Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Puglian Paradise

Just beginning to feel better after the longest and most horrible virus infection..
So back to the keyboard but with lots of pictures!!!
 This is our trullo down in Puglia. You can just see me in the garage..for that is what the funny little bit on the end is supposed to be. We haven't been for a visit for around three years..if truth be told we haven't had any kind of a break for three years. Some times work just won't let you
 Me labouring in 2008

These two saints are inside our gatepost! St Damiano and St Cosimo patron saints of Puglia
Looking up into the stone dome of one of the cones..we have just started lime mortaring the joints..after sand blasting the old layers of earth plaster off.

This is where a little basin will sit with its own little window

 Our olive trees..we have around 200 some are ancient and so beautiful.

 When we can we cut off the suckers all around the base..they haven't been properly pruned for ages.
A stormy Puglian sky behind one of the cones.Sadly the weather can turn cold during the winter months.

You can see how this tree is in desperate need of a haircut. They are pruned to make them like an open box so that the sunshine gets right inside. This one is next to a mispora tree and in the foreground there is a pomegranate bush.

Orchids and wild flowers are in abundance.

 In the spring you can see such a wealth of wild flowers..beautiful.