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"warm"~ PhotoHunt


This was a very difficult theme for me. I searched through all of my Hawaii photos, beach photos from both Italy and Hawaii, and sunset photos. I just couldn’t decide on which one to use. Instead, I decided to go with a photo of the Bollente in the Piazza della Bollente in Acqui Terme in Piemonte, Italy. The water that comes out of the Bollente stays at a constant temperature of 75°C or 167°F.


The Bollente at night:


Piazza della Bollente during the day:

For a moment, I thought about posting the following photo as my main "warm" photo, but then decided I better not. I was afraid all my friends dealing with the cold weather right now might throw a few shoes at me for posting this photo of snow.

Snow day at my school on a warm winter day in Hawaii.

Comments (25)

Wow, that is warm! Beautiful pictures! Have a great weekend!


Love your photos...

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, great theme photo selection of the Bollente. Neat how the steam is coming out! I like your snow photo too! I hope it lasted long enough for the kids to have a lot of fun with it!

Have a great weekend Girasoli!

That is incredible! How gorgeous that fountain is! My hunt is up please come and visit

That snow photo is hilarious!! Does the school district really pay for fake snow to be brought in??

Wow -- the water comes out that hot naturally?

I posted a "warm" too. Please visit, and enter my contest while you're there. Thanks.

Beautiful shots! Well done for the theme!
I live in Southern Cal. we have snow days at school too. WELL DONE! FUNNY!

I've never seen a fountain like that with warm water! Interesting!

But I loved the "also ran" photo of the snow day in Hawaii. I understand why you didn't pick it as your PhotoHunt photo, but I'm glad you shared it with us!


Nice photos! Haven't been there but live in Hawaii where you know it can get "warm". I posted my own "warm"...stop by & visit http://upcountrysmiles.com

Beautiful photographs for the warm theme and I had to laugh at the one you almost used of the snow day in Hawaii. Too funny.

HA! I'm soo glad you chose the photos you did:-) M.

I hope no kids will try touching the water from that fountain! :P


Great fountain photos! And the Hawaii addition was adorable too!

Lovely photos... nice take. Have a great week ahead!

Your photos are spectacular! Thank you for sharing them with us.
I love the one of the fountain and the mist rising from the water. So lovely...

Beautiful photos, girasoli.
LOL at you changing your mind about your"warm snow" photo for the fear of shoes coming your way.

Thanks everyone! The water that comes out of the Bollente is from a hot spring. According to everything I have read, it is always that hot. Napaboaniya, I would hope that kids would not touch the water either! I never thought of that before.

The PTG at our school paid for the snow. We've only had it once (so far) because it was very expensive. We ordered 3 truck loads. The younger grades got to go first so we had nice fresh snow. I posted more on the snow in another post...click on snow under my category list to see more photos (including a snowman).


Great interpretation! Why didn't I think of that? I have lots of Bollente shots, too.

Isn't the Bollente impressive? We loved watching people line up with their jugs to take some of the precious mineral water home with them.

The photos of the fountain are very cool - love way the steam looks! And the Hawaiian snow "storm" is hilarious. I bet the kids really had fun! We have some snow in the forecast today but it's looking like it might end up being rain instead. Hope you're having a nice weekend.


Great photo choices! And I adore the idea of a snow day at your school. What fun!


We remember that fountain, too. It was an excellent choice for your "warm" photohunt.

Wow I've never heard of a hot spring fountain before. Great take on the theme!

jan, I was surprised you didn't. I even checked first in case you did post it before posting my PhotoHunt post.

Jerry, it is. I was amazed at how popular the springs are.

Annie, it was very warm in the summer :) Many were amazed, some think still today that that is what snow is like, and all had fun. I was disappointed we couldn't do it again (although certainly understood with the economy and cost).

Amy, thanks. Most kids don't own mittens, so they wore socks on their hands. A letter was also sent home to parents saying that covered shoes must be worn for their child to participate.

Marcia, didn't know you have been in Acqui Terme.

jams, glad I was able to share something new with you and thanks.

Really fabulous photos. :)

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