Sunday afternoon and your sitting under a new pergola thinking what can I do for a next blog post? Get the camera and take a walk around the garden to see whats interesting... With the start of the summer it seems appropriate to add some good old fashioned Andalucian colour.
Pick of the bunch is the photo below, an earwig minding his own business in the rose petals.
Poppies: by the thousand in rural Spain, cave gardens can become full of them if they are not controlled, some of the fields are simply a blanket of red.
Spotted this feller and four of his mates resting under the pergola beams, there are bees and there are bees, a good inch long and quite round this bee may or may not sting, either way he looks menacing!
...and the Spanish fly...I like this pic of the most of annoying of Mother Natures creations without argument. This year there are billions of them, this is our fourth summer here and never before have we seen so many, maybe its because its been quite a wet Spring then with sudden temperatures well into the mid thirties.
For more on rural gardens in Andalucia visit the cave gardening page at our website www.livinginacave.com