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.


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

    • It is looking particularly lovely right now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. Where is the snow?

    • 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.

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

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

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

    • I love the seasons here in Bagni di Lucca.

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

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

  9. I love this post – beautiful collage.

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

    • 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.

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

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

  12. oh my goodness what a beautiful collage.

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

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

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

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

    • In spring it will have different plants.

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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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