November is blue, sunshine and.... breeziness.... or at least so far. The weather really is beautiful and perfect for gardening and jobs which is just what we've been doing. A couple of years ago we installed an automatic watering system to help keep the plants going through the summer. Now that we have planted out new trees and shrubs we need to ensure they are going to survive. Bob has installed a third watering line to the pumped system to just cover the new "orchard". Adding a new line has also made a big difference to the water delivery on the other lines which are now under less strain.
The mornings are clearer now with the extreme heat passed. One benefit is that the sea haze has cleared away and we can see Turkey very clearly across the sea. The pictures left were taken from my bedroom balcony.
We had an interesting visit this week from some escaped donkeys which seem to have come down the valley from the village. We heard them clip-clopping and Bob went outside and there they were. Followed within minutes by a man with a lasso to take them home.
This morning Bob ate one of the grapefruit from our tree for breakfast. Hopefully next year our guests will be able to pick oranges, grapefruit, figs, almonds, myrtle berries, lemons.... oh.... yes.... and the melons growing by accident from washing up water!!!!