What a difference a day makes

After the storm of yesterday we all awoke to a beautiful morning here in Umbria.  Overnight there was the first frost, the ground and terrace tables were all covered with a silky sheen of ice.   Fortunately I had managed to store all our wonderful geraniums and delicate plants.

Seen from the terrace at Bellaugello Gay Guest House mist hangs in the valley and the dusting of snow still clings to the Apennines it is utterly beautiful

The temperatures are certainly fresh, but the air is clean and crisp and the colours bright and intense.  Perhaps we will get an autumn after all