What a difference a day makes. A trot around the olive groves in a T-shirt at lunch yesterday. Today an early morning gander through heavy rain with robins and blackbirds for company, chirruping happily while fluffing and cleaning their feathers. With the forecast predicting heavy rain for a week Im taking a tip from the dawn chorus - just fluff up your feathers and get up and out there! Besides, Firenze is beautiful in the rain. :)
Shared the quiet of hills, backstreets, olive groves and the historic centre with the dawn chorus (including cockerels), a quick and nimble fox and absolutely no tourists this morning. Bliss. The hidden joys of a Florentine winter. For a brief spell I could almost glimpse the Medici turning a corner.