Storm’s coming

Storm 6.15.2016
June 15, 2016

This is the first day (in ages) where it appears as if we might NOT get spanked by a storm like the one 5 days ago. In the past week the days would start out fine – even if slightly overcast – until late afternoon when a storm rolled in and all hell broke loose. Hail, torrential rains, and winds so violent that pieces of chestnut forest debris ended up at our front door. As a matter of fact, the winds and rain were so intense that our neighbor suffered a landslide in his garden and a toppled tree. Lucky for us that we didn’t share his fate, but the bottom floor of our unit (the villetta is a split-level building) started flooding with water. Yeah, water coming up from the tiles like magic. It stopped as the rains gradually ceased and I estimate that the mop absorbed about a couple of 5-gallon buckets of water. Cacchio che tragedia!!!


Water, water everywhere… If you’ve been tuning into world news, I’m sure you’ve already seen reports on The Floating Piers in Lake Iseo. It’s a 60-minute drive from ours so we’re keen on going, but if the weather turns menacing we could just find ourselves trotting back to the car in the rain. The event is open for a very brief period so please Mother Nature, cut us some slack!

Maddie & Mister curses storm
When it thunders and the dogs go crazy, I tell them that HUGE PUSSICATS are farting in the sky. They always believe me.

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9 thoughts on “Storm’s coming

  1. Nonna T

    I wondered how they would handle the crowds/parking in such a small area as Lake Iseo. I wish we were in Italy this year.

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    1. Rowena Post author

      There’s a parking app on the FP website so it was easy figuring out where we wanted to go. No cars were allowed into Sulzano (motorbikes and bicycles as well), so you either had to catch the navetta or walk it if you were reasonably close to Sulzano. We just got back and survived to tell the tale! Gosh, some folks were just awful in behavior!

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    1. Rowena Post author

      On opening day I was having serious second thoughts after seeing the horde, but now I’m thinking, what the hay – just bring a hat, shades, sunscreen, and a big bottle of iced water.

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    1. Rowena Post author

      I’ve just about given up on the garden with everything getting powdery mildew (my okra plants went kaput) and so little sunshine to help them out. What junk year!

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    1. Rowena Post author

      We rescheduled the Lake Iseo visit to a day where there would be less chance of rain. I feel for the poor souls who went on Sunday late afternoon and were turned away.

      And that little furball is a West Highland White that always seems to be in need of a good trim – her coat grows out so fast!

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