Feels Like Summer

Mountain walking, breathtaking….

Monte Subasio - view

Lonely pine, view-making….

Monte Subasio - view

Summer flowers, colour perfect….

Monte Subasio - Wild Flowers

Monte Subasio - Wild Flowers

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Sun-warmed stones, just right for landing….

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….and expanding….

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Dressed a little conservatively for Summer?

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Unlike the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly….

Monte Subasio - Wild Flowers & Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

Dressed to impress! See how he deceives the eye – wings look upside down on this butterfly….

Monte Subasio - Wild Flowers & Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

Trees can dress up too….

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But can they see you?

Monte Subasio - tree, lichen, ivy

Sun-dappled fig leaves form a canopy, welcome shade…

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Dancing bells – or are they church bells echoing around the mountainside?

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Or the luncheon bell? A perfect picnic spot, is it not?

Monte Subasio - view from picnic spot

Buzzing….

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Humming…

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Hiding….

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The wondrous shapes of nature….

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A glorious thistle….

Monte Subasio - Wild Flowers

A huge aloe reaches upwards, waiting to flower….

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A brave snail walks a wavering tightrope….

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Wild fennel scents the air with its aniseed aroma….

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Perfect nature on a perfect day.

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8 thoughts on “Feels Like Summer

  1. Flora Marriott

    Wonderful words and photos Mary. I’m hesitant to comment as I don’t have the right words. But I’m so hapy that you are both having a fabulous time. Lots of love from Ian and me. x

    Reply
    1. maryshoobridge Post author

      Thanks Flora & Ian. Glad you are enjoying our travels – we certainly are. The is a (very) slight guilt here as you are doing such a hard walk when we are just living the Italian life, but our trip has been – and continues to be – magic. Looking forward to meeting up with you both and swapping tales!! Xx

      Sent from my iPad

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