On Sunday we walked at Corviano, a true walk through time as we passed a mediaeval castle, a longobard church with human – shaped sarcofogi cut into the stone, an Etruscan wall, basins cut into the rock where the Etrucans fermented their wine and most amazing of all – Iron Age habitations in the cliff face that we could enter and see the way water was collected, and where the fire was situated within the room. The entrance was originally via a rope ladder with a wooden platform but later inhabitants had added entrances from above.
The hunter-gatherer of the family was intent on finding wild asparagus while I was more interested in the wild flowers. there were banks of blue and white Anemones; beautifully paterned, new Cyclamen leaves were emerging from the leaf litter. I was experimenting with a new camera with a macro zoom that allowed me to photgraph details I couldn’t see with the naked eye – see the flowers and compare the photos of the tiny new sedum just visible on the volcanic rock.
Enough asparagus was found to make an omlette for supper!