Nope, not the one in the US. But I’ll tag “fresno” so maybe I get more views. You know.

Fresno del Torote is our own little ghost village. Built in the 1400s, it was basically a seasonal settlement for workers hired by the local land owner (feudal lord, hacienda master or whatever he was). They lived there when they were needed, then had to vacate the premises when their “contract” (or whatever it was) ended. And then, when the age of modern machines arrived, there was no demand to hire so many workers. They probably had their own houses anyway.

This was not the first time I visited Fresno. But I only just realised that I haven’t posted the other photos. So my second trip is going to be the first one I post.

Can you tell it’s saturday and I woke up tired?

This time, I took Mia, a dog we have been taking care of during the summer while her owner prepares for her arrival in the US. My aim was to bird watch, but with Mia hysterically trying to catch everything that moved, it was impossible.

fresno del torote swallow

The only birds I managed to see and photograph were these pretty swallows. I saw more in the car driving by than with Mia!

fresno del torote

All except one house and one barn are abandoned or in ruins

ant rabbit carcass fresno del torote

These busy ants were, slowly but surely, taking every part of a dead rabbit to their nest


fresno del torote

A rabbit, watching hysterical Mia from a safe distance


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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