Yesterday we want on another raspberry finding mission. This time we went to the other side of the mountains, where a friend was going to show us exactly where to loo. We brought our latest little helper along, Athelas from Taiwan. We are getting very international lately...
After passing through some beautiful beechwoods at about 1,100 metres altitude...
... we soon spotted our first raspberries.
We soon dived into the raspeberry bushes picking busily:
Athelas had never seen or tasted raspberries before!
We gathered over 3kg and made lots of jam. Reason enough to hug a tree in thanks to nature:
And yesterday after the raspberry picking we went to our town of Santo Stefano di Magra, which was turned into a scene of Monty Python for the annual Medieval Festa...
including whiches (BURN, BURN!!!):
...body collectiuons (BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!):
Fun was had by all ages:
Happy August everyone!