The weather the last few days around my humble abode has been nothing short of spectacular — warm temperatures and nothing but clear, blue skies.
Out on the street, heavy overcoats and parkas have rapidly given way to light jackets and pullover sweaters. Some have even found it pleasant enough to roll up their long-sleeve shirts or tug on a polo. The later have got to be tourists from International Falls, MN, where a heat wave is any degree above zero.
That wasn’t the case too long ago, as my adopted city of Vicenza — City of Palladio — weathered a pretty wet, snowy and foggy winter season.
All in all, it wasn’t too bad, but when that alarm clock sounded at oh-dark-thirty and the heating system hadn’t quite gotten up to speed, it took a real effort to roll out of bed, put foot in slipper and stagger downstairs and greet the morning DAWN with a yawn.
Thankfully, winter — in all its overcast shades of gray — has packed its bags and is now heading to the Southern Hemisphere to torment residents from Coihaique to Capetown to Christchurch.
Addio inverno (Goodbye winter).
Enjoy the short video of a typical DAWN that greeted me just outside my window this past winter.
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