Photos, photos and more photos…

Buonasera!

How is everyone? I feel like I have been thoroughly unproductive these last couple of weeks so I don’t have a vast amount to update on.  I have been taking lots of photos though so this update will be more photographically orientated than normal! Apologies for the sheer number of them but I’ve had fun taking them and wanted to share! 🙂

We had snow! I went with Pablos to Sassotetto, our local piste (in fact, Maddalena) for some snowboarding which was great fun. It was absolutely heaving with people as it was one of the first days the pistes were open this season.

Snow LR (2 of 5)

This was taken from the field just down the road from my house.

Snow LR (3 of 5)

The same field also offers lovely views of Sarnano

Snow LR (5 of 5)

One can never have too many pictures of snowy fields at sunrise eh?

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This was taken near to Penna, 20 minutes drive from me.

And I went to Lago di Caccamo to try out a new filter which I’m not sure I got the most out of (it’s a 10 stop NDR filter for anyone that would like to offer advice and tips on how to use it!!!) and then popped along to a little hill-top town I’ve been meaning to go to for ages called Pievefavera. I do not recommend Lago di Caccamo as a photographic location – I had to scale a wall and traipse across a bog to get anywhere near to the water.

Caccamo and Pievefavore (2 of 8)

These swans came a bit too close for my liking!

Caccamo and Pievefavore (1 of 8)

Lago di Caccamo

Caccamo and Pievefavore (4 of 8)

This is Pievefavera taken from the lake. Can you see why I’ve been wanting to go there? To me it looks like it’s taken directly from a fairy tale.

Caccamo and Pievefavore (6 of 8)

And this was the church in Pievefavera

Today I went to Castelluccio. You might remember I went there quite a lot in the summer because around the end of June/ beginning of July, they have the most amazing display of flowers. It’s a massive plain amidst the mountains. I wanted to see what sunrise would be like there so myself and my next door neighbour got up insanely early to check it out. It was stunning, absolutely stunning. Totally worth the early start. And as demonstrated below, I’ve finally worked out how to use the panoramic photo setting on my camera!

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And then we went for a walk to a look out point by Forca di Presta. I wanted to go to the Pantani lakes but there were, of course, no signs and I think we went the wrong way.

Castelluccio (10 of 10)

My neighbour and her dog

Castelluccio (9 of 10)

And another lovely panorama taken from our walk

 

So I think that’s probably enough photos to be getting on with! Oh no, there’s one more. The cats are all feeling amorous at the moment. Pelosina, the neighbour’s female cat is getting a bit fed up with all the attention and I thought had quite a good way of dealing with it…

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“Leave. Me. Alone”

Ok, hope you’re all well. I shall give an update on my upcoming holiday in Trentino the next time 🙂

xxx

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5 thoughts on “Photos, photos and more photos…

  1. What a wonderful photo’s did you shoot. Awesome to say the least! I haven’t seen much of winter in and around Sarnano as we’re mostly there during spring, late summer and fall. I particularly like Il Grande Piano. Really magnificent Sue!

    • Hi Elise, Thank you very much 🙂 I’ve not been to Schito before thought I drive past it often. I keep meaning to investigate! Winter is lovely, though obviously a bit on the cold side. I’ve just checked out your holiday home – it looks absolutely idyllic! 🙂

  2. secretsarnano

    Love the pics! Can’t believe you and Adriana got up before dawn to go to Castellucio!!! Xxx Stacey

    Sent from my iPhone

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