zaterdag 28 juli 2012


Our first week back from Italy was a rather warm one. I understood everybody in Holland was very happy with the sun, and ofcourse I don't want to complain, but I was happy with my cold house. It was hot outside, and for me that means not so many activities like walking and bike riding. So we only made some small tours and little walks in the late afternoons, and picknicks at the riverside. And we ofcourse had laundry to wash, house to clean and all that kind of things.
But yesterday it was a better day for making a bike ride, and so we did, about 70 km. I'm sad to say I forgot my camera, it was really beautiful outsight. The light!! My 2 boys had left for spending some time with their father, so we could do whatever we wanted.

Well, here some more photo's of Italy.

On a clear day this was the vieuw from our house, Monte Rosa, in the distance.

It's a rather strange feeling, watching snow in the distance when you sit in the shadow in your swimming clothes (I did enjoy the pool).

But in the first week we had rain too, and even a hailstorm!!

We were sitting in the clouds. The weather was impressing, rain and very loud thunder. It does sound loud in the mountains!! Locals told us it was over 30 years ago there was such a hailstorm in summer.

I was feeling so good being here again; the first time I was here in 1968, with my parents. And 7 years later they bought a little house here, which they rented in the summertime, but I went there some springs and autumns, with friends. In those days it took much longer to travel, students we were, and we went by train, and walked up the mountain. Once I was there with Christmas with 2 good friends, that was like a fairy tale. The churchs bells ringing on Christmas eve, we descending the mountain, magic. 

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Gorgeous photos! My favorite is the one of the village mountainside with the clouds.. lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Looks like you are having a wonderful time! Ada :)

  3. Wat is het daar prachtig, heerlijk om er drie weken te vertoeven en weg te mijmeren bij fijne herinneringen.
    Je beren vallen me nu pas op en ik zie ook leuke kleertjes. Ik ben zelf ook aan het prutsen geweest n.a.v. de slofjes die ik van Corrie kreeg, maar het is een beetje stijfjes geworden.
    Fijne zondag, groetjes