The days are truly merging right now as I can’t recall what I did two days ago!!!! We talked about what last minute, if any, things we might like to do and funny how it happens but everything centered around food!!!!! Tonight will be Frango da Ria. LOL
I know we’ve enjoyed a few walks around the village, a visit with old friends, Henrique and Sarah, and yesterday the focus was on getting some of Patricia’s things organized and at least one suitcase packed. Success!
We think these are cherries but not 100% certain as they also look like tiny plums. In any case, the trees around town are laden with fruit, it will be a substantial crop.
Look at all this gorgeousness!!!
I happened to look up and out at a certain point and I saw all of these chimneys and the wind turbine……..I’ve walked past this many times but had never noticed it before.
So much beauty and colour in one small garden.
We walked down to Cantina da Lili’s for lunch. Pat had douradop
Marc had porc with cream and mushrooms
I had black pork.
Loved how they stopped all activity to have a look at us.
This particular variety of thistle is everywhere right now. The size ranges from a small plum to a small grapefruit.
Again Mother Nature teases us with colour.
Can you spot the real pasionn flower???
They made me pose……
I love the cattails all dancing in the breeze.
Heading up our driveway and checking out all the morning glories.
These are in bloom all year long
Look at the size of this cactus bush near our parking. Can you spot the prickly pear????
Our weather remains warm and sunny although yesterday there was a tiny breeze that did have a nip if the sun was behind the cloud cover. We actually thought it might rain but happily, no!
This is a variety of the caper tree. I love this particular flower and was delighted to find the tree in bloom when I stopped over at the old farm yesterday.
Reminds me of cats whiskers.
A tiny bud and an existing bloom
Gorgeous bright orange bougainvillea. Sarah was pointing out to us that the occasional sprig of red is starting to show up o the same tree!
The other day I shared the yellow flower on the cactus, here is the orange which is equally as gorgeous.
This cactus hedge is about 30 feet long, at least six to seven feet high and is used to separate two farm fields. It’s going to be a blaze of orange in another could of days when all the buds burst open.
I think we are all three feeling a bit lazy and simply enjoying the simple things these days. There is much pleasure taken in simply sitting by the pool with a book and dozing off in the sunshine or a lazy walk through the village checking out the new blooms as we head to the square for a bica or beer. Life remains wonderful.
4 thoughts on “Another Week Winds Down”
Being in Estoi for 10 weeks this winter has been a dream come true! I cannot find the words, surprisingly, at this point to describe how I feel, except boundless gratitude to you and Marc for your love and generosity, your accommodating spirits and your desire to make me feel special everyday…I am beginning to think I am ‘actually’ a real Principessa! As we get ready to embark on our journey to Lisbon shortly, my heart will be full of joy and appreciation. Thank you for everything! I love you both….😘😘
P.S. I gave you far too much fodder! LOL!
Yes, mon amie…..it’s been a blast and what magnificent memories you will have for the rocking chair on the front porch. We love you too.
Wow at the orange bougainvillea!!!!!! It’s gorgeous.
All of it is beautiful, even the cactus hedge. I hope you go back and get a picture in full bloom.
The ‘cat whiskers’ are so pretty as well.
It’s cold here tonight. Only 4 degrees. Thirteen tomorrow.
Hello to you. I won’t get back to get another photo of the hedge sadly. We are swamped with things for the next two days and I have to have the car back at 10 on Monday. And yes, that orange bougainvillea is truly one of a kind.