We’ve been experiencing a few days of very heavy rains, phenomenal winds and even a small tornado in Faro!! Minimal damage. It keeps us at home a bit more than we might be otherwise but……we are safe, dry and warm and that’s what counts.
We did enjoy a warm and dry day a few days ago and took advantage of that to meet up with Gwen Smith for a lovely walk on the flats. Marc opted to stay home and work on one of the many projects he has underway these days. Less distractions with the rest of us gone!
Love the colours on this little fellow I noticed on my way to the car.
This happy little face simply watched us and I think, smiled!!!
The old salt tax building on the Ria Formas near Fuzeta…….usually we take this shot from the other direction.
Not certain what these folks were doing, or how they managed to get way out there……..
I love seeing the boats at rest. I can almost hear their sighs.
Many egrets hanging around the flats today
Lots of flowers are starting to show up.
The salt flats are starting reflect countless colours.
Mon amie Gwen…….loving the sunshine and the grand outdoors.
These delicate little blossoms are popping up along the paths
Gwen, Pat, and Gary enjoying the great outdoor.
One of my favourites, the blue lupins. I watch for them each year while here.
More blue lupins.
The mimosa or acacia is starting to bloom. I love it!!
I see these split dried fish hanging here frequently.
Close up of the fish.
Since then, rain, wind, rain, wind, rain, wind……I think you get the drift. The thing that is not lacking is food. Wonderful food!!
We drove into Moncarapacho for lunch. Both Gary and Marc enjoyed this Frango com cerveja, chicken cooked in beer.
Pat and I enjoyed this frango no churrasco, grilled chicken.
When we arrived home we found that our landlord had picked us a huge clump of bananas……all of this bounty is from our back garden…..avocado, lemons, and bananas. Yummy. Patricia is making us a banana bread.
Today was heavy fog/mist, lots of brilliant sunshine and frequent unannounced heavy rain showers. I went outside to have a walk around the property and see things were faring with the winds…..
The mountain of São Miguel is hiding under all this fog. It’s thick and plentiful and shows no sign of dissipating.
One of our flower beds is overflowing with osteospermums. I love them.
Our jasmine, which climbs a large column near the front door, is starting to burst open. The scent is subtle at the moment but will be intoxicating in a day or so.
Smiling happy Patricia…..we decided to head into Faro to run a few errands to break the day up.
Enjoyed a Portuguesa pizza for lunch in Faro.
And so…….life here moves along a bit more tranquilly these days as we spend a bit more time at home, which is not a complaint, simply a statement of fact. Tomorrow we will meet up with a group of friends for lunch…come rain or shine. Given how the storm called Emma has been mistreating Europe in general, we are happy that it’s only wind and rain that interrupts our lives.