Before I show you the slope, here’s a weather report to update you on the situation in Lazio. Last week, as I think I mentioned was COLD; time for warmer duvets and a warm fleece for the garden and slippers for walking on the cool tiled floors. But the weekend it was all change, I awoke to bright warm sunshine, warm enough for breakfast and lunch outside and to still be grateful for the remaining foliage on the wisteria to provide shade. Time, also to enjoy a walk by Lake Bolsena
This week each day has been worse than the one before. I took the images for today’s post yesterday (Wednesday) because the forecast for today was so bad I thought it would be impossible to go outside, and I was correct, it is dreadful – dark, heavy cloud and heavy rain. I dashed out between heavy thundery showers to take the photographs when there was some weak sun; the wind was coming from the south and felt surprisingly warm (much warmer than the wind last week from the north) and as usual when the wind is from the south there was the smell of cows. There is a cowshed quite a way off but when the wind comes from the south I can always smell it.
You can see from one image to the next how the clouds were scudding across the sky; they were all taken within minutes of each other but the light is different in almost every one.
Looking directly up the slope from just right of the Cypress.
Everything seems to be leaning to the left because it is! The wind was blowing very strongly, moving all the foliage and branches. The Melia (the largest tree hasn’t even begun to change colour or lose its leaves yet.
Do you experience dramatic changes in the weather from one day to the next where you live? When I moved to Italy I thought it wouldn’t be like that here, but it is!