Never one to count ill omens or signs of the beast or whatever, but this yellow and that Qatar bode no well. And now those bees in Rome too.
To explain and depict what I meant yesterday by our landscape having gone apocalyptically yellow, here is my environment and what is happening to it after a long time with no rain.
The first five photos were taken on the 24th of May and the last two are from exactly one week later, the last day of May. Now it’s another week later and it still hasn’t rained. You can imagine how it looks. A neighbour said “brutto”. Ugly.
As for Qatar and what is going on over there – suffice to say that the divide between it and Saudi Arabia and its allies is exactly something that could have the countries of the world lining on either side as it’s been feared, exactly as it’s happening yet. I read a weird article in The Guardian which tells so much, including the value of the watch a British Minister got as a present in Saudi Arabia (“yes, I know,” said amore, “Renzi got one too”) and how important this UK election will be regarding terrorism.
And today, today the news from Rome read: apparently a large beehive has formed in a subterranean passage in Piazza Fiume in the middle of Rome, in an area with lots of traffic and pedestrians. In the middle of everybody agreeing that bees are less and less and how necessary they are, they appear in such a way.
Maybe they took the directions too literally: “fiume” means “river” in Italian.
I do hope they are moved to a more suitable environment by a professional. Here they are:
And here is our green slowly disappearing. ♫♪ Annikuuuuniiii auaniiii. We need rain.
Photo: © signature mmm