This last two days has been about relaxing and catching our breath…… as if we haven’t been doing that for the last six months!!!!!
Saying goodbye to everybody, recognizing that our time here is running down, the train ride back and forth to Lisbon……we thought it would be a good thing to simply hang out at home, go for lunches nearby, maybe take in a beach and simply move at a snail’s pace.
And those are exactly the things we’ve been doing!
Weather has been incredibly hot, which is a bit energy draining on it’s own. We’ve been jumping in and out of the pool to cool down and recharge our batteries. Works like a charm.
We like to take walks around the property and check out the new flora and WOW, things have grown so much in the past week………
This is a climbing rose vine that has attached itself to a jacaranda tree. It’s laden with blossoms. Sits right outside the bedroom patio doors.
Another perspective of the same tree.
Lunching at Pierrot’s in Fuzeta
I think with this heat, I’ll be wearing a cap till I get home.
Yesterday evening we headed into Fuzeta after dinner and enjoyed a lovely walk along the beach and boardwalk. We don’t do enough of that sort of thing so it was quite pleasant to do so. We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset.
The sunset over Fuzeta
A selfie at the beach
Today we decided to go to Faro beach, take in a little sun and enjoy a lovely lunch at Wax (we think of Bela and Harald everytime we go there). Although it was a hot and sunny day, the wind at the beach had a real nip in it so…….we enjoyed it for an hour or so but then went for lunch and headed home to relax by the pool and on the patio. Good decision.
A walk around the property yielded quite a few shots……
We aren’t sure what this is but it suddenly appeared on a tree that we had written off as dead! Clearly not.
Honeysuckle is growing all around the property which is scenting the air with sweetness.
This is growing on one of the palm trees at the corner of the house. Will be keeping our eye on it for sure.
This lovely patch of geraniums is just starting to open……lovely colours.
The honeysuckle has crept into this other plant.
These are plums…..right beside our kitchen door…growing on a tangerine tree as Henrique grafted a few branches!!
This honeysuckle is growing into our bathroom window.
Oleander is popping up everywhere. The autoroutes are lined with it in various colours…..this is by our bathroom window
The quince is growing and the tree will yield a hearty crop.
The carob trees are bending with fruit this year…..it’s going to be a bumper crop for certain.
A lantana plant is starting to flower yet again…..they seem to continually bloom.
A medronho tree is starting to burst with fruit.
This crawling rose bush is all along the stone wall coming up our driveway………several large patches have bloomed but in a day or so the entire thing will be covered as the buds are in abundance.
Geraniums enjoying a shady corner near the pool
The figs are growing quickly right now……I have my fingers crossed that at least one is ready to be eaten before I leave on May 21st!
And just look at the pomegranate tree, and this is only a portion of it. How I would love to be here when they are ready to be picked.
And finally……..us…….taken just a few minutes ago………..
Marc in front of his favourite bougainvillea
And me in front of the caper tree.
We have a tiny list of a few things we want to do and/or accomplish prior to heading home to Canada and they are all things will give us immense pleasure. We are grateful and aware every day of what a wonderful life we get to live and we know we will be returning so going HOME isn’t a bad thing……we’ll get to see people we love and have missed……we’ll have stories to tell……things that don’t go in the blog………and we have each other. Life is grand!