Each week I have an assignment to write something in Italian for class. It can be something that happened during the week or something we made up. I did not make this up. (English translation follows). (Corrections made to the Italian on 13 maggio ’15…after my class presentation and yes, I took all of the pictures including il bandito)
Indossava una maschera nera mentre scalava la ringhiera del mio terrazzo.
Lo osservavo in silenzio come lui atterava sul pavimento.
Sapeva quello che voleva, ma si è fermato ad annusare i fiori.
Quello è stato la sua rovina.
Ho mirato e tirato il grilleto. L’ho colpito in mezzo agli occhi.
è stato solo l’acqua, ma il procione ha fatto una ritirata.
He was wearing a black mask as he climbed over the railing of my terrace.
I observed him in silence as he dropped to the floor. He knew what he wanted, but he stopped to smell the flowers.
That was his undoing!
I aimed and pulled the trigger. I shot him right between the eyes.
It was only water but the raccoon made a hasty retreat.
For your viewing pleasure some of the flowers he stopped to smell….or at least check for edibility.
The sticks in the center of the pot above belong to my dwarf butterfly bush which in a couple of months will be grown up and have lovely blooms smelling of honey.
Last but not least …Diavolo performing dawn patrol the other morning at 5:35 am.
Disclaimer: no animals were harmed in making this post.