Posted by: Debra Kolkka | January 24, 2013

A winter wall

The walk up to La Villa from Ponte a Serraglio follows the Lima River. There is a footpath most of the way and on the mountain side there is a rock wall. In late winter and spring snowdrops and daffodils grow from the wall. It is a bit early yet for these to appear, but the moss, lichen and tiny plants look wonderful. The entire wall is alive.


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  1. I love those plants that grow from the walls!

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    • It is looking particularly lovely right now.

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  2. You are able to find beauty in everything, I just love your photographs..

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    • Thank you. It is not difficult to find beauty in Italy.

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  3. How beautiful! I especially love the little succulents in the bottom left photo! 🙂

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    • These plants are all really tiny. Soon the crevices will be filled with bluebells, snowdrops and tiny daffodils.

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  4. I agree with Kathy — you find beauty in everything and thanks for taking us along!

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    • There are so many beautiful things to photograph here in the village…I will never run out.

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  5. Where is the snow?

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    • There is some snow higher in the mountains. We are not very high above sea level here in Bagni di Lucca and the snow doesn’t come this low very often.

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  6. What a nice collection of photos, in these different sizes!

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    • It is new gallery format by WordPress…I like it.

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  7. Alive and kicking! I love these images Deb. Like the people, Italy delights in the four seasons and lives them to the full…..

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    • I love the seasons here in Bagni di Lucca.

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  8. Beautiful – I know the walls you speak of and do remember lovely special mosses and blooms peeking out.

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    • I love the walk up to La Villa and go most days.

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  9. I love this post – beautiful collage.

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  10. So sweet and lush. It looks like a spring wall!!

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    • It does a bit. This wall gets the sun all day and is very damp. The plants are really tiny… difficult to show the scale…I need a matchbox.

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  11. What a treat on another dreary day over here.. love the detail.. c

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    • We had a lovely sunny day yesterday, but it is quite cold.

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  12. oh my goodness what a beautiful collage.

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    • Thank you, the wall runs for almost a kilometre, so I had lots to choose from.

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      • Does it change much with the seasons? I look forward to seeing it through your eyes…

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      • Spring is just beautiful here in Bagni di Lucca. I will show you as it happens.

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  13. What a variety that is Debra! They are all beautiful!

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    • In spring it will have different plants.

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  14. How are you making a collage like this (very nice). Is it a wordpress thing or other software?

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    • You can do this with wordpress. It is quite simple, just follow the prompts when you insert photos.

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  15. Nature is so beautiful. If we tried to plant a wall to look like that, it probably wouldn’t look near as pretty.

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    • I think you are correct, if we tried to do this it wouldn’t look as good.

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  16. Quite the treat, and a reminder of more green is not too far away. … BTW – will be sending an email this weekend to update.

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    • Spring is just around the corner. My daffodils are starting to grow.

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      • So our ours, but we’ve in a stretch of below 0 C!

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  17. Hi Debbie just wondering did the earthquake hit come close to Bagni Di Lucca?

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  18. Hi Debra, just wondering about the earthquake , was it near Bagni Di Lucca?

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    • Yes the earthquake was felt here. My house shook for a few seconds and several people gathered in the piazza, but it appears there was no damage and nobody was hurt. It was a bit scary for a while.

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