Raining like cats and Huge balls of Hail!

Discussion in 'Europe' started by NileGuide, Jun 10, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Over the weekend, thankfully I decided not to leave the house, the clouds opened over the Tuscan sky. It was something I’ve seen before but it was much earlier in the spring. I watched with my neighbor the buckets of rain pour from the sky, from about 3pm Sunday till about 7pm. Nonstop. I snapped some shots from my street view window and even a few of my plants drowning. :(
    Hail pounding the pavement. Photo Credit: Katie Greenaway
    I was flabbergasted when I saw the water coming up from my neighbors cantina (basically the sewer) and the smell took over the giardino. Needless to say I kept the door closed after that. The lightening struck violently as well. It was hard to believe that it really is June. Then today, every time I exited a building I was soaked. When I entered a lesson, the rain would stop. It was like I was being challenged. “So Katie, can you make it home even when waves of dirty sewer water are lapping onto your shins?”
    This was one of the rivers I rode through today with my bike. Photo Credit: La Nazione
    I am always challenged by this city but sometimes I want to shake my fist at Florence. Sometimes it is too much. But at least it is summer, well somewhat.
    Here are some more pictures of my giardino:
    Buckets of rain
    Hail filling my vases.
    Crazy rainstorms in June

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