A seed pod from a tree, but I'm not sure what it's called. I think the seeds were an orange/brown...any ideas?
I picked up the seed pod for my treasure trove from a park in Palermo. I've spent several lunchtimes in 'Villa Giulia' sketching and eating my sandwiches, it's a lovely peaceful place in the middle of a bustling city.
The park dates from the 18th century and has a perfectly symmetrical design in true Italian style.
There are four of these domed buildings facing each other around a fountain.
|detail from inside the dome|
There many statues and fountains and quiet corners and benches perfect for sketching and feels like a very romantic place. Not suprisingly it's a popular meeting place for couples in the week but full of children at weekends.
Of course there a lots of trees and flowers, and several of my favourite fig trees.