In the intimate, shaded garden, which has been left to grow more or less wild, discover mature olive trees rubbing shoulders with hundred-year-old carobs, mimosas, a young Ginkgo biloba, Judas trees, bougainvilleas, camellias and fragrant jasmines. Take some time to seek out the irises growing next door to the tomatoes, rosebushes blossoming among the salad leaves, acanthus and agapanthus, pelargoniums and potatoes, and many other flowers with complicated names. A few fruit trees, some white and rose bays, and citrus trees complete the setting. Settle down at the foot of the large pines to listen to the cicadas and be a part of the rebirth of our phoenix.

A thousand apologies to all the flowers and trees that we have not named here.