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Friday, 26 October 2012

Green Friday 19 @Val's Alentejo. linking with Fiona @ Rainddrops and Daisies

It's been raining non stop now for two days.   In between the showers, that I might add , have been so so heavy. I nipped out yesterday morning  to take these photos. Its really green now with all this rain here around the quinta .  


Here my Jeffrey-Cassidy was looking straight at the camera. As I clicked he turned his head.

Freddy felt rather lonely without his flowers next to him.  I arranged him a few roses to keep him company. Very heavy with the rainfall.

This plant is a strange green.. and gives flower all the year around, but I have never seen the blooms as big as now.

My great niece on her visit to the Dentist, spent a day with me. We ran out in between showers, and i was able to quickly take some photos.. G is a darling. The photo is blurred. It was the rushing I think.
It's becoming a little cooler .    I can feel that the weather is changing. Heavy rain clouds gathering again.
Time to watch a movie this afternoon with a nice hot cup of tea and guess what!  A little chocolate.!
I came back tody from Lisbon, after taking  my lovely niece back to catch her flight home.
We spent time last night together , had a light dinner and then  sat  in Starbuck's  chatting the night away.
I was up with the lark . Caught the 9 am train home.  I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

Wishing you all the same.

linking with Fiona @ Raindrops and Daisies.

GREEN DAY 19
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32 comments:

  1. Hi Val,
    I just wanted to become your newest follower, but was not able to. The message says you have blocked me from becoming a member...
    Anyway, love your pics. Poor Freddy looks rather sad, hope the few roses will cheer him up. Have a nice weekend.
    Heidi

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    1. Hello Heidi..
      Thank you for following me.. i deleted some by mistake.. You are now with me.
      Freddy is happy today, the sun is shining.

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  2. How lovely that your great niece was able to visit, Val! We are going to have a lot of rain next week, too, because of a hurricane that is heading our way. I hope it doesn't cause any damage to the trees, houses or gardens. Keeping my fingers cross't! Take care.

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    1. Hello Haworth,
      Yes it was great to see G.. I do hope that the Hurricane doesnt do much damage..
      I saw its path on the news.
      will be thinking of you.. thanks for your comments.

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  3. your niece is so cute. :) and your pup was not a cooperative model. :)

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    1. Thank you Tex.. She is so cute.. 17 and loving her age.
      She is my grand niece.
      No..Jeffrey moved his head as i took the photo..

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  4. Is this the time of year that you usually have lots of rain? It must be nice to see everthing turning green after months without rain! Wish you a good weekend.
    Sarah x

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    1. Hello Sarah,
      nice to see you.. Yes, its rain and more rain here too. within this month everything is green all over.

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  5. Your photos are lovely! We are preparing for some heavy rains early next week. It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your niece despite the weather. I invite you to drop by for a visit. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Donna.. very nice of you to leave your comments..
      I will drop by to pay you a visit.

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  6. Hi Val,

    what a lovely pretty smiley niece you have!

    Love your photos and so glad that Freddy is not lonely anymore and that you have surrounded him by flowers

    Your afternoon sounds great
    a movie and chocolate - heaven.
    What did you watch?

    Love the plant with the grey(ish) leaves
    I don't think I have seen it before.

    Thank you for linking up
    and have a lovely weekend.

    Is the rain welcome or not?

    Getting very cold here this weekend.
    Oh I don't like frost or cold or
    especially icy roads.....

    xxx

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging comments Fiona..
      Freddie is happy today, the sun is shining
      The movie I watched was " I am Joe Black" or Meet Joe Black.. great movie, with Brad Pitt..
      Our rain is very very welcome.. we cant get enough of it at the moment.. our dams are dry.. Its a beautiful day today.

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  7. A great gardener and photographer !Your niece is a sweet lady ! Nice photos for Green Day !
    Have a nice day !
    Olympia

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    1. Dear Olympia,
      such lovely comments.. you always give me.. G is 17 and such a sweet sweet girl.. was nice to see her even if it was 2 days.

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  8. Your header picture got me! PHEW!

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    1. Pleased you like my header Sandie.. its still a relatively young Olive tree.

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  9. Hello Val

    Sounds like you ha a lovely visit with G. I love the thought of the two of you whiling away the evening at Starbucks. Enjoy your weekend and get a well deserved rest.

    Helen xx

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    1. Thoroughly enjoyed being with G.. she is a delight. she lifts my spirits.
      We loved our evening together..a time to remember.
      Thank you Helen.

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  10. Lovely images, your doggie is cute and your niece is a lovely girl. I like Freddy the frog with the flowers. Very cute! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileeninmd..
      Freddy is the head of the garden now.

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  11. Hello Vale, it's raining here now for a day, the rain is not very strong and we hope that this continues without doing damage. Here is a bit of water, but not too much. I wish you a happy and relaxing weekend in front of a nice cup of hot chocolate! Francesca

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    1. Thank you Frank..
      Today has been a very good day.. a little warmer with a strong breeze.. but rain clouds maybe for next week.
      we need the rain..

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  12. Belíssima e encantadora participação. Adorei. Abraço. Ailime (sinais de esperança)

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    1. Obrigada Ailime,
      Gostei te ler vossa commentario.

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  13. Hi Val! Freddie is very photogenic and appears to be in a pensive kind of mood! Is it getting a bit chilli for him? Should you not be taking him indoors, where it's warmer, or, at least put a little green raincoat on him?

    I love your Green Day ideas!

    It's starting to get very Wintery here, Val!

    CIAO!

    ANNA
    xxx

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    1. Freddie, loves having his photo taken.. but only when he has a plant to accompany him.):
      Its a beautiful Autumn day here.. maybe rain tomorrow.
      Yes, perhaps i should bring freddie onto the patio.
      thanks Anna for your kind comments.

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  14. Hallo Val!Beautiful images!Love your frog!And Jeffrey-Cassidy looks so cute!Wish you a lovely weekend!
    Dimi..

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    1. Hello Dimi,
      i am pleased you liked my post.. I wanted jeffrey cassidy to look at me.

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  15. Up here it's raining - has been raining for a week. For months we have drought and then for months we have rain. I'd like a little compromise!
    I wondered why I wasn't getting notice or your posts and then noticed that I wasn't following, although I was sure I'd done so. The mystery is solved and I am definitely following!

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    1. Hello Pondside,
      I do agree ..it would be better to have little compromise.. here sometimes its the same..goes from hot hot days and then rain.
      Thanks for following me..and welcome aboard
      val

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  16. Great!
    Your niece is a lovely young girl.
    xo, BShell

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  17. Great pictures! It's been raining here too; 4 days non-stop.
    Have a nice week!

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