14 Apr 2015

Forty Days by gazanson

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[Corniglia, ITALY]
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This sleepy Italian village.
Even the roosters
Get up late.
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In the morning, it takes a time for things to stir in the village of Corniglia. The roosters up on the hill don't seem to rouse till the villagers are up and about -- a reversal of practice everywhere else. Meanwhile, the tortoises in our villa garden snooze on -- or perhaps are awake, plotting and planning their day. Certainly, the male tortoise has his eyes on the female. Once the morning warms up, he pursues her around the garden. She can't even eat her lettuce in peace without him attempting to mount her. No embarrassment there! Some Latin lover indeed.