Cobwebs on romero

When the sun stretches around the valley and rests on the rosemary bushes, their earthy scent fills the air. The luscious new leaves are thick with juice, the drier more pungent yellow leaves are ideal for roasting in the oven, the stems gnarled and ancient-looking add flavour too.romero5 27-8-13romero3 27-8-13We grow a lot of rosemary. P always teases us whenever we discuss which plants we need. “Romero?” he asks. We must have planted hundreds, because it grows wild here and because it grows despite us. “Más romero,” he nods sagely.romero8 27-8-13romero1 27-8-13We have learned to share our rosemary bushes with the local wildlife. Loved by bees and butterflies, home to lizards and goodness knows what small rodents, the bushes are at their most artistic when they are home to spiders. romero2 27-8-13romero4 27-8-13 Their web creations at times look like something from Tate Modern: sinister cradles awaiting a passing fly, an unsuspecting moth, dried leaves dropping to the earth. romero6 27-8-13romero7 27-8-135 to remember
delicioso/a – luscious
acre – pungent
ideal – ideal
antiguo/a – ancient
nos toma el pelo – he teases us

6 thoughts on “Cobwebs on romero

      1. EllaDee

        Too funny 🙂 we have a similar scenario. I’m quite fond of spiders, will tolerate huntsmen in the house, and love webs. The G.O. is unenthusiastic but at least no longer kills them. I have similar photos of a shrub near-ish our bedroom door full of tiny webs, evidence of the multitude of inhabitants.


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