I’m off to England at the end of the week —
It’s a very special occasion.
My brother is getting married!
So there will be celebrations, the eating of good food
And some long walks up on the South Downs, I hope.
I’m looking forward to a love-filled week.
(I’ll be back on my blog in a week or so. Until then, take care!)
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Sizzling orange, a glowing setting sun —
That’s when the sky romances the earth
With its beauty.
(Picture taken in Ericeira, Portugal.)
For gorgeous sky shots, please visit: Skywatch.
I have lots more photos from Portugal to share with you —
But I thought I’d take a break this week
And show you the beauty of raindrops
Dancing on the edge of
Beautiful green leaves (some would say weeds).
These shots remind me of a lovely Tagore quote:
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
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Enjoy the view.
Throw out the line
And catch a beautiful
(Lots of events planned over the next coming days, so I won’t be able
To visit your blogs. But thanks for your visit!)
For more great views, go fishing at: Skywatch.
It’s always fun finding
The quirky side to a new place.
Ericeira, a small coastal village in Portugal,
Blue me away with its lovely azure glass tiles
And hand-y door knobs.
Aren’t they just blue-tiful?
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Mist has magical powers:
It can transform ordinary objects
(Here a crane on the jetty in Ericeira, Portugal)
Into classic suspense movie shots.
It turns a sunrise
Into a moment of purple-tinged drama —
And if it lingers all day,
A misty sunset can turn
Landscapes into paintings.
For more mist-ical moments, please visit: Skywatch.
The kids spent most of their time
In Ericeira, Portugal, surfing.
Some days, the waves
Were big and foamy and fun.
Some days, the lessons took place
Just as the sun was setting
And it looked as if the surfers
Were gliding on gilded waves.
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After the heat of Lisbon,
It was wonderful to escape
To the seaside village of Ericeira in Portugal.
We stayed in a beach house
With gorgeous views of the sunset
And surfers gliding over the golden sea.
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The small bus chugs up the winding roads of Sintra —
And then after a steep uphill climb on foot,
You gasp when you finally glimpse the fairytale outline
Of Pena Palace:
A beautiful example of 19th century
Gorgeous tiles and lemon walls
Are a breathtaking reminder
Of how amazing the human imagination
Coupled with architecture can be.
For more incredible sights, please visit: Our World.
On Thursday, I’m flying off to Portugal again with the kids —
Time to enjoy Lisbon and then
Off to the beach for
Surfing and sunsets.
These photos are from the Atlantic Coast, Portugal, taken last year.
(See you all again in about ten days.)
For more great moments, please visit: Our World.