The heat of the last few days has reminded us why we have to head back to Canada during the month of May. It simply overwhelms no matter how much we love it and long for it. This is in no way to be construed as a complaint!! Simply a statement of fact.
Our days are looking a bit the same. Long lovely walks in the mornings before it gets too hot. Some time on the beach enjoying the sound of the waves and whatever opportunistic breeze shows up. Lunch on one patio or another then around 17h00 a visit to the patio on the square for a “cinq a sept” then home for dinner. As I said, lazy and languid. It’s marvelous.
Yesterday we enjoyed a wonderful 7 km walk in the countryside culminating on the old road that our friends Carole and Andre rented a villa last year. The birds were especially vocal, probably not happy with our presence, and the wildflowers…..abundant and beautiful.
The vibrancy of this blue is difficult to capture.
It is most certainly the week of the poppies. They are everywhere and abundant. Flashes of red or orange are everywhere.
I was admiring the gladioli and Marc was admiring me!!!
I’m not certain what these are but they are quite lovely and interesting to look at.
The gladioli are quite prolific right now. They appear to enjoy the shade as you can see how they surrounded this old tree.
Abandoned buildings are everywhere and Mother Nature soon takes over.
Fields of yellow and white flowers.
Wild garlic flower
Look at this happy man. He still pinches himself to remind himself that being here is real. Even after three years of coming.
The terraced farm land is beautiful with the stone walls. Again, flowers are everywhere.
Honeysuckle continues to bloom on the mountain roads.
I like the colour of this.
Iris’s grown along the roadside here in the Algarve.
This cactus, which is quite tall, is coming into flower.
Delicate and so pure looking.
A close up of the next photo,
Looks a bit like sage flowers but is not.
One has to ask WHY??
Marching to the beat of his own drum along the mountain path. What a great walk we enjoyed.
Once home from that hike we freshened up then headed to the square for lunch.
I love this shot…….they both seem to be waiting for something???
The white and blue with the various pots is always an appealing combination.
I wonder if that single rose will scent her undies???
A new salad on the menu……chicken, arugula, cheese, walnuts. Excellent. Loads of flavour.
Marc enjoyed the veal stew…..practically licked his plate.
I think I’ve been photographed in this square at every possible angle!!
On arrival at home, I was so overcome with the heat I simply slipped off my shorts and tee and literally, jumped in the pool!! And that’s where I stayed. Refreshing and cooling.
And so it goes. I could write about our day today but, simply extract the walk, put us on the Faro Beach for three hours instead and then repeat the rest. I’m just out of the pool, Marc is in the kitchen conjuring up amazing odors and all remains good in the world.