Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Here Comes Winter!


Here comes winter! Or rather we got a taste of it last weekend.
Wow has the weather ever changed since the last time we were in Asti nearly a month ago.
We haven't even had a chance to bring in the umbrellas and the cushions!

Or close the windows! There was water everywhere from the last two storms, warping the floor and pouring down the walls in the upstairs pool house.
We cleaned up the mess, turned on a portable heater and crossed our fingers that things would be ok.
Remember? I have plans for a romantic bedroom retreat up there, so I'm hoping there is no real damage.

Summer is just a distant memory now. In fact the summer bridge is now officially closed, which cut 15 minutes off our travel time. It will reopen the first day of summer.
I'm just not ready for winter yet!

Really though, winter is a ways off. I'm glad we still have a lot of fall left to enjoy. In the time since we have been gone, the vineyards have turned yellow and orange. Gorgeous!

I guess having a huge storm coincide with setting the clocks back wasn't good.
This is just too dark and dreary for me!

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28 comments:

Kathy said...

Stunning pictures...even in the darken skies it is so beautiful.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful pictures!

Kisses.

Johanna said...

Hi Delores,
this is a big difference between Italian and your weather now. But even the winter has nice days with sunshine. When the storm and rain dissappears you have still a lot of fall time. Time to plan and to design and surely your bedroom will become true and I am so curious, what you make there. Your house is really gorgeous, like Toskana. All the wineries around the house look so great. I hope the rain hasn't damaged your floors in the house.
Greetings, Johanna

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Everything is still beautiful at your place. I am not ready for winter either. I hope there was no permanent damage to your upstairs. Teresa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wonderful pictures {even the stormy dark one}!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Delores, I noticed this morning how dark it was when I got up and needed the lights on in the house. Now the sky is gray and everything is very still outside, a classic November day. I hope your bedroom retreat recovers from the damage! Looking forward to seeing the transformation. Linda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your weather may be dark and dreary, but your photos are beautiful!
Hugs,
Penny

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, it does look like winter. Your home is so glorious and looks like it should have beams of sunlight casting upon it - that cloudy, dreary day just doesn't look right. Time to head in to a cozy fire?

- The Tablescaper

Linda in AZ * said...

* Don'tchathink it's kind of "nice" to return from your FABULOUS TRIP and have a dark, rainy, romantic day by the fire w/ your Sweetie, sharing a nice cuppa or a glass of wine, just "chillin'" n' remembering your fun time with Alex??? In YOUR home, and with YOUR surroundings, that sounds soooo DIVINE, Delores!!! ENJOY, girlfriend!!! *

Warmest blessings,
Linda in AZ *
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xinex said...

You have such a gorgeous porperty, Delores. Simply breathtaking view!...Christine

food for thought said...

sorry about your water damage, but from the outside its still glorious~

Kathysue said...

Delores, everytime I see your home in Asti I take a deep sigh, Aaaaaah!! So beautiful and you capture it so well in your photos. You are getting better and better. I need you to take picts for me or teach me your techniques, amazing Miss Delores.
Thanks for stopping by today, No blue in your life? That is Okay your home already has that warm glow for the holidays even without decorations!!! xo Kathysue

abby jenkins said...

You really captured the mood with your beautiful photos. Sorry to hear about the water damage, I know that all to well with a second home in Vermont, we have had to replace the pipes twice in the past two years due to freezing, not fun.

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

Certainly I hope things will turn out well so your plan is not thwarted by it... Stay warm and 'cozy'...

Greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

Certainly I hope things will turn out well so your plan is not thwarted by it... Stay warm and 'cozy'...

Greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am not a Winter person either, and I don't like the time change. I don't care for the gray, dreary days. Hope you don't have permanent damage to your house.

Kate said...

The time change has really brought on the gray...you are right, combining it with a storm is too much all at once! Lovely pictures.

Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous pictures, Delores!! I think winter is around the corner!

XO,
Jane

La Dolfina said...

Wow your property in Asti is truly breathtaking even more so as it's transitioning to winter.
I so enjoyed our talk last night and can't wait to finally get together and do the things we talked about. I'll keep you posted as soon as I know something.
Lots of Love,
Terri

Tammy said...

These are beautiful fall stormy pictures. You must be getting the same stormy weather fronts as we are here in the Pacific NW! Stay dry and I hope you have no water damage!

Liz said...

Stunning home, and the landscape is incredible! Your landscaping around the home is fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful pictures. It is getting very dreary here now in the Midwest-all the leaves are gone and the tree fingers reach toward the sun...a couple of warm days and then we will be frozen solid. Ugghh...I do not like winter. Hugs- Diana

KayC. said...

You have a beautiful place...just beautiful. I love all your photos. Thanks for sharing them. And it is almost winter here, well in some parts of Wyoming it is already here.

Donnie said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Linda said...

These are the most beautiful photos, really, really lovely... Hope your floors will be okay!

JEANNE said...

Wow, lovely photos. Even the dark and dreary ones. You sure captured the winter mood. I too love the sunshine. I hope your floors are alright.
Hugs, Jeanne

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I'm not ready for winter either! But I must say your Asti home is glorious no matter what the season.
Your pictures are wonderful and they are both beautiful and dramatic. Absolutely lovely.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your Asti home looks beautiful, no matter what the time of the year. These photos are wonderful. I hope you didn't have any lasting damage from the storms. laurie

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