This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is Eye Spy. I see you, do you really see me behind the bars of captivity... ?
The theme for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is The Golden Hour. In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day. The last sunlight hour is my favourite time of day, and one I love to spend close to water. This particular evening I took myself to... Continue Reading →
The theme for Jake's Photo Challenge this week is: Black and White however, I am not a great lover of black and white photographs. Yes, I know they can be "Arty", but to me they look rather bland and soulless. (Please feel free to disagree) Perhaps, because I am rather a colourful person I can't... Continue Reading →
I love painting street scenes, however because I'm absolutely hopeless at drawing and especially "perspective" I needed to find a creative way to overcome my lack of talent. With this in mind I decided to cheat and with the aid of Photoshop created an outline picture from one of my favourite photographs which I could... Continue Reading →
This post is inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is "Fleeting Moment" Trying to take a photograph of this flower stand in a busy street in Lisbon, you can see what happened next! And in this case now you see them now you don't!
I enjoy going to the country markets and one of my favourites is the market at São Teotónio near Odemeira, in the Alentajo. I refer to the term "country" because I'm not so keen on the markets held in the tourist towns of the Algarve. These are usually full of the rip-off-tat such as fake... Continue Reading →
My personal diary. Over the next year I will be keeping a monthly diary of all the fruit and vegetables I grow in my urban garden here in the Algarve. Gardening is one of my passions, and although my efforts are not always successful my tenacity makes up for what I lack in knowledge. I'm... Continue Reading →
The theme for this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge" is "Hidden" I know snails are a menace in the garden but I did not have the heart to stamp on him. Instead, I named him "Sid" and later deposited him safely on some adjoining shrubland. Snails (Caracóis) are VERY popular in Portugal and although you often... Continue Reading →