I'm being very specific with this first entry in Sky Watch Friday because next week I'll actually be up high in the sky on my way to Hawaii. I hope British Airlines will not let me down on the food and drink service!
The photo was taken a little after 10 this morning, just outside our home in the italian mountains. Those branches in the shadows belong to chestnut trees and we are practically surrounded by them in these woods. The spiny, encased nutshells are already beginning to turn brown, and when they drop to the ground, there'll be a lot of chestnut gatherers scooping them up for themselves or for the local castagnata (chestnut roast). These events are really a lot of fun to attend, where the villagers all come together to eat, socialize and feast on piping hot chestnuts!
Of course I couldn't leave out the dogs who also get their midmorning snack at around 10 o'clock. If the weatherman read his charts right, it looks like clear skies for the weekend! For more heavenly images, check out the Sky Watch Friday blog.