No, not the title of a new novel, but an everyday occurrence in My Hesperides Garden.
When I make my daily (sometimes several times a day at the moment) walk around the garden I always want to smell all the perfumed flowers, not so great at the moment as I have developed an allergy to something and itchy, streaming eyes and bouts of sneezing follow my time outside. In almost every rose I’ve found a black spider, now what’s that doing in there, I thought – answer waiting for lunch, or dinner or breakfast depending on the time of day is the answer!
On a lighter note; one a trip into town I was surprised to see some cows outside; sadly most Italian cows spend their time inside and it is a rare thing indeed to find them outside enjoying the air.
At first glance when I was driving past I thought they were long-horned cattle that are native to the area and are found outside, these are cattle for meat rather than milk, I think these are for meat too, but I’m not sure what variety they are, but I think they are rather beautiful.
Further on, in the place I photographed the poppies a couple of weeks ago, the natural progression of Nature’s planting is moving on.