Estate Piovoso

I have decided that “summer part II” shall be officially named “Estate Piovoso” which is Italian for rainy summer, because everything sounds better in Italian!

And boy has it been raining!  We had 14 consecutive afternoons/evening with rain.  And not just a sprinkle or quick downpour but hours of showers. I believe at my house we have had more rain this summer then in the previous six summers combined. Crazy!

I have not been spending much time on-line these days.  Just not in the mood I guess.  Instead I have been working on this in my sketchbook:

Listening to “The Island” by Elin Hilderbrand while working on my latest needlepoint project:

Getting close to finishing the ice cream puzzle:

Watching 50 years of Alfred Hitchcock on TCM Wednesday and Friday nights in July.

I took a trunk full of items to Goodwill and mailed off a bag of clothes to Thred Up.

And I tried to take a picture of the back of my hair to show how humid it is here in the desert.  Not easy to do and then I was quite shocked at all the gray!  And here I thought I just had a few strands in front.

On that note I am off to make popcorn and my son and I are going to watch  “House on Haunted Hill”.  (His choice, not mine!)

Instead of my hair here is a picture of our Cat’s Claw blooming which only happens after a lot of rain.

 Felice Estate Piovoso!!

*I hope I got that translation right!


5 thoughts on “Estate Piovoso

  1. I hope you are watching the original “House on Haunted Hill,” directed by William Castle and starring Vincent Price. I love your sketch. We’ve had a rainy summer, too, although the last two days have been pretty beautiful. Personally, I like a gloomy day, but that’s just me.


    1. Of course it was the original! A puppeteer of a skeleton….should be named Vincent Price”less”. 🙂
      I don’t mind the rain as long as I don’t have to drive in it. the roads flood very quickly here.

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      1. Ooh, lightning and pools! I remember my grandmother used to count the seconds and stay in the pool. I would get so scared, but I would get back in the pool, because I didn’t want to be the one left alive if they did get struck!

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