Within a stone’s throw of the entrance of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, lies this nice big garden with in the middle a cosy B&B. I have the pleasure to live in this house, run the B&B and work and enjoy the garden. Since I’m not used to gardening in a Middle Eastern garden, it takes me some time to find the ‘rules’ in such a dry and extremely sunny climate. To remember and follow how plants grow through the year I started taking many pictures. That gave me the idea to (try to) post a picture every day!
If you would like to stay in the B&B you can have a look at the website. The B&B has four nice guest rooms and if you like you can also have your dinner here. And if you are lucky, some ingredients will come from the garden!
This early Monday morning I went to work in the garden. I put my shoes on and from the corner of my eye I saw something moving on it. I had a closer look and this tiny, ieniemienie jumping spider was jumping around.
And as I write this, on Tuesday, I can add that this morning, when I put on my shoes to go into the garden to water, there was (I want to believe) the same spider again. Now just on the floor, half a meter where I was sitting to put on my shoes. It seems his house is somewhere near to the steps of the front terrace.
After the weeks of high temperatures from the end of August, the weather changed overnight. Yesterday morning it was around 20 degrees. And this early morning 17 degrees.
Such a relief and an opportunity to work in the garden again. So that was what I did. And by moving the pile of little stones, this cutie was disturbed. And tried to get back under the protecting gravel.
When I found these funny parachutes I first thought that they were the seeds of the big Agave. I had a good look at, what was left on the top of the long stalk, and I saw all the butternut squash shaped seeds hanging. So this is not a seed but part of the faded flower.
Watering the garden in the morning. All is nice and quiet. Sometimes I disturb some little insects by giving them a morning shower. Grasshoppers in the Many red bugs running around, some of them paired.
This stink bug was sitting on the Guave tree. I’ve never seen this color bug so a good reason to picture him (or her?).