The weather has been perfect, sunshine, hot sunshine, Bellaugello looking fabulous, the garden fragrant, bountiful lavender just about to burst into bloom, zucchini in the orto garily showing bright delicate flowers, as the bard said we have “bound up yon dangling apricots” and the roses are abundant and generously flowering. Hazy mist hangs lightly in […]

Utter silence, guys still sleeping, outside it is warm, sunshine, blue skies, harmony, a gentle breeze not even rustling the few remaining leaves hanging so tightly to the naked tree branches, so quiet even the bird song is faint and intermittent, a bee bumbles over the rosemary flowers, otherwise nothing, hardly a sound. Way below […]