I've been bugging Les to take a drive with me up the mountain for a couple of weeks and today was the day. My goal was to get a few good pictures of the trees changing color for the fall and soak up the cold, fresh air.
For our first stop we pulled in to a gated driveway (looked a bit like a service road) and started walking.
At the end of the path we found an old building, maybe a barn, maybe someone's home. There was a small shrine nearby.
As we walked back up the path I noticed a few details that I missed on the way in. The hillsides below were terraced for farming, but overgrown.
As we were walking Les picked up an acorn cap and used it to make a shrill whistle. He was surprised I didn't know how and was glad to show me.
We arrived back at the car and continued our drive up the mountain as far as the road would take us. Here are a few shots of the craters near the summit.
The wind was extremely strong and cold so we decided to find a bar for a warm drink.
I'm so glad we were able to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Sicilia today. We are blessed to live in such an amazing place.