When I saw the theme for this week’s photo challenge I groaned. Usually inspiration is never far away but on this occasion maybe because my head is “muzzy” with the flu virus – my creative juices were just not flowing. It was while I was sitting in the sun pondering “refuge” and then thinking I really should put some sun protection on or at least sit in the shade under a parasol that I felt inspired to post these pictures of “refuge”.
Refuge from the sun.
My friends think I’m a little neurotic because I always prefer to sit in the shade and take refuge from the sun under a parasol. I wear a sun hat and sunglasses and always use sunscreen – at least Factor 30.
My picture of the pink piglet is a true reflection of myself, round, pink and with blue eyes! Neurotic I may be, but the UV index is really high here in Portugal; it’s frightening to see the pale skinned tourists sitting in the full midday sun “catching” the rays until their skin turns lobster red. Their excuse “I am only here for a week and I’ve got to go back to work with a tan” “Tan” I think to myself “You’ll be lucky if you have any skin left!”
The French don’t nickname the Brits “Roast Beef” for nothing!
Are you a sun-worshipper or like me do you prefer to stay out of the sun?
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