Mountain Trekking - No. 2

Each season provides its own spectacle of colour; mountain walking in the winter does not disappoint...

When one grey, rainy day follows another or the tramontana, a cold north wind, whips ceaselessly through the valleys and howls through the barren mountain woodland, winter can seem bleak and endless, but then you wake up to a "blue sky day" and everything changes!  Each season has its own spectacles of colours, flora and fauna; the winter does not disappoint.
Valdichiana and in the distance, Monte Amiata
Walking the many mountain trails that can be found in the mountains above Cortona, there are views that stretch endlessly;  to the south Tuscany; the Valdichiana and Monte Amiata, to the east Umbria; Val Tiberina, Montone and Gubbio.
Montone  at dusk, catching the last of the sun's rays, with the snow capped Appenines behind
The setting sun can turn the mountain sides into a blaze of rich coloured reds..
...which on a background of cobalt blue with the moon in vista, is spectacular
As dusk  starts falling, an eerie, but peaceful silence seems to overcome the mountainsides and there is little to do other than admire the beautiful landscapes and contemplate on life's natural wonders.
The winter skies can also be stunningly beautiful especially when the clouds are touched by the myriad hues of the setting sun.
These are the colours and hues that inspire not only humble winter walkers, but also artists and writers.
And as the sun sets and its time to turn for home, one can only be filled with awe that even during the year's bleakest period, there are still wonders to behold.
Team, 28/12/2020 17:11:34
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