Well I never thought I would say this but…..

I was at Perugia airport this afternoon to collect a friend off the London Stanstead flight, and noticed a few drops of rain on the windscreen, on the way home to Bellaugello Gay Guest House wet roads….  It took me a bit of time to find the windscreen wiper switch it has been so long here in Umbria since we have seen rain.

On turning into Valdichiascio even a few puddles and trickles of water at the roadside.  Hooray!!!

Over three months without any rain to speak of, countryside tinder-box dry, indeed yet another plume of smoke from a fire rising deep down in the valley, everyone you speak to is worried about fire risk and talks of dying trees, and today there is a splatter of rain.  Coming from Scotland where rain is a regular occurence I never thought I would be delighted to see rain, but indeed I am, and the winds and racing clouds tonight bring the additional possibility of further real rain tomorrow.

Strange, I know for my guests sunshine is much wanted, but for the ground water is what is wanted, to date our spring is holding up and still running all be it at a much reduced volume, but plants are now really suffering.  Here’s hoping rain tonight and sun tomorrow or is that being greedy?