September arrived with a surprise this year – cooler temperatures, stormy skies and rain rain rain. While it is mildly perplexing just where summer had to get off to in such a hurry, the record heat and dry spell we’ve had this year means no one is complaining about the sudden weather change. (Although we do secretly hope summer will come back for a little bit longer so we can enjoy the beaches without the crowds!) This morning I awoke to low rumbling, and I couldn’t tell right away if it was coming from up in the mountains or out at sea. Wrapping a robe around my shoulders against the cool breeze, I looked out to see it was coming from both directions.
Nature was putting on a spectacular show, with the colors of sunrise filtering through and highlighting layers of storm clouds. It was dark and warm, intense and uplifting – all at the same time!
If I could paint this is what I would paint – that little bit of blue coming through the dark clouds, the orange light of sunrise hanging on for as long as it can, the texture of the clouds, the calm sea. I might add a wooden-masted sailing ship out there, but that would be over the top. I think I’d better stick with photography.
Off in the distance I could see a small cruise boat hurrying into the port of Salerno and street lights dotted along the walkways in Ravello against the dark morning sky. I hoped for a break in the rain for all the travelers visiting the Amalfi Coast today.
And then said a moment of thanks for waking up to another beautiful morning sky on the Amalfi Coast.
Stephanie Bavaro says
Hi, Laura. I love how even the hauntingly beautiful storm clouds are majestic on the Amalfi Coast. Whatever the Amalfi Coast does, it does with beauty. Big hug! — Stephanie Bavaro
That’s so true, Stephanie!
I like watching and listening to storms, as long as I am safe inside, or at a safe distance. Beautiful!
Hi Mary! As you know, I’ve never been a big fan of storms. But the setting here sure is captivating!
LindyLouMac in Italy says
Have you got the decent weather back yet? We are now not enjoying, although the garden is, a couple of cold (18C)wet and windy days before we are promised a return to normal September weather.
Ciao Linda! Just today the sun is out again after two days of horrendous rain. It felt like winter – the rain and the cool temperatures! We’re back to September again … and this time I hope it sticks around for a little while. Last autumn was so long and beautiful. Let’s have that again! 🙂