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The whole Liguria was covered by a thick blanket of clouds. Climbing up the Ligurian Alps, towards Monesi di Triora, I finally emerged under blue sky, leaving the grey clouds below. I captured this scene upon come back, after a day snowshoeing to the summit of Monte Saccarello (m. 2200 circa), at the border between Italy and France. The sun already set, but the rising moon and the last light illuminating this wonderful scene.

Clouds, Alps, Twilight

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Monte Fasce dominates eastern Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Its flanks descend steeply towards the Mediterranean. On a clear day, like this, one can see the peaks of the Maritime Alps, near the border with France. The setting sun painted the sky orange and I felt suspended above land and sea.

Alps, Appennines, Mediterranean Sunset

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It was not possible to miss this mushroom while walking in the Foresta delle Lame in the Natural Park of Aveto, Liguria, Italy. Its rich red colour and round form are as attractive at least as much as the lethality of the mushroom! The carpet of birch leaves from the previous autumn and the greening branches perfectly render the atmosphere of the place.

Amanite Muscaria in the Bosco delle Lame, Aveto

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These larix caught my attention while climbing the old hunting trail used by the Savoia. The Val d’Orco, in the Piedmont Alps (and part of the Gran Paradiso National Park), was ablaze with the fall tones and these tall trees seemed sturdy columns supporting a colorful and delicate vault.

Autumn Trees

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Botanic Garden, Cambridge. A beautiful and peaceful place in a beautiful and peaceful english town.

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I walked with a friend the whole day amid the fog, along the ridge from Passo del Faiallo to Prariondo, in the Parco Naturale Regionale del Beigua, Liguria, Italy. It felt like having thick opaque glasses. But on our way back, while crossing a sparse pine tree forest, the fog suddenly lowered and the sun emerged to shine over the wet landscape. Wow, we had regained our sight! The clouds covered the coast and the sea, only the highest ridge was free. We watched the sun setting over this surreal scenery and got back to the car with the help of a providential headlamp.

Forest Mist Sunset

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Autumn some years ago in the Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi e Monte Falterona, along the border between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The trees were all ablaze with the fall colours, but then the clouds were on fire too, lit by the setting sun.

Forest Sunset

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