A field of sunflowers in the Roman countryside taken from an early morning train window was the last image of Italian flowers that we saw in July as we travelled back to the UK last month. We plan to return soon and I'm sure there will be further posts on our way of life in rural Italy.
Meanwhile, with extra family members around during the Summer life is never dull and there are opportunities for enjoying some meals together using some of our produce.
My husband was given the plaque with the motto (above) by one of the children and is now hanging in the potting area of the garage. It is very true and at this time of the year we continue to wait for some fruit to ripen whilst enjoying the produce that has been harvested such as broad and French beans, peas and soft fruits, or waiting to be picked or lifted from the ground. The allotment is now full of tomatoes, garlic, onions, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes and the sweetcorn and squashes will be ready next month with more plum tomatoes (San Marzano), chili peppers and sweet peppers in the covered way.