Saturday, June 29, 2013

Garden Shed

Last weekend, I went to a garage sale that advertised that its garden would be open to the public. It was a great garage sale but the back garden was eye popping. I've never seen such a beautiful private garden. There were several little houses/sheds in back, each more enchanting than the last, unique and wondrous sculptures, bird cages, birdhouses and birdbaths, and of course tons of flowers and shrubs meticulously attended to. In all, there were actually three gardens, one behind the other, with wonderful archways leading to each. Here is the garden shed from the back garden. The arch above the door is of woven, aged branches, with a bird statue perching overhead. Truly a delight.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sun Rays

There's something magical about the sun streaming through breaks in the clouds. The old cottage by the sea in Portugal had a front row seat for nature's show.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Marmalade Cat

Can you spot the orange cat in the yard of this house in the Azores, Portugal? This structure had such an interesting shape, with its twin towers and angled walls, but it was the cat that grabbed my attention, sitting so contentedly among the flowers.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Come Boss

I doubt that's how the farmers call their cows to the barn in the Azores, Portugal, but that's how my grampa called his cows in at night. I came across this straggler on a back road on the island of Angra do Heroismo, Portugal, when the night birds were flying.