When White Admirals rest, you get the opportunity to see how even the black on the upper-side of their wings is actually an iridescent inky colour but it is the under-sides that are truly striking. In the images below, I have tried to show the progress from revealing only the upper-sides to displaying the full glory of the under-sides.
We have a number of local events coming up that will feature Terenzano, the village we live in, and I was asked whether I could provide some photographs to help with the publicity. Needless to say, I was only too delighted and thought it would be a good idea to share them here as well…
On Saturday (June 27), we had a concert to go to in the evening and, as Albiano was on our way, we left early so that we could attend the reenactment of the 1266 decree of Vescovo Guglielmo di Luni that granted the inhabitants of Belvedere permission to establish the new city and castle of […]
By mid to late June, our wildflower photography hits something of a hiatus – partly because the first flush of spring colour has come to an end; partly because butterflies have now become the focus of attention; but, mostly because it is time to cut the meadows and terraces for hay – all of which […]
As we hit the summer solstice, the number of butterflies on the wing has increased exponentially but many of the species that we are regularly seeing are proving difficult to capture on camera, either because they are not interested in our lavender or because they are simply too restless. One such candidate is the Lesser […]
As usual, our lovely long lavender hedge is proving to be a magnet for bees, butterflies and all kinds of other invertebrates. It has been quite breezy these last few days, which makes macro photography more difficult but I have managed to capture enough images to post this third article in our Lunigiana butterfly series. […]
If you are a visitor to our part of Italy and should want to visit the coast then there are two general areas that seem to be on everyone’s list – le Cinque Terre and il Golfo dei Poeti (Gulf of Poets) – and, along with Lerici, the most popular destination on il Golfo dei […]
…perched high above the torrente Lucido in the foothills of the Alpi Apuane, can be found the picturesque medieval village of Monte dei Bianchi. Only a few remnants of the ancient castle are visible today but the monastery and church of San Michele still contain traces of the original romanesque buildings. A monastery is known […]