Tag Archives: weather

we’re definitely not in kansas anymore…

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Check this out…a real live tornado above the school…happened around 5 in the evening when i was taking my after school photoshop lessons, after we had been having some thunder storms , but it was all very fast, by the time i ran back into the class to grab my camera, it was already dissipating, but you could clearly see the vortex swirling…v exiting and no damage done!

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industrial landscape and encroaching weather…

North West Spain, Galicia:

Storm rolling over a wood processing factory, the smoke from the factory mixes with the fast moving clouds. I find it beautiful…

madonna blu/madonna rosa…

…Speaking of Oropa, when i go there, i tend to buy one of these small statues every year.

This wee madonna turns out to be a rather brilliant predictor of the weather. When it is sunny and/or dry, she is blue as above…and when rain comes…like today…

…she turns pink (when i take her home to Scotland she remains mostly pink…!). Works every time…honest!

its always about the weather…

…early morning, no early risers among the residents this year, just me pottering around on my own at 7am, actually its pretty nice, one of the few cool and quiet moments of the day…

…so of course we are never happy. When i got here mid June everyone was complaining about the cold ( a balmy 18 degrees actually…) anyway now again it’s all about the weather. There comes a point in the Biella summer when it gets very hot and very very humid, we are in the middle of that period now. The air you breathe in as actually hot, the bottle of water beside your bed is actually hot…i can only describe it as being like living in a bowl of warm soup…sticky moist and uncomfortable.

The surrounding mountains have become become hazy and fade in and out of the distance, sometimes you can’t see them at all. You have to slow down your pace a little in order to “survive”.  Stuck in Biella for the weekend due to work commitments, life takes the meaning of “slow” to a new level…

“slow”

even “slower”

Too hot to go out, too lethargic to arrange to go out and meet friends, i find myself going a little crazy and “interacting” with some of the installations for arte al centro by trying to catch subtitles on my skirt…not a good sign i know!!!

meteorology of a walk…

I always say, you don’t come to Scotland for the weather…take last Saturday for example, a lovely day for here around 20 odd degrees, look, that is actually the sun, you can see it lighting up the Scottish parliament. There it is hiding beneath turf landscaping behind the dandelions or are they goats beard??? should have checked for that tell tale hollow stem (see previous post)  and buttercups…

…and there is the castle doing the same thing, but oh oh, where has the sun gone???

never mind, even the animals are performing for the camera…and he can relax, rook eating season is over…

so anyway, knew it was too good to last, that’s THE WEATHER you can see rolling in from fife over the forth…i took it as my cue to get down off the mountain…

…and sure enough, twenty minutes later…

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