Yesterday, Saturday, was an unexpectedly sunny day. Rain had been forecast but it didn’t arrive until mid-afternoon today so most of the weekend has been good for gardening and for a pleasant walk for some exercise and to see what is flowering in the countryside around the house.
Some of the flowers I can see from the car when driving along the lane but others are less conspicuous and needed the slower pace of a walk to become visible.
We saw sheep with their lambs; they are probably destined for the Christmas table as young lamb is often chosen for Christmas lunch here in Italy, the meal on Christmas Eve is the most important meal and that is traditionally fish, often with several courses and a moment for the family to be together.
Click on the image above to see all the wild flowers I saw yesterday, some are quite a surprise.
Can you see the wild rocket? It has yellow flowers, it grows inside the garden too, I leave it where it wants to grow and crop it whenever I need some spicy, peppery leaves for salads.
Are you able to enjoy pleasant walks where you live? What is your favourite time of year for walking? In the summer it is just too hot to be able to enjoy walking.