"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just to let you know

Just so that you all don't think that I have fallen out off the edge of the earth. Our computer had a major virus attack which caused it to crash. It is now in the process of being rebuilt again so I am not able to post much. But the good news is our laptop is up and running now so at least I can now post something. But no pictures for present I am afraid. Shall get back when all is up and running.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Home at last!!!

Hello all after travelling 15hrs by an overnight train from Lisbon that had no sleeping arrangements in it to Hendaye which is the French border and then driving for another 8 hrs non stop immediately to catch a Ferry at Le Havre and ferrying across for 3 hrs and then driving again for another 2 hrs we were finally back home past midnight on Wednesday. It was supposed to have been a short 4 nights stay in Lisbon but we got grounded in Lisbon due to the air chaos. Then we decided to make our own way back since we could not see an immediate end to the problem and here I am. However it was a very enjoyable stay in Lisbon and we had a great time. I am still trying to get over the horrendous journey so I shall leave you with some images of Lisbon. Don't forget to click on the pictures to get a better view.

Our tram making its way through narrow streets of the old city. At some places there was no room for people to walk .
An elevator in the town which connects the lower level to the higher level of the city.
The Portugese are good craftsmen and they particularly seem to be good at pottery making and clay sculptres.
Hey are you not finished yet there is a que building up!
In one of the old Castle we went looking for the loos and I just could not resist taking this lol!
A peocock goodbye at the castle
Beautiful exterior of train station Rossi
Entrance to a Moorish palace in Sintra
Rossi square all lit in the night
Route 28 of the tram which takes you through the beautiful old town of Lisbon.
Another view of the Moorish castle
I loved these clay sculptres outside many restraunts and bars.

These are some of the many tiles that decorate the city walls
Money and pastry? Thank you I'll have both lol!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Early morning

Early yesterday morning I saw a great big shadow land on our neighbours roof top. Luckily the window is just opposite to the bed and I had my mobile phone in hand so I quickly took this picture of our visitor.  He was gorgeous but such a shy creature that even that small movement from inside the house scared him away. I would have loved to have taken a better picture but as always I never seem to have my camera handy at the right time lol!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Certainly SPRING!!

I must apologise for being absent for a bit from my blog. I haven't had much to say or show as I have been trying to fight sinus problems. But things are looking up now and now that spring is here, it is certainly here isn't it?
Just walking through the garden I spotted these lovely Camelias. I do believe I have not seen them in bloom before. It just was a green foliage for a long time but this year it has given a surprise and bloomed in this lovely delicate creamy colour.

We do have several single petal ones and again this one has given us a surprise with its double petals.
This little primrose will not let the others take the lime light. It struggles valiently through the dried undergrowth to show that it is well and kicking.

Daffodiles are always a joy to see in any garden.
I nearly missed this rhododendron from seeing it in bloom. It is hidden away behind a huge bush.

Ah I see that our visitors are coming back to sun themselves in the garden.


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