|Friday's Dracunculus vulgaris in all its odiferous splendour.|
|A donkey, head down among the daisies near the sports facility. Whoever has that vegetable patch to the left of the donkey has a lot of weeding ahead as the rows of onions, broadbeans and artichokes are awash with glorious wild poppies.|
|Every old stone wall is a hanging garden at the moment. Various stone crops, tiny ferns, daisies and figs turn the tumbled down ruins and winding lanes of old Chorio into a wonderful garden at this time of the year.|
|Poppies and figs in the Pedi Valley|
|Hello! Is it me you are looking for? A tagged ewe wants to know who is taking her photograph. Note the furled dracunculi in the background, to her left. That is a really mean wild thistle to her right. Those are oregano bushes in the background.|
It has now been dry for about a fortnight so doors and shutters have shrunk to more normal proportions. The long range forecast shows lots of wind but no definite rain so we are unlikely to have more than one more downpour between now and October. Temperatures are still fairly cool, just hovering above the 20 mark and there is not much difference between day time and evening temperatures.
Have a good week.