Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tuscan Clouds

I have been offline for the past month as I was traveling in Tuscany, Italy - never read a newspaper, nor listened to the radio, didn't watch TV or approach a computer.  I spent most of the time camping under a few olive trees on the outskirts of Volterra, reading and swimming.  One day, when visiting the medieval town of San Gimignano, the sky grew cloudy and we were soaked by a heavy shower. Even my young children noticed the change in the sky and they agreed that it looked just like a painting.  The scene reminded me of Joni Mitchell's lyrics:

These are the clouds of Michelangelo, 
Muscular with gods and sungold

                     Clouds over Tuscany


  1. Throughout my many trips to Tuscany villa rentals I have found myself staring at the clouds a fair amount. It is odd because when I am home I never get much of a chance to indulge in such things but there is something about Tuscany that truly lets me relax and enjoy my surroundings

    1. Thanks Sean. Give me Tuscan clouds rather than iClouds any day.