Monday, February 17, 2014


We have had a lot of rain this February.  The local people have said it is 'unusual".  I am giving up on the whole usual or unusual bit as far as weather is concerned.  The weather we have is what we have and ours has been very wet!

You are looking at one of Umbertide's claim to fame.  It is where the Reggia (stream, now more like a raging river) goes into the Tiber River. Watching the river is one of the major passtimes of the old dudes, right up there next to playing cards.

We have another little river in the area called the Niccone.  It also overflowed its bank because of a landslide.

In this picture, you can see that there is a green bridge that is no longer functional.  The road washed out and with it the bridge.  The road went to an abandonded house that had been left as a memorial to the family that lived there that was killed by the Nazis at the end of WWII.  It also looks like the farmer's cabbage field may be a little soggy!

Just when you think the sun will never shine again, we are greeted with this scene.

This is the Tiber river, now calm.  The sun came out, and all was well once again.

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