Weather Wonders

27 Feb

Chicago or Cortona? 


These days, pretty hard to tell just by the weather.


If you’ve seen international news lately, you’ve most likely heard of the BEAST, a Siberian weather front impacting much of Europe. Icy roads mean closed schools and often some businesses, especially in steep hill towns like Cortona. 



This is happening at the same time Chicago is experiencing a few 50° sunny days.

My Chicago street:


My Cortona street, 




(But, of course, nothing stops the garbage ladies, nothing!)


Now the freeze does carry some good news…the lingering cold and ice should hopefully kill the spread of the dreadful mosca (flea) which invaded the olives two years ago and decimated the harvest for many.

With this is mind, let it freeze, let it freeze, let it freeze… just not for too long!

And soon enough, Cortona will be welcoming all the lovely signs of spring once again.

© (late March, 2017)

With thanks to my Cortona friends for the snow photos…





10 Responses to “Weather Wonders”

  1. jeanfromcalifornia February 27, 2018 at 12:17 PM #

    And here in LA we have to bring the snow down from the mountains for Snow Days in children’s playgrounds. (And they only have short periods to enjoy the snow that day…because…drip drip drip.)
    I think you are narrowing my time frame in Cortona.

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  2. Dominic Mosca February 27, 2018 at 1:20 PM #

    I rather be in Cortona

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. Royce Larsen February 27, 2018 at 2:32 PM #

    What a remarkable contrast

    You could have fooled me

    Those Cortona photos make

    Murphysboro not look so


    Thanks again


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    • blogginginitaly February 27, 2018 at 4:38 PM #

      Even with the snow, and a down jacket, it’s always a wonderful place to be!


  4. Deb F. February 27, 2018 at 3:20 PM #

    Oh those Cortona garbage ladies – not even a day off for weather! 🙂 Keep the fun snippets coming!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Fernanda Betti February 27, 2018 at 11:19 PM #

    Quando arriverete voi arriverà il sole. A presto

    Liked by 1 person

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