I don’t have a whole lot to say about today other than, what a wonderful day it’s been!!! I did a lovely long walk this morning. We headed to Estoi for lunch at Snack Bar Com Tradições, delicious……..and met up with Gwen, her friend Howie, and our friends Bonnie and Ken. What fun it is to meet up with friends from home in Portugal. Bonnie and Ken came back here for a visit and tea/coffee then after they left, Pat, Gary and myself headed off for a lengthy walk, Gary headed home at a strategic point while Pat and I continued for a bit longer………..right now the cork is pulled, the music is entertaining us and the magnificent scent of Pat’s pulled pork and spinach pie is tantalizing our taste buds……life is so tough!!
This tree is in our back yard, fairly close to our kitchen doors. It is bending in gin and tonic fruit!!!
A large hedge of this is bursting into bloom at our neighboursC just down the street. Can’t wait till it’s all in bloom…..photo to follow!
This is one street over, it’s bending in blooms as you can see and is about four feet tall.
I think this blooming cactus is a piece of art….sculpture.
Arroz de Marisco……..Seafood Rice…….so delicious and plentiful. Next time a half order only as it’s intensely rich and filling.
Two beauties…..Ana and Gwen……..how lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives here in Portugal
Pat and stumbled on this very colourful house while walking. I needed to be six feet taller in order to really capture the essence of it. The fence defeated me!!
How lovely is this….last years almonds surrounded by this years blossoms.
I thought this bike used as a flower pot display, casually leaning against the tree, was quite lovely.
A large clump of tiny daffodils…narcissus.
A lovely blue,and very used, chimney.
These cactus are just in the process of blooming. I’ll be keeping my eye on them for updating.
I love this upcoming shot of Bonnie and Ken…….with the other fellow in the background, they all look as if they are in church and praying!!!
And then there is motley crew…..photo courtesy of Marc
And last but not least……as Pat and I walked up our street a few minutes ago…………this suddenly loomed in front of us.