by Melinda Gallo

From sunny to rainy

All it took was one day. Yesterday it was sunny, but cool, and today it started raining right after lunch. I knew I should have gone to the Festa della ceramica (Ceramics Festival) yesterday, but I was too busy doing other things. After I took my nap, I dragged Dave to the Festa della ceramica in Piazza Santissima Annunziata even though it was still sprinkling.

Dave and I quickly walked down to Piazza Santissima Annunziata. The streets were practically empty. I was walking in the middle with my umbrella and Dave was walking on the sidewalk to get as much shelter as possible from the buildings' awnings. I normally don't like walking around with umbrellas, but Florence seems to clear out when it begins to rain.

At 6PM, most of the people working at the Festa della ceramica were already packing up. I don't blame them, it poured rain for at least 2 to 3 hours this afternoon. The ceramics were soaking wet and some of the vases and bowls were even full of water.

On our way back, we went to La Standa, which wasn't quite so deserted. Many people were doing their Sunday shopping. Usually by Sunday night, the supermarket is pretty cleared out. No milk left on the shelves and the meat section is fairly empty too. We wanted Kleenex and it seems that at this time of year, there's never enough.

On TV, it says that it'll be rainy for a few days now; however, we hope it'll let up a little bit. I don't mind it too much, but I'll probably be buying a had so that I don't have to walk around with an umbrella.

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