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11th day, Hail Storm

29 Jun

After 11 days of perfect weather, we had a hail storm this afternoon. As it was blowing away from our house, and we (and our laundry) were safely inside, it was fun to watch. Our poor neighbors across the street, however, were running for cover.The white in the picture is actually hail in front of their door. I am taking the photo from above the green plant beneath our window. The brownish color down the middle is a stream of sand rushing down the street.


After the rain stopped, we headed for a quick dinner around the corner at a Spagetteria we had yet to try. Penne with oil, fresh raw tomatoes and basil…simple yet delicious. Since the weather was so iffy, I left home without camera or purse. Nothing else to record tonight, right?

Well, after dinner, the sky turned a deep blue as the storms vanished, so we walked the town. When we entered the piazza, who else but Maestro Einstein playing the flute again. And again, no camera…only the second time. We sat on the tall stairs of the Commune and listened to him play Swan Lake and other pieces. The photos are of the Commune, just not from tonight. One of the best parts tonight was watching a young girl, about 18 months, pointing at the maestro while dancing around him. Of course, I was thinking of Maven, my beautiful 6 month old great niece. After dropping coins in his box, I asked Einstein when he might return, but he wasn’t sure. Hopefully, hopefully, I will be able to capture him on camera before we leave.

As for the trip to Montalcino, there is sooo much to write it will take several posts, but they will start soon!



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