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Friday, 13 March 2009

Window-opening day

Thirteen degrees at 10am. Azure skies and bright sunshine. This morning I was treated to a lecture from my trilingual 4-year-old on the difference between azzurro and blu, with special reference to the sky and his sweater. Smartass kid!

Today seems to be by general consensus window-opening day. It's an important moment, I would say, in the gradual welcoming of spring. Windows and doors are open all over Carmine, Cannobio and points in between, folk are gossiping out of them, and the fresh air is flooding in.




8 comments:

CathM said...

Fab images... wish I was there!

chrysalis said...

Just a small comment - was the blu you mentioned really the english ie blue?

ladyfi said...

Lucky you! It's lovely and sunny but if I opened the window, all that snow would blow in...

Louise said...

@Chrysalis : No, in Italian they make a distinction between sky blue and dark blue. If I called the sky blu, they'd look at me very strangely (I know, they do anyway!). The difference is that only poets and bloggers would use the English word azure in everyday conversation whereas in Italy azzurro is used frequently.

Vanessa said...

Open windows? Good God, if I opened the window, the central heating'd pack up and never pump another litre again. What are you thinking? Get back inside, fool! And shut that door!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Yes, azzurro is used frequently in Italy, but for a 4-year old to explain all that is hysterical! Reminds me of my daughter when she was little. She was talking about the Emancipation Proclamation when she was three. Oh, she has taught me soooo ?? Anyhow, enjoy him; it does go fast! Ciao, Rita

karin said...

I close my eyes and am transported to behold your azzurro skies (yes, I can see with my eyes closed, lol) and feel the balmy breeze wafting through your open windows caressing my cheeks! It was a lovely visit! Reality is snow on the ground, overcast sky, wind still, and 0 degrees C.

GutsyWriter said...

I wore shorts in my garden last weekend. HA!
The sky was azure, as it frequently is in southern California.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Window-opening day

Thirteen degrees at 10am. Azure skies and bright sunshine. This morning I was treated to a lecture from my trilingual 4-year-old on the difference between azzurro and blu, with special reference to the sky and his sweater. Smartass kid!

Today seems to be by general consensus window-opening day. It's an important moment, I would say, in the gradual welcoming of spring. Windows and doors are open all over Carmine, Cannobio and points in between, folk are gossiping out of them, and the fresh air is flooding in.




8 comments:

CathM said...

Fab images... wish I was there!

chrysalis said...

Just a small comment - was the blu you mentioned really the english ie blue?

ladyfi said...

Lucky you! It's lovely and sunny but if I opened the window, all that snow would blow in...

Louise said...

@Chrysalis : No, in Italian they make a distinction between sky blue and dark blue. If I called the sky blu, they'd look at me very strangely (I know, they do anyway!). The difference is that only poets and bloggers would use the English word azure in everyday conversation whereas in Italy azzurro is used frequently.

Vanessa said...

Open windows? Good God, if I opened the window, the central heating'd pack up and never pump another litre again. What are you thinking? Get back inside, fool! And shut that door!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Yes, azzurro is used frequently in Italy, but for a 4-year old to explain all that is hysterical! Reminds me of my daughter when she was little. She was talking about the Emancipation Proclamation when she was three. Oh, she has taught me soooo ?? Anyhow, enjoy him; it does go fast! Ciao, Rita

karin said...

I close my eyes and am transported to behold your azzurro skies (yes, I can see with my eyes closed, lol) and feel the balmy breeze wafting through your open windows caressing my cheeks! It was a lovely visit! Reality is snow on the ground, overcast sky, wind still, and 0 degrees C.

GutsyWriter said...

I wore shorts in my garden last weekend. HA!
The sky was azure, as it frequently is in southern California.