After three straight weeks of broiling…temperatures 35-38 or more (that’s upper 90s to over 100) suddenly…out of the blue…we have (unforecast) thunderstorms. The land all around is parched. It is drinking in the water thirstily. Pure pleasure to hear and watch.

Thunderclaps sounded and echoed around the mountains surrounding us. The wind cooled the air. I threw all our closed up shutters and windows open to catch the wind…to cool the house. 

Then the large drops splashed loudly on the piazza. At first, it created steam, from the cool drops meeting the hot stones. But eventually, the stones cooled and the steam went away. Now it patters down as the storms have moved through, but a steady rain remains. A small moment of relief. 

Now the sun shines. It is alright. ☀️🙂

6 thoughts on “THUNDERSTORMS!!

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Thanks Deborah! I’m glad you liked the post and the good news is that we should have more storms tomorrow and cooling from Friday. Whew!

  2. Deborah

    Nancy- what a fine writer you are. That was beautiful to visualize. I could see it all. Wishing you all long, cool drinks of freshness.

  3. Dotti Harr

    You are a great storyteller! I could just see the storm roll in, hear and smell the rain and see the steam rise from the street! 😊 Grazie mille

  4. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Matt. It is worst up north. The heat is hitting records. Melted a glacier which broke off and killed and injured a lot of climbers. It was on the highest peak in the Dolomites. The thunderstorm we had was short lived but might have helped a little. Supposed to cool on Friday.

  5. Matthew Daub

    Hi Nancy – Just yesterday They had a little blurb on the US TV news about a drought in Italy, so it must be really bad. Hope the storms give some relief.

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