…after the storms

Did I say it’s been hot? Well, it has. Damn hot. We saw a cooling trend was coming, starting today. The forecast promised storms all day yesterday starting at 2pm. Everyone here, who has been sweltering, sometimes with no AC, were excitedly awaiting the storms. Which didn’t come at two, or three, or four, or… Finally at around 6 PM a nice storm came through. Some other parts of Umbria got hail. Some people are worried for the baby olives and grapes. Up north they had severe storms and damage. So, the mal tempo beings the bad with the good, cooling cleansing. We got two more storms at around 9:30 and 11:30.

Sunset last night after the first storm. I am going miss this view.

Today, the air is washed clean. The surfaces are washed free of the dust. The plants have slaked their thirst. The day is brilliant. What a change. I will be relishing the next few days of cool!

Buon fine settimana a tutti!

10 thoughts on “…after the storms

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Matt, I am going to enjoy it while I can. I doubt We’ll have such a nice view but one can hope!

  2. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Noel, such a nice compliment. I guess Italy just begs for pretty descriptions…because it IS beautiful. Thanks.

  3. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Allen, Yes, this was one of the worst heatwaves in Europe. Set records many places. And it was much earlier that normal here. We still have August to get through 😳 I didn’t realize NC was getting heat too. At least you’ve got AC there! Most places don’t here.

  4. Matthew Daub

    I miss your apartment, and I’ve never been there!! Knowing the next owners will be appreciative caretakers is, at least, a little comfort. Hopefully, you’ll find something terrific!

  5. Noel Petree

    Your beautiful, descriptive language reminds me of Frances Mayes’s Under the Tuscan Sun. Thanks for bringing me back to bellissima Umbria.

  6. Allen

    102 F last 3 days here . Rain finally last night bone dry . NC near Raleigh. Been awful since Late May .

  7. Melissa Robertson

    Beautiful pics Nancy! I am going to miss the view too! Enjoy the cooler weather and clean air. Not so much here in DC.

  8. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Thanks you for that. I like to write. And observe! Glad you’re enjoying it. 🙂

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