I’m sitting on the doorstep surrounded by roses and the church bells have just stopped ringing. The sun is shining in the valley and on the big tree. It’s 7pm.
It’s a lovely time of year when everything is still green, but it’s getting warmer. In another month it will be more brown than green.
Today I mostly painted .
But then I went out at 5pm to meet a friend. We sat outside a bar in the piazza and it felt that life was almost normal again.
There were plenty of people about and lots of noise.
On the way home I paid my 2018 bins tax and some of my 2017 water bill. It felt good. Paintings have paid for that.
I strolled back down without wearing a mask and more or less smiled at everyone. I was happy.
And now it’s wine time.