Playing around in the salt pans
The salt pans in summer fascinate. I will mostly be posting Azores in the coming weeks, but I can’t ignore the crystalline beauty on my doorstep.
It’s party time here in the Algarve. On Monday, 24th June, it will be Tavira Day and a celebration of Sáo Joáo. There are paper flowers everywhere, and music and fireworks will fill the air. I’ll be joining in, of course. Have a great weekend! But don’t forget to play with words at Debbie’s!
Sharing a few memories with friends
The steam train at Barril
Street art in Castro Marim
Seen from the car window
A moggy in Alcoutim
And a worried Muscovy duck
Enormous apple dumplings- how could you forget Alte?
Mr. Stork goes fishing in Silves
‘I am here’!
Cacela Velha and a lovely couple
Far out at Fabrica
It was a great week, in excellent company. ‘We’ve been so many places, I can’t remember the names!’ The first was Fuseta. Click on the photos for a clue. And then pop over to Debbie with six words. She loves photos! Happy Saturday everybody…
Viva Mãe Soberana! Viva Mãe Soberana!
An emotional day in Loulé, last Sunday, celebrating the festival of Mae Soberana.
I approach the dais
As close as I can get
The arrival of the priests
The ceremony begins
Peace be with you, young Skywalker?
The scouts link hands
Hoisted onto shoulders
Down into the waiting crowd
Parading through the streets
An image for posterity
Swift stepping marching girls
Followed by the band
The Senhora arrives at the church square
The crowd look on, and cheer
Peace at last
The sun sets on the Sanctuarium
For 15 years I’ve wanted to be a part of this ceremony. The captions tell part of the story, but it’s a memory I hope will stay with me forever.
Impossible to share in Six Words, but I tried. Viva Mãe Soberana! Wishing you all a peaceful weekend.
Yes, I do have tranquil moments!
I don’t spend all of my life zipping about the place, though it may sometimes seem that way. Thanks for your interest in the flash mob. It was a wonderful experience and we hope to have a video on YouTube, after editing. Now I’m going for a cuppa with Debbie on Six Word Saturday. Have a great weekend!
Indulge yourself a little this Easter?
You can walk off the calories later! I love beautiful presentation and that raspberry really spoke to me. Just a mouthful 🙂 Happy Easter! And don’t forget to visit Debbie with six words.
Are you out of spikes yet?
It’s getting perilously close to the end of March, and you know what that means? No more Spiky Squares 😦 (and Becky can have a rest 🙂 ). The good news is, Six Word Saturday continues. Yabba Dabba Doo! Have a great weekend!
My last few Carnival Spiky Squares!
You can have too much of a good thing, but I couldn’t leave Loulé out of my Carnaval spikes. No more- I promise! But you’ll find plenty of Spiky Squares over at Becky’s place, and some excellent advice on Debbie’s Six Word Saturday. Have a great weekend, everyone!