Wild weather

There has been some wild weather in Bagni di Lucca. There was snow for a few hours before rain came to wash it all away.

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

The river that was extraordinarily low this summer is now roaring past.

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Ponte a Serraglio

Lima river

I wish I was around to see the snow and rain. I love to stand at my window to watch it all happen.

Thank you Paul for taking photos of my front yard.

Ponte a Serraglio

Crazy weather

Summer in Bagni di Lucca has been unusually cool and wet. The crazy weather continues. One day it is warm and sunny.


The river is calm and low.



Then we get driving rain and storms and the river turns into a raging torrent, much more likely in winter.







There was a huge hail storm in Florence the other day that left the streets looking as though they were covered with snow…crazy stuff.

What will autumn and winter bring?

I am completely sick of the rain!


Yes, I know this looks beautiful, the river has turned once again into a raging torrent and the trees are green, but enough of this rain!!! It has been pouring here for the last couple of days and it has become cold again. We need some sun to make the geraniums thrive.



This little fellow doesn’t appear to be too bothered by the wet. He was out this morning for a walk.



At least someone is happy about the rain.

Swallows and a rainbow

It has been raining here in Bagni di Lucca for weeks. We are all sick of it. Late yesterday afternoon the rain stopped and a strange yellow light appeared over Ponte a Serraglio.



Then a rainbow appeared.




Then swallows began to swoop and dive along the river.


There is a saying here…Una rondine non fa primavera…One swallow doesn’t make spring. ( a bit like “One swallow doesn’t make a summer”). There were lots of swallows, so I’m hoping it is a sign.

A bit later there was a double rainbow. The photo is not great, but if you squint you might see it.


Rondine e un arcobaleno…I jumped in this morning and planted the pansies on the bridge. Let’s hope it doesn’t snow again.