Another sunny day dawned at Bellaugello Gay Guest House here in Umbria, an excuse to breakfast outside on the terrace.
To my delight I spotted an owl chick in one of the roosting boxes in the old stone walls of the main house. I did not look too closely so as not to disturb mum and chick, but definitely saw a wee face peeking out, what a joy. The hoopoe are nesting in an old wall behind the house, they too must have chicks as they are busy flying tothe nest with morsels.
The lavender I plante last year just keeps on growing and growing. I thought it would make nice borders for the paths, but it seems determined to engulf them. I am loathe to cut the plants back, but maybe today is the day I pluck up the courage to do so before I lose sight of the paths completely.