The Italian sun is still strong in the middle of the day but there is a mellowness and a golden light that lets you that Autumn is on its way. Today I saw the swans that were just cygnets at the beginning of the summer and they are quite grown up and no sign of ugly ducklings at all. Time for the little ones passes quickly and it was hard to distinguish them from their parents. they look a united family and quite elegant. The ducks were behaving in a much more exuberant boisterous fashion, splashing in the shallow water and swimming into each other in their race to get the bread thrown to them.