I spend a lot of my time hand watering, the ground has dried out massively, and the plants soon tell us limply if they need a drink. I try and water vegies and my garden plants every other day, and the native shrubs once a week. Steve has just put in a micro sprinkler system in the orchard, that saves a heap of time. Things are looking pretty good, this photo is part of my first garden, the fenced one in front of our house near the chooks. The shrubs have grown enough now that it is its own little microclimate, with plenty of shade to protect the smaller plants, and the moisture hovering amongst the foliage.
Then we went to the museum where there was a Da Vinci exhibition. It was replicas of his inventions, about 60 in all. Things like the Archimedes Screw and all sorts of labour saving devices that the theory of are still in use today. He was a very clever man that Da Vinci. Out the front was Mona Lisa with a hole in her face. Of course I had to plonk mine in, I look rather regal don't you think?