Monday, 8 December 2008

First frost of the year

Up bright and early to take the boyz a long walk up into the hills. All of us nonplussed ( dogs included ) by the thick frost that had coated the car overnight. After vain attempts to scrape the windscreen clear decided to go for a walk along the farmtrack to the village. Once above the freezing fog the view of Todi and the towards Tuscany was stunning.The boyz were scampering and sniffing away in absolute delight either because of the effect of the ice on their paw pads or because the frost draws out a mass of long hiddens scents and smells. The cold weather seems to have brought the cinghiali and porcupines out of the woods and into the olive groves so there was plenty of fresh perfumes for them to savour .

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