The sirocco winds blowing in from the south-east and the dense cloud cover are keeping temperatures constantly mild here both by day and night.
Here are some views from our house yesterday morning. We’ve definately got our head above some clouds but below others:
The general greyness of the scene fitted in perfectly with the arrival of a new addition to our modest picture gallery yesterday. Showing Partigiano church in the background, (see my post at https://longoio.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/how-to-avoid-a-massacre/ for more on Partigliano), it’s a pastel by that fine artist David Finkbeiner who has his studio in nearby Valdottavo. For me the painting is highly evocative and is a sort of visual nocturne.
Unlike several other works by this artist it’s not at all hard-edged but tenderly haunting.
The recent rains have given us a great opportunity to fill up our 1000-litre tank in our orto from our little reservoir:
There are several fruit and veg that have survived the summer drought. Regrettably, for others it’s too late.
I sometimes receive complaints that I describe events after they’ve happened and that people have missed out on them.
So here are three (for me) unmissable events this coming week-end.
The first is a performance of Catalani’s Mass:
Our choirmaster is singing in it. (If you didn’t know who Catalani was see my post at https://longoio.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/catalanis-calamitous-life/)
The second event is ‘Il paese dei balocchi’, a week-end for fun and games for children from the age of 1 to 100. Here is the poster promising even illusionists and magicians:
The third is the festa Della Madonna Addolorata in nearby Gombereto. This event must go back at least a thousand years!
School may have started this week in our area but this is no reason to discontinue festivities. After all, despite the monsoon-like clouds, it is still officially summer!