The feature photo is our tiny wall of jasmine!! The scent is at times overwhelming but still, amazing to us as it signifies the continuation of the lengthy spring we have come to expect and enjoy here in Portugal. We keep a few small sprigs here in the apartment, just enough to enjoy and not overpower.
The days are getting longer and the warmth continues into the early evening although the expected nip in the air eventually shows up. With the warming of the days, I expect in a few years I will look exactly like this……..
Warmer days mean longer lingers over lunch on patios or relaxing in the various “squares” that invite lingering.
Marc had an appointment in Tavira this morning, to visit a gallery where he just might have a few pieces hanging before we head back to Canada.
While Marc chatted, I wandered. There is always something wonderful to see and enjoy and of course, the light and shadows always call out to me.
I have old friends from my days in London, Ontario, who arrived in Tavira yesterday. What a true delight it was to connect with them, introduce Marc and spend a wonderful few hours together catching up and enjoying lunch. Say hello to Rod and Alan.
They have a beautiful apartment right on the Rio Gilão, which meant a short walk across the river to one of our favourites, Zeca da Bica, for lunch. Of course no walk goes without something to photograph!
The combination of the sun, the vinho, good company, lots of chattering etc. wore all of us out a little and given Marc is still recovering from his vertigo shortly after lunch we called it a day and headed for home. Freshly washed sheets dancing in the breeze were waiting for us……..we’re like two little kids the night we have fresh sheets on the bed, and also the wonderful sight of newly formed almonds. It doesn’t take long for them to show up and it always feels to us as if they appear overnight. Mother Nature’s wonderful touch!