Climate does change, and it happens so fast.

Arrived in Riva yesterday, jumped on my bicycle and 5 minutes later this crazy storm errupted. I was at the piazza, parked my bike and ran into Cafe Italia. Surrounded by German tourists, I ordered a glass of white wine and watched. I’ve seen storms before, but this was dramatic, perhaps even unique.

We have the Peler winds, a ‘good weather’ wind. It’s constant and steady in the months of June, July and August and we enjoy the breeze in the morning. Then, the Ora winds blow from the south throughout the afternoon on Lake Garda – surfers from around the world are familiar with these winds; they are welcome.

But yesterday, such a quick and serious storm, the kind that did damage to a few of those lovely large trees I’ve been photographing for 20 years.

Those trees and this lake and such extraordinarily shaped mountains make this one of the prettiest on the planet.

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