious warm sunshine outside, but at night it goes down to maybe 6°c, so chilly.

11 Oct, 2011

 

Beautiful view,Gattina.Would love that!!

11 Oct, 2011

 

So would I :)

11 Oct, 2011

 

You should all get together and come out here for a gentle walking tour. Anyone who likes wildflowers and scenery would be in their element. Just don't ask me to name the flowers - they don't feature in my "Book of British wildflowers"!

12 Oct, 2011

 

we could do 'coach trip'!!!!

12 Oct, 2011

 

So you could! Can't get coaches down our winding, narrow, crumbling roads, though!

12 Oct, 2011

 

can we ski there??

12 Oct, 2011

 

About 25 kilometers away is the Appennine ski-centre - not so posh as the Alps, but we've trained some of our Olympic champions there. If you look very carefully in the picture, you can see Monte Cimone in the background - highest point in the Apps..

12 Oct, 2011

 

I'll drive the coach :))

12 Oct, 2011

 

you are very brave scottish!!!

13 Oct, 2011

 

More like mad!

13 Oct, 2011

 

think i might walk!!!
nothing against your driving scottish [it would be a vast improvement on mine] ~ but i like to see the flowers!!!!

13 Oct, 2011

 

I love driving, and have driven for a living for many years! We'll stop and see the flowers on the way Sticki, no need to shut your eyes, I promise :))

13 Oct, 2011

 

oh no i cant shut my eyes ~ thats worse!!

ok, lift accepted ~ stops for coffee and cake too??

thanks scottish

13 Oct, 2011

 

Absolutely!!!!

13 Oct, 2011

 

:-)

14 Oct, 2011

 

I don't know how I missed this,Gattina..such lovely colours..reminds me of the Lake District at this time of year..:o)

21 Oct, 2011

 

Gorgeous colours!!!!!!

21 Oct, 2011

 

some beautiful photo's on here

22 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you, girls! Our little valley is still green, though not for much longer, I think.

22 Oct, 2011

 

Great picture. love all the different colours looks like a painting.
If your all doing Coach trip I'm very good at map reading and knowing exactly where i am.. ( those who have seen my holiday pictures know what i mean) :-)

23 Oct, 2011

 

OK, Guys and Gals, I'll meet you at the airport with the coach. That way you don't have to do the giddy Alps. A leisurely wander through mediaeval Bologna, then up into the hills. Little roadside alberghi for prosecco and pasta lunches, lots of photo opportunity stops and wildflower wanderings, then back to my place for afternoon tea!
I'm off to dig the onion patch now and make a start on my Christmas cakes!
It's nice to dream, isn't it?

23 Oct, 2011

 

I'm lost for superlatives, so what can I say except that I would be the first to climb aboard the coach when and if it goes...

1 Nov, 2011

 

What a place....imagine you living there...you are so blessed! :)

7 Dec, 2011

 

its like a painting hanging on the wall ,its a breathtaking view, i wish i could be there someday!!!

3 Jan, 2012



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