Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

More stunning flowers

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Poppies-0475, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Another quick roadside shot of some of the beautiful, beautiful flowers at this time of year. This time they’re just common poppies - but in such profusion as to take your breath away, and, mixed in as they are with the crops in the fields, they turn every view into an impressionist painting.

Flower-filled days in the Alentejo; what a Holiday!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Flower-meadow-0107, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Another small taste of what the countryside is like around here at this time of year. A real joy to be lucky enough to have a “job” that gives me so much time and opportunity to see the stunning flowers that surround the Quinta right now. The birds are simply fantastic too; all the latest postings can be seen on the Quinta’s Birdwatching site.

Wild-Gladioli-0048

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Wild-Gladioli-0048, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Last year I saw this particular meadow full of wild gladiolus down in Cortebrique but failed to take a snap of it as I was in too much of a hurry; a mistake i was sure not to repeat this year!

Flowers-9736

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Flowers-9736, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

After the wet winter we had over the past few months the Alentejo is “springing” to Life again with the advent of warmer and longer days, and nowhere is this more apparent than on the Plains just to the north of the Quinta. The flowers stretch to the far horizon and most of the birds are back from their winter sojourn in Africa so the air is filled with birdsong and colour … it really is the best time by far to visit this spectacular countryside and revel in Nature’s bounty.