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Greetings from Mondovì: The Smallest Things

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE 13 February  It’s snowing again, a lazy tumble hiding not a thing, dropping a delicate web over tree and field, garden and wall.  My husband says he’s done with winter, and this half-hearted effort seems to show…

Greetings from Mondovì: No Rush

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE 1 February  Here’s a new month in the new year, but I can’t escape a recurring sense of déjà vu, of experience spiralling back upon itself.  It feels as if the same full moon has been rising…

Greetings from Mondovì: A Proper Winter

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE 13 January 2021 We’re having a proper winter, snowy and cold, the kind we haven’t seen for a couple of years.  The landscape is just as it should be—snow-covered hills, bare branches—a perfect study in black on…

Greetings from Mondovì: December 2020

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE I could quote Sweet Baby James to tell you about the first of December, go on to describe the hush and sweep of falling snow, how it dropped a curtain between house and valley and filled our…

Greetings from Mondovì: With November comes la nebbia

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE With November comes la nebbia, the fog that rises from Piemontese valleys and blankets the plain of Lombardia.  On the day before the United States presidential election I watched it form above our prato, the damp air of a chilly afternoon…

Greetings from Mondovì: October might be my favorite

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE October has been kind from beginning to end—sunny days, cooler nights and early mornings, leaves of red, gold, flame, and russet filtering the incomparable light of autumn afternoons.  As the month ends, I have taken my car…

Greetings from Mondovì: 30 days

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LESLIE MCBRIDE WILE September is over.  I’ve written next to nothing, but our cantina is filling up nicely with potatoes, onions and winter squashes, apples for cider, jars of salsa, fruit preserves, pickles.  Any thoughts that might have been worth…