Its like summer here, but with a little difference. Its Autumn sun, its kinder and the little morning and afternoon breezes that sift through the branches of the trees, bring the butterflies. I tried so hard to catch a quick photo of a butterfly on a rose, but not quick enough.
The fields are still turning green and we have some little yellow flowers coming through. The rain we had was very welcome.
While the weather has been good and the soil a little wet from the last rains. I decided to better the path to Olive cottage. It joins Peter's path that he laid down 2 years ago for me..The new path goes to
I am pleased with it. As always Pedro has done a great job.
The store room is now plastered and has the roof tiles on. The door and window's are ready now to be installed. Work in progress.
"Perhaps I owe having become a painter to flowers"
When one is not happy with a painting.. try and try again.
I have so many to finish.. Painting flowers are my favorites.
Yesterday, I started to prune my roses.. not a total cut .. just a
light pruning. As I will still get roses until December.
Here a a couple in my long vase.
Painting by val 2010. "Yellow Roses"
When one has a garden, there is always something to do, through all the seasons.
Here in Portugal, our weather is a little kinder to us than the northern countries.
I sometimes think, that the flowers, know when we are tending them. !! Silly I know. After a couple of days they peek up and bob around saying thank you, and I am once again able to put a vase of lovely flowers together.
Wishing all my blogging friends a happy week.
Enjoy each day.
Thank you for all the super comments on Luisa's visit to the Quinta.