Today was a fairy-tale morning in Maremma. Hard to believe but the worlds are becoming one.
It started to snow last night around 9 and at 8 am I ventured out in the weak sun to capture what I knew would be history by lunch: snow in southern Tuscany, a never-before seen phenomenon, not even by amore who has been here longer.
Listening about the snow alert for Rome for this weekend was one thing, hearing that on Monday, that is today, all schools and kindergartens in Rome would remain closed was another. But we are about an hour and a half up and much closer to the sea, less than 2 km away. Surely we won’t get any snow?
Wrong. The force has spoken and it was white. The new addition to the blues and greens was lovely, the animals were a bit alarmed, though.
I think I might start building a series of side car window glances, I like them. And the merged reflections of me on bestia too. More info on the photos in the captions.
Thank you for an unexpected disturbance, force. Just the drama we like: rare and temporary.
And in the meantime, Rome got 10 cm of it. Instead of our sun, it was snowing most of today there, and young and old went sledding in the Circus Maximus. You know, where they filmed Ben Hur. The day they are not likely to forget soon. And right now I saw that schools will be closed tomorrow as well.
Whereas amore was denied work – his train got stuck behind a broken train in the middle of his daily ride to Rome. Nothing else to do but turn around and return home – only to see that the train he’d intended to take had a 6-hour delay. Welcome to Italy in wintertime.