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Friday, May 26, 2006

A mixed day, weatherwise, cloudy with sunny spells. This evening turned very warm and I was out watering the plants and the air was beautifully scented by the linden tree which is in full flower, it buzzes constantly with the sound of a billion bees sipping the nectar. There are butterflies everywhere attracted by the flowers of the anchusa. Saw the swallowtail, papillo machaon, see photo on this site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85654933@N00/60324393/

also araschina levana in its black and white form.

The cherries are almost finished now thanks to the pigeons and magpies who have had a fortnight of feasting. I salvaged one more bowlful for the family who will be visiting next week.
The ground is getting very dry and it's not even June yet; no doubt there is still time for more rain!

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