The Circle Game
Interesting comparing the sunny photos taken in Tuscany over Christmas and then the snowy vistas that followed just weeks into the new year.
The b&w pics rather lend to the wintry aspect.
Rather a bleak prospect that one would hardly think was identical to the balmy view below, actually snapped on Xmas Day
Except for the distinctive tree, one would hardly think it was the same angle.
Summery nookWhere one sits after dinner with cigar and digestif and contentedly rights the wrongs of the day and invents new mischief for the morrow.
Wintry nookNot much but chilblains to contemplate once the snows moved in. Rather a Dickensian, Christmas card aspect.
Summery DriveLovely long rural drive up to the house.
Visitors are audible as well as visible from miles off, giving lots of time to hide or roll out the welcome mat.
During the hunting season, oafish hunters with unruly dogs come right up to the property to park. The fun is when the rains come, the track turns to wheel spin slush and they're stranded in the midst of nowhere.
Once the bad weather comes, the road can be impassable except to those who know where the gravel lies 'neath the snow and slush.