Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Il Cielo Michelangelesco

One of the many perks of my apartment is that I have a great view of the sky, and today I watched the clouds roll by throughout the afternoon while I was working. Great heaps of clouds marched across the sky, as if they were in a hurry to pass over the city as quickly as possible, eager to reach the sea. Every so often, a patch of blue would appear, but within a short time the sky would be dark again with ominous-looking clouds. At times, there were rumbles of thunder, and it even hailed tiny bits of ice all over the terrazza for a while.

I was mesmerized by the cloud formations, the different levels of them, and the many colors that were visible. While I was talking to my friend Marco in Modena on Skype, I was trying to describe my view of the sky out my window. He said "diciamo il cielo Michelangelesco" (we call that a sky by Michelangelo). Perfetto! Che bellissimo! Sometimes il maltempo (lousy weather) creates beautiful visions that makes it all worthwhile.


LindyLouMac said...

Our weather was very similar to yours yesterday, without the ice. I love your friends description of the sky. Our sunset had a hint of pink last night, but I left it a little late to think about taking a photo. Thank goodness today has been considerably calmer.

Christy said...

I absolutely LOVE this! This is the same view from my apartment. I am just over that wall with the spikes on the top.

Thank you for posting such beautiful photos of the Michelangelo Sky! (I love that!!)