|115 moonflowers blooming at once!|
Now I enjoy having time to swim every day, even in the 100 degree heat, and having time for reading and watching DVDs, while also managing my online classes. I'm looking into other options for house-sitting next year, in other parts of Italy. One is 30 minutes from the sea, 20 minutes from the mountains, and close to my friends Domenico and Roberto, who I haven't seen in several years. It would be fun to explore a new and different region of Italy.
In the meantime, the pride of my yard this summer is my moonflowers, who sporadically have more than 100 blossoms. They open after 9 pm, and only bloom for one night, but their fragrance fills the air and beckons hundreds of bees to get drunk on the nectar within. Che bella!
The jasmine I bought last month is growing by leaps and bounds, but the gardenia didn't survive the heat. Che peccato!
|Fragile blossoms that seduce bees|
|Heading out for the local farmer's market.|