It was our dear friend, Patricia Kean, who, a couple of trips ago, started saying each morning, “Oh No! Not another sunglasses day.” It’s become a bit of a mantra for Marc and myself since then and this morning, it’s the first thing I had to say when I woke up. Gorgeous, warm. brilliant sunshine streaming in our patio doors and windows. What a wonderful way to wake up.
We had agreed on a lazy pajama morning as we didn’t have to head off to Quinta da Tôr until 12h30. My kind of morning. Lots of rich dark coffee, fresh eggs with a side of sliced local strawberries, and lovely local cheese. After breakfast I headed out to the terrace to have a poke around and discovered that our massive bird of paradise bush is starting to bloom, in a few days it will be covered.
The exhibition at Quinta da Tôr is on display for six days, today the official opening. The plan was to deposit Marc in the winery, have a walk through ourselves to take in the various art. then head home to spend the afternoon preparing for a dinner party tomorrow night, then I would go back later in the day to collect Marc. It worked out just as planned.
I did take a few random shots of pieces that stood out to me and here is sampling, in no particular order. The artists are:
Marc Thivierge, Bob Tidy, Paulo Araújo, Patricia Faisca, and invited guest Ana Banon.
I was delighted to see James, Pat, and Gary, show up at well and their support meant a great deal to Marc/
James and myself enjoyed a lovely walk around the property, which is extensive and very inviting.
And my favourite flower in the garden today
Our dinner for tomorrow is well underway, dinner for tonight is baking in the oven as we “speak”, and I just arrived home from having collected Marc from day one. Sadly, no sales today for any of the artists but lots of days ahead.
Ciao por enquanto todos.