Ate lunch in the countryside, with friends at their place in Terzano. Simple roast chicken and potatoes. We cracked walnuts for dessert to drink with Marsala. They were so sweet and meaty, a late afternoon walk took us down into the campo to pick more of them. There was enough light to give long shadows to the cypress. The leaves are turning and summer is long behind us now. October's chill calls for scarves and socks. Who needs truffles when walnuts fall off the trees with the wind and pigs and dogs are a handful.