Matters of mycelium in Montalcino

Katia Nussbaum's husband Gigi in spring 2021 by the blackthorn

Katia Nussbaum of San Polino reprises the coronavirus diary she shared with us almost exactly a year ago. Her husband Gigi is pictured above admiring this year's blackthorn blossom.

Coronadiary day 365

I am writing this on the evening of a beautiful spring day, the magical time of year when every living thing around us at San Polino seems to be waking up in a rush of cheeping birds, buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies and budding vines.

In the province of Siena we are back in total lockdown. Red zone and distancing. Almost a full circle one year on.

Sign in a shop in Montalcino, March 2021
Sign in a shop in Montalcino, March 2021

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