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Winter is over – the spring is almost here

Winter is over – the spring is almost here

There has been nothing but gloomy news for the past three or four days in this area as people clear up some of the damage after the strong wind that swept through the valley during the night of 4th/5th March. Damage has been done but this is a mountain area and the people of a mountain […]

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Early spring flowers

Early spring flowers

only the the third week in February but there are already some signs that the spring is not that far away ?

Only the the third week in February but there are already some signs that the spring is not that far away ?

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Spring, the sound of the swallows

Spring, the sound of the swallows

Not really an earth shattering news article or story on the site but I thought just maybe that people would like to hear the sounds of  Barga Vecchia this week. The spring finally has arrived, flowers are blooming, insects are buzzing and the swallows are back diving around the narrow streets of Barga. It has […]

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The first swallows of spring arrive in Barga

The first swallows of spring arrive in Barga

Today is the 27th March and it’s 6 degrees outside with a chill wind blowing in off the snow covered mountains around the city. Spring seems like a long way away somehow BUT this afternoon the first swallows arrived in the skies above Barga. The phrase here is “one swallow does not a spring make” […]

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The spring has finally arrived ?

The spring has finally arrived ?

Officially it is now spring as we have passed the spring equinox –  the moment in time in which equal amounts of the sun’s energy reaches the northern and southern hemisphere so we sent out photographers to see if they could capture signs that what has been one of the worst winters for many years […]

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The spring?

The spring?

As we now moving into the third week of February the lengthening of daylight hours becomes more and more noticeable. After what has been one of the worst winters in many years with earthquakes, evacuations  and heavy snowfall,  the residents of this area have just about had enough of being stuck in their houses ( […]

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barganews vegetable garden – latest

barganews vegetable garden – latest

The good weather that this area has been lucky enough to enjoy over the past week or so has meant that we can start to think about the more or less abandoned barganews vegetable garden once again. Last year was, to put in mildly, a disaster – an unmitigated disaster. Torrential rain at the start […]

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Spring blossoms, flowers and tractors

As we said just a week ago – well it’s almost official, barring any accidents or freaks of nature, the long winter seems to be over. According to the calendar it has been spring since Sunday and in fact since then the temperatures outside have all jumped 5 or 6° higher, doors and windows are […]

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Could it be Spring on the way ?

Maybe it’s a bit too soon as it is still only the first week in March, but there is a good chance that the worst of the winter is now over. There is a definite feeling in the air that the spring is on the way. We sent the barganews award-winning photographer O’Connor out and […]