You arrive in a place you know well

A year ago today, and about this time, we had just arrived back in Olhão da Restauração for our 2016/17 winter sojourn. Too early to access our apartment we decided to enjoy a short stroll. Being our fifth or possibly sixth visit I hesitated about finding and taking the camera with me. However I nearly always regret it if it isn’t in the bag or over my shoulder, so I found it and this is what I took.

Unsurprisingly the vast majority of photographs were of birds, however as we walked back to the apartment I couldn’t resist this above my head.

Glorious in pink

Just look at that beautiful blue sky, I can’t wait to return to it for our 2018 winter sojoun. My final photograph also has lots of blue but it is a very different shot. It was the first I took that day. Nothing specialAn unusual first shot to take I know but I needed it for the following month’s past meets present.  I kept it as I thought it might be a useful historical photograph to keep. All to often the photographs and postcards we retain are the glorious vistas, interesting buildings, family celebrations and brilliant close-ups. However in a hundred years time it will probably be the rare photographs of the average street scene that historians will be hunched over for traces of our past. They are certainly the ones I find most useful for my past meets present challenge. Talking of which I must put my thinking cap on for what I am going to share next month. Do hope you will join me next month or even better why not share traces of your past with Paula this month.

Author: BeckyB

It had been a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, blogging, and best of all spending time with MrB, family, & friends. Sadly it no longer is. Suddenly and unexpectedly I have become a widow.

23 thoughts

  1. I only made the mistake of not bothering to take my camera once and I missed an amazing photo. Never again. What is the tree with the beautiful pink flowers? It looks gorgeous against the blue sky.

    1. It is stunning isn’t it, but for the life of me I cannot recall its name nor can I find it in any of my books this morning! Aargh . . . . I will keep looking and let you know as soon as I find it or better still remember its name.

  2. You’re right- I should join you! 🙂 🙂 Just saw Lisa off at the airport tonight. Been up since 5am so I’m visibly drooping. Lovely to have her here but it was spoilt a bit for Leo, who had a migraine for a day and a half. 🙁

    1. oh horrid horrid about Leo’s migrane and saying goodbye to Lisa. Hope you have something lovely planned for today.

      1. Well we still have blue skies so I expect it’ll be a lazy beach day somewhere, and we’re out for supper with the neighbours to say ‘goodbye’. 🙂

  3. I always have my camera with me. My bestie is always waiting for me to finish taking a photo of something when we walk about 🙂

    1. I’m not so good when I am in a place I know well . . .writing this post has made me realise I really must carry it with me more – that way less regrets!

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