Better than TV:
A stunning sunset show
Performed by Nature.
For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.
There is something so
Quintessentially English about old thatched cottages.
Most of the buildings with thatch
Pre-date the 1800s and a good thatched roof
Can last up to fifty years.
Looks as if this cottage needs a new roof though!
The new Globe Theatre
(A modern reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe)
Is the only building in London with a thatched roof.
However, I prefer my thatched buildings
Slumbering among wildflowers, don’t you?
For more quaintness, please visit: Our World.
Before summer got into full swing over here,
Simson and I went out one early, dewy morning
To enjoy the happy suns of daffodils;
On purple baubles
And the vibrant splash
Of sunny silken petal.
It was hard work for Simson to lie still
And watch me —
Just look at the concentration on his face!
For more happy baubles, please visit: Our World.
Óbidos in Portugal is famous for being
A perfectly preserved walled settlement.
The castle and its walls date back
To Roman times
But as you walk the narrow and steep cobbled streets,
You meet all kinds of buildings ranging from Gothic
To Renaissance and Baroque standing shoulder to shoulder.
The city gate is a gorgeous
Blue tiled balcony.
The town was very much geared for tourism
So my favourite parts of it
Were the secret alleys,
The quirky old stone houses
And far-away glimpses
Of purple splashes against old tiled roofs.
For more historic sights, please visit: Our World.
Just back from a fabulous week
In Baleal Surf Camp, Portugal
Where the water was cold,
The kids stood up on their surfboards
The very first day,
The skies over the sand dunes
Were so wide and embracing
And the scenery wild
When the rain came rushing in.
For more cool shots, please visit: Our World.
School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.
The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer
By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,
And learning something new: surfing.
I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week
(Hope there are no problems!)
I won’t be around for about ten days or so
So won’t be commenting on your blogs.
Catch you later!