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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

sunset

As the daisies close to sleep for the night

                       And the setting sun is still trying not to hide her light
  Hardy looks around with delight.  Looks at me and say's Mummy its a good sunset for tonight.

 As the sun is setting @ val's Alentejo.    I bid you all a happy night. Of this 1st of January 2013.


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  1. oh, that is too sweet!!! love your olive grove in the header, too!

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    1. Thank you tex.. I thought the header fitting..

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  2. Hardy is soooo cute, Val. Every time I see sweet dogs, I want one for myself. I hope the new year brings you peace and joy, and I am so glad to have met you. Your friendship is dear to me, Val. Enjoy this wonderful day!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

    Oh, are those olive trees on your Header? They look so pretty. At my old house, we had two big olive trees in our back yard by the pool. I really miss them.

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    1. A lovely sunny 1st of Jan ... a little cold but lovely.
      Thanks Sherie.. we will enjoy more getting to know each other..
      Yes..those are my olive trees .. Maybe you can plant some again..!

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  3. A difference in climate - sadly no lovely sunset here tonight, we have cloudy skies and a cold wind. Still, we have the Spring to look forward to now:)

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  4. Yes I saw that its cold there in Uk Rowan.
    It wasnt a great sunset.. but a lovely close to our first day of the year.

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  5. 'Happy New Year' Lovely Val to you and those you hold dearest!
    Love your sunset and of course 'sweet' Hardy! hehe...
    Love Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria..
      It was a little dull the sunset ..but it was the first of the year.
      xxx

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  6. Seeing your flowers, your grass remind me of what will be here come Spring...:)JP

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    1. Its pretty much like this now all the way through until the summer comes.
      Then it gets really hot.
      Thanks JP

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  7. Looks like it was a lovely day Val! A good start to the new year!
    Your new header is very pretty. I like those pinkish/purple flowers:)
    Happy days,
    Betty

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    1. It was a very relaxing day. I thought i would take the first photo at sundown.
      the pinkish flower i am told is "gerda".. not sure if thats correct.. it flowers the whole year around
      happy days to you to Betty.

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  8. How sweet!
    We haven't seen a pretty sunset for a couple of weeks. Not much sun either, though I won't complain....the rest of the country is knee-deep in snow. I'll take the rain!

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    1. I see you have snow..
      Portugal's climate is mild compared to most countries.
      It does snow in the mountains..
      thanks Pondside.

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  9. Hello Val, I wish you the very best and hope that your new year is filled with good health and smooth sailing :)
    I love the photo below of you dancing the night away . . . looks like a great party.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. I love that Connie.. Smooth sailing..
      I will add and fair winds!.. I danced with mr. M..he asked me to dance.. it was a great 80th birthday..
      happy week to you ..
      val

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  10. Happy 1st January to you too Val.
    I love the new header picture; are they the olive trees?
    Cute pink daisy, and cute dog too.
    xx

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    1. Hello Patricia.
      All the best to you there Down Under.
      I am pleased you like my header.
      yes they are my olive trees..
      the flower is 'gerda' and my little doggy is Hardy.. his brothers were somewhere running around.

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  11. Fabulous New Header Val. Bigger is better. I feel as if I can step right into your beautiful country side. Looking forward to seeing more of the same in 2013. Happy New Year to you and yours. ox, Gina

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    1. Pleased you like my header Gina.. I like it too.
      Wishing you all the best.
      will be passing by..

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  12. Hi Val,

    I love your header.

    I am sorry that I have not visited you for a while but I had no computer.

    I would like to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year. I hope that it will be a good one for all of you.

    Thanks for your friendship.

    Fiona x

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  13. Hello Fiona..
    No problem to say sorry.. we all have computer problems..
    pleased its back again for you.
    thanks for the wishes..
    val x

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  14. Lovely pictures to start the new year. Hardy looks so cute too.I like your new header,was it taken recently it looks so much greener than during the drought you had.
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah,
      My header photo , i took at the beginning or so of october... The trough is without water..the horses were inside .. it was Autumn. You can see my palm leaves are brown.
      During the summer months here.. its always brown. except for certain trees
      It gets very very hot. It looks beautiful at the moment.

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  15. Hi Val. Your photos are lovely and remind us that Spring is not too far away. Love the new header.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thank you Patricia..
      At this time of the year here, the little wild country flowers start popping up their heads.
      pleased you like my new header..

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  16. Happy New Year Val,
    wishing you all the best for you and family
    beautiful farm
    Warmly hug

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    1. Thank you Ayu.
      All the best for a wonderful 2013.
      x

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  17. Hello Val....it is a lovely sunset! Wishing you much joy in 2013....

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  18. Happy New Year Val,filled with health,happiness and plenty of joy!Lovely pictures,i love this flower,and the images of the beautiful place you live!Thank you for your friendship!Have a lovely evening!
    Dimi..

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  19. Wishing you a very happy new year Val lets hope this year is a good one for all of us.

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  20. So many more beautiful sunsets to come! Wishing all the best for you in 2013! So nice visiting with you this past year, Val! Happy new year!

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  21. Hi Val. I have missed you! I hope you have been doing well since I have been away. I love your beautiful post. It is so nice to be connected again.

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  22. Hi Val!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    I see you have flowers outside your house! No chance of that here: cold, wet and miserable!

    I love your little dog and the new header: lots of blue sky and Mediterranean vegetation: just how I like it!

    HUGS

    ANNA
    xxx

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