Orvieto_ from under the umbrella

So in general, it has been very rainy here in the Tuscany/Umbria area.  The day we went to Orvieto was no exeption.  Buckets of rain fell in only a few minutes.  A handfull of fellow students decided not to take the bus, least to say when the arrived at the Duomo where the bus had dropped us off, they were like wet cats. 

More than twice as many KSU Architecture students are studying south in Orvieto as in Castiglion.  They live in apartments separate from their study center and cook their own meals.  So… I got to cook that night!  We had a white cheese pasta, Umbrian (salted) bread, and delish poached pears in cinnamon syrup.  Tasty!

The weekend after our trip to Oriveto included Women’s Day on Saturday.  Everywhere the shops and women had little bouquets of Mimosa, a tiny yellow poof ball bloom from the trees.  To me they smelled like cucumber. :)

Flowers in the Santa Chiara hallway that brightened my daysp1050928

Jim saves the cat via messenger bag and shear willp1050932

The rain overlook from the remains of the Pope’s castlep1050934

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Gorgeous Alabaster rose windowp1050981

Tour with umbrellasp1050983

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Exterior Orvieto Duomop1050989

Looking down from city wall_ a family having Womens day lunch in the back patio.p10600701

Mimosa flowers for Womens dayp1060082

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