9 Feb
Sam looks at the blackened pasture.

As we walked we met a local who explained that one of the landowners set fire to his small plot. The wind had its way with the flames.

We walked with heavy hearts. This area is in its third year of drought.

Life blooms

3 Feb

The cactus garden was created only a few months ago. When I must restrict the radius of my walks I go UP.

What a wonderful crew!

As I checked on the new kids today I was surprised to find flowers!!


I hope you’re finding sunshine in your day

Street scenes

1 Feb

Bella Bagni di Lucca

A beautiful village in Tuscany

In Flow with Otto

Creativity is within us all

No Particular Place To Go

We're retired US expats with a yen for new horizons traveling since 2012 and currently based in Portugal.

One Foot Out the Door

Adventure at Home and Away

What an Amazing World!

Seeing, feeling and exploring places and cultures of the world

The Wandering Nomads

Two bikes, one life, and the whole world to see


Cultivating Beauty

Notes From ABroad

Travel the World

Bullroarin's Blog

Art is the Struggle to Understand

1001 Scribbles

Random and Abstract Lines


Trying to live a creative life

Language Boat

immersion language learning

Masqua's Art

Acrylic paintings. photography and general musings


Life beyond borders


In memory of an inspiring young doctor who mused about life & death through her terminal cancer illness. Her husband (Chris) now keeps the page updated.