Posted by: Debra Kolkka | October 16, 2012

Just one photo of autumn in Tuscany

We recently drove through the gorgeous rolling hills of Tuscany. Usually I am the passenger and I get to take photos through the open window, but this time I was driving which makes taking photos difficult. There aren’t always places to stop easily. I managed just this one photo from the side of the road.

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At least I got one photo of glorious autumn in Tuscany.

As I am writing this a huge early morning storm is rolling through our mountains. Lightning and thunder are cracking and growling. The rain is about to begin. I love these storms when I am safely inside my warm house, watching from the window. The river, which has become a tickle, will turn into a raging torrent…..and we have lost electricity……again.

Click here and here to see more of lovely Tuscany in spring.


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  1. So peaceful! Beautiful!!

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    • Autumn is a beautiful season in Tuscany.

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      • It sure is 🙂

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  2. Beautiful shot, Debra. We’ve had some serious storms here too. One night the thunder was so loud and the lightening lit up the night sky every second. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a storm so wicked.

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    • The thunder sounded like huge explosions. The storm must have been right above us.

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  3. Would this be the Ciclone Cleopatra that everyone is talking about? The photo is beautiful…classic. Don’t you just love the geometry of it? Thanks, DK.

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    • It is no wonderful that Tuscany is so popular. Those hills are marvellous.

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  4. Thanks DK, a beautiful classical shot. Storms where you are? Come here to South India, we are still at the end of our Monsoon Season – the rain is ok, much needed, but it goes with a price – no electricity for hours on end, so no internet, so no blogging, so no work!!! Ciao Carina

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    • I am in Bagni di Lucca, northern Tuscany. We had heavy rain most of the day yesterday, but the sun is out today.

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  5. One photo maybe but an iconic one. Stunning!

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    • Driving through this part of Tuscany is wonderful in any season.

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  6. lovely photo. that looks like somewhere south of san gimignano/sienna hills.
    If you ever get the chance (completely off post now!), and you’re out in the car south of sienna, go and have a look at a beautiful monastery called Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Its a working monastery. You can eat there, and watch the life of the Monastery as it goes on on a daily basis. Stunning countryside and buildings.

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    • Thanks for the tip. I will certainly look for the Monastery next time I am down Siena way….probably early next year.

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  7. Great shot. Love how the cypresses echo the gentle contour of the hill.

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  8. We really needed lots of rain. It has been a dry, hot summer. Now, wehave been getting storms throughout Italy, but the sun is shining again. We had a wonderful day at Paestum. Awesome!!!

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    • It absolutely poured here yesterday, but the sun came out today.

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  9. Oh, Deb, I love the description of your writing setting. Great little detail. By the way, I know I missed some posts during my couple weeks of excess art production, but how are things with your other house? I remember you were staying there and then had to leave when power went out.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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    • I was up there yesterday and had planned to stay, but the storm put an end to that when it knocked out the power again. I went again this morning and got things working again. It was a glorious day up in the mountains. Things are going slowly at the house, but we will get there.

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  10. Sweet capture

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  11. Your words are captivating and the photo draws me in. Beautiful.

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  12. I may be passing through your lovely area in a few days for a meeting near Pisa. Now I’m trying to find your hotel recommendations!

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    • Have a look at the page…Stay in Bagni di Lucca.

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  13. If you could only get one photo, this one was a beauty! x

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  14. Just one photo but an extremely good one. Shame about the electricity going hope it all gets sorted soon.

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    • I have fixed the electricity, all is well.

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  15. Yes, that is Tuscany, simply gorgeous. 1 photo says it all Lyn

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  16. I’d love to visit Tuscany-and I love being a passenger so that I can watch everything. There’s so much to see! 😀

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  17. Pure Poetry, Debra!

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  18. A beautiful photo Debra. And an even more vivid picture of the impending storm. Having been there I can almost hear the boom of the thunder. I hope you enjoyed it!

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  19. Beautiful, thank you for your wonderful posts, as always.

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  20. beautiful Debra. I love that moment just before a huge storm is to hit as well.

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  21. It’s comforting being cosy inside and watching a storm – it’s mesmerising, isn’t it?

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