we heart Chestnuts
October is chestnut season in Italy and even though in Florence we don’t have apples to pick in the fall, we do have chestnuts! It has become a tradition that after we visit the Chestnut sagra in Ronta, we go hiking in a beautiful forest area that is filled with lush greenery and chestnut trees.
Chestnuts, mushrooms, slugs Oh my!
Julienne had a blast looking at all the fallen chestnuts and studying the wild mushrooms with the accompanying slug (thanks for spotting that little guy, zio Raul!). She has a little adventurous spirit just like her daddy!
Photo on the Right taken by Davide Plaisant
Julienne the chestnut hoarder
This little squirrel was collecting all these chestnuts and stuffing them in her pockets. At one point, I asked Julienne to start giving them over and she totally refused…I was so shocked when she quickly hid them behind her back! The little sneak. I told you, we love our chestnuts in this family! ha ha.
Happy Chestnut eating everyone! (: