We’ve reached that time in our stay where the intoxicating scent of orange blossoms permeate the air 100% of the day. Truly an amazing thing to experience. This morning I left the quinta to head out for a reacquainting walk in and around Estoi and I was light headed (more than usual) from the scent. I kept sniffing deeply to take it all into my memory bank.
Our new neighbours!!!! Or perhaps they see me as the new neighbours!!
Looking down from my hillside view of the gates leading into the Pousada.
This small tree is just starting to break out in heavenly coloured foliage.
Obviously past their prime but still so beautiful.
This is a shot from one of the small sqaures just up the street from us here in Estoi.
A group of men saying goodbye to one of their friends as a funeral is set to start at the main church in Estoi.
I see these storks each year and watch their progress into parenthood.
I’m not certain what these beautiful blooms become, I think crab apples but not certain.
A wider look at the unknown blossoms.
Last years oranges still hanging from the branches while this years flowers start to burst with heavenly scent.
I loved the deep yellow and the sole iris nearby.
Freesia for my sister JoAnn. I always think of her when I see or smell them.
These tiny little things are no more than 1/4 of an inch tall.
Delicate blooms starting to show up all up and down the hillside.
A cluster of mirror orchids.
My first wild gladioli of the season. One of my favourite wild flowers. I saw it hiding in a bamboo grove!!
Love this wall mural I saw……a private house. As I took it I realized the owner was sitting at the table in her yard. She waved and called out boa tarde and seemed to enjoy the fact that I took the photo.
It’s wonderful for us to be back in Estoi and for me especially, to be able to explore all the old winding roads and paths I explored so much last year. I love to see what’s new and what has remained the same and also, find the things I missed from last time!!