Still waiting for the snow………….
It is hard to believe that most of Italy has been buried under meters of snow but Florence has somehow avoided the white avalanche. It is however still freezing and the ice ‘sculptures’ being found out and about are really quite beautiful. The Arno river has a thin frozen layer spreading across it and it has been amusing watching the birds ‘walking’ on water! Many of the fountains have been transformed and there are huge icicles hanging from rooftops and walls around the city. Below are some of the sights that we are lucky enough to have found around San Niccolo’. The ice below is taller than me but the photo doesn’t do it justice!
Our friends who live on the Isle of Elba sent us this beautiful photo of their local beach at Lacona after the snow even fell there last week.
Let’s hope this icy blast is on it’s way out of town – I’m tired of piling so many layers on me and Matteo before walking out the door. Speaking of Matteo, last Sunday he was 5 months old and he now weighs well over 8kg. He has started eating solids and so far loves his 4 new dietary flavours, apple, pear, carrot and zucchini. Let’s hope his love of vegetables never goes away!
Off to make a cup of tea to warm me up a bit now.