Now that my project about Tuscany over the seasons is over, I have decided to start a new project: Tuscany through my eyes. Well, more or less… I am planning on publishing one or more photos of Tuscany every week, and not just some beautiful photos, but images that “match” the way I see my beautiful region at that time of the year. I will publish photos that I have taken and photos that I have not taken but I wish I had! 52 posts to show you Tuscany the way I see it and feel it. Here are the other posts in the series.
Week 21 – Ears of wheat
I have always been fascinated by wheat. Not many people realize that it’s mostly fields of wheat which give Tuscany its distinctive look.
First, it covers its field of a bright green, which turns to golden quite quickly after the ears have formed. And finally, you will see it in the form of hay bales dotting the dry countryside during the summer months.
There is an intermediate stage which I love. It’s the moment when the fields look almost fluffy, covered in pale green ears which move like waves in the wind.
When I was a kid, I was sure it was a soft coat, and I thought that if you jumped on it, you would land on a gentle surface which would caress your face.
One such jumps was more than enough to make me realize that what looks like a good idea might end with lots of scratches and a puzzled, dust-covered 7-year-old face…