In 2010, we had a good winter in Turin with a lot of rain and some snow, not much, nothing that can stop life of the city.
The elders said that it is easy to find misery under the water, but the bread is under the snow that protects the grain from frost, wise words indeed.
Snowfall, in recent years, in Turin are not very frequent, so I got up quickly and despite the fear of wetting the camera and a crude plastic bag to protect it I headed to the park to take some photos in the snow.
Photo gallery: Snowing in Turin
When I arrived the snow was still falling, and it was quite a problem not getting wet, stay dry, at least keep the camera dry, the dark shapes of trees surrounded by white snow caught my attention, until an orange figure got my lens.
An orange stain surrounded by white, an incredible inspiration to chase and shot immediately before it disappeared.
I was intrigued by the picture of the orange umbrella, by the various changes in the light, the hidden forms of things covered by the white mantle.
But the orange still followed me, one of those cases where it is the picture that comes to you when you do not seek it, it was a girl who was also photographing the spectacle of the snow with a mobile phone.
Back home I find out my cat looked at snowflakes through the window, amazed and curious.
Just a matter of a few hours, just a beautiful morning, a few pictures, and it was all over.