Friday, September 26, 2008

Skywatch Friday: in northern Italy

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.


16 comments:

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  2. Whoops! Sorry Mike, wrong blog!

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  3. wow wish I was there for the chestnut roasting :) yummmmmm
    beautiful picture :)

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  4. I like the sun in this shot.
    thanks for your comment on my pink sky.

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  5. Welcome to SWF! Lovely shot. Have a great trip!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. Hi Rowena, welcome to SWF. Your first picture is very beautiful with this autumnal sky.
    The sun peeking through the soft clouds and the chestnut trees reaching up. I love roasted chestnuts. (Vermicelles with Kirsch and cream! In Switzerland)
    Your dogs enjoy that snacky ritual. They are very cute. Thank you for stopping by my SWF.
    I wish you a happy holiday. T.

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  7. This sky has a lot going on. Very nice capture.

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  8. Mmmm I'd really liketo join in at the chestnut roasting. Early mornings, cold and frosty gathering chestnuts into an old pillowcase with frozen fingers...The smell of roasting chestnuts takes me back to childhood.
    Nice sky too.

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  9. Mmmm I'd really liketo join in at the chestnut roasting. Early mornings, cold and frosty gathering chestnuts into an old pillowcase with frozen fingers...The smell of roasting chestnuts takes me back to childhood.
    Nice sky too.

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  10. Have a great trip! What a charmed life you lead!

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  11. Hope you have a lovely time. (Quite right that Maddie should have the first treat.)

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  12. Wow - I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. Have a wonderful time and blog about it lots !

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