Urns in the morning mist

A quickie because I snapped this picture of the urns sitting on the upper garden wall first thing this morning and liked it so much I just have to share it with you all.

Urns on the wall over the mist


Today is forecast to reach the high thirties, as I write the birds are singing, and the Apennine mountains in the distance are glazed with a fine heat haze, and there is not a cloud in the sky.

Yesterday the guys worked hard and got the footings finished for the second garden wall, now waiting for them to dry before proceeding with the stones.  Strange, along with my daily plant watering ritual  I had to water the footings last night so they didn’t dry out too quickly.

Last night there was not even the slightest breeze, utter peace, bright stars, the plough is very much in evidence overhead.  We feasted off steaks cooked on the barbecue and sat out late slowly sipping a fine Sagrantino di Montefalco

The Great Garden Wall

After many days and hours of hard work the main garden retaining wall has finally reached full height and boy oh boy how good it looks.

The guys have worked very hard and created a fabulous dry stone wall that will provide the backdrop to our outside dining terrace leading off the dining room.  The wall is south facing and will retain the heat of the summer sun thus providing a warm zone for outside dinners.

We have created three feature niches in the wall that will be back-lit .  The lower niches are infact almost one metre above finished ground level – it really is a great wall

Now it’s on to the tidying up, the earth infront of the wall needs to be removed thus showing the wall in its full height splendour.

job well done, thanks guys!

The wall looking westGreat wall looking north