Outside my window everything is white. No, no, not more snow. During my first winter on the Amalfi Coast I was surprised by the amount of clouds that seem to just get stuck in the mountains along the coast. This happens other parts of the year, but it seems to happen most often in the winter. Day after day can go by when I look out the window and see nothing but white! You can see the low cloud cover today in the Amalfi webcam shot below:
This winter has been particularly rainy and overcast, and the clouds are unfortunately back today after a nice period of clear weather. Looking out the window just now, I was reminded of the scene from Federico Fellini’s Amarcord where the boys dance in the fog. As I tried to fix my eyes on the neighboring villa, with the clouds and mist literally blowing in the open window, the enchanting theme song from Amarcord starting going through my head. Winter on the Amalfi Coast, whether sunny or cloudy, still seems to be somehow magical.
Chef Chuck says
Ciao Laura, They are some misty clouds! We have been lucky, I call it our indian summer. Our temps. are 65 to 70 degrees the last week or two. Knock on wood!! They move so smooth in the video, That’s cool!
Hi! Just stumbled on your blog. Lovely! We’re currently on the Cilento Coast and have been amazed by those clouds and the way the weather swirls around, banging against the mountains and falling to the sea. But the sunsets! We get to see the Amalfi Coast in the distance turning red. Gorgeous!
Ciao Valerie! Grazie! So happy you stopped by and left a comment. I am excited to have found your blog now too! I like your description of the clouds “banging against the mountains and falling to the sea.” That is perfect! And, oh my, the sunsets are glorious!
Ciao Chuck! Glad to hear the weather is so lovely for you in Arizona. I hope it keeps up! My family in Nebraska has been telling me about the unusually warm weather there. I love that part of the movie… always makes me smile! 🙂