As regular readers and guests of Bellaugello will already know one of my passions is lavender. The gardens at Bellaugello Gay Guest House abound with the glorious heady perfume of lavender from the many many lavender plants that I have in the garden. I also use the lavender for cooking, it gives a subtle flavour to meats and cakes, and the dried lavender stalks make perfect kindling for an aromatic start to a bbq or winter fire.
My lavender passion is shared by many insects some of whom were captured on camera by a recent guest from Livorno who kindly sent me the photos for this post.
Thank you Antonio for these spectacularly wonderful photos. If any readers would like to contact Antonio for a photographic commission please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly put you in touch.