And before I run, a few photos from the terrace--the previous owners downsized and generously offered us their plants. I'm thrilled to discover a few old and new favourites and to get such a good head start. I'll be content to sit with the garden as it is while I learn the conditions here. The first day we were here, it was gloriously sunny, although breezy, a trifle cool. And there were bees in the lavender
While yet throwing out new blooms
There was one of my dad's favourites which I would have loved to be able to show him -- he'd sniff its fragrance right away -- a wallflower, as scraggly as is their tendency
That's all for now, but I do want to remind anyone interested in the Read-along of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend that the first post is up over at my reading blog.