The tiny village of Moncarapacho was our destination. Grocery shopping had been accomplished and packed away at home and we wanted to sit in the sunshine, enjoy a patio lunch and simply soak up the tranquility. Our choice couldn’t have been more perfect.
This very tall and quite pink hibiscus has suddenly started blooming in the top of a second tree that contains deep red flowers. This is beside our front door.
These blooms are more of a pinwheel shape and much larger than the lower part of the tree.
Moncarapacho was just as we had hoped…….almost empty!!! We practically had the terrace to ourselves.
This tiny front patio is filled with pots of amaryllis, every year since our visiting this country.
Amaryllis, these resembling velour or velvet.
I think these must be related to chrysanthemums.
I don’t recall noticing the portion of tile work above the windows before.
We all three devoured frango piri piri, vino and lots of olives. You could tell we were hungry as no photos and no conversation while eating!!! A dead give away.
As you can see, we were practically alone.
This lovely plant was on the patio of the restaurant and Patricia was certain she had had her photo taken next to it two years ago and wanted a similar photo to make a comparison.
Of course I had to get both of them to pose for me. I’m an equal opportunity kind of man!
I loved the visual
Oleander is bursting out everywhere.
The old church in Moncarapacho is in need to some tender loving care but it still has great character and from my vantage point, high on the steps of an adjoining building, I noticed some of the detail.
We enjoyed a lovely walk about and lingering here and there as we headed back to the car.
And last but not least, this is for Françoise…….our view as we sat and ate lunch. We thought of you because of the geraniums.