June 28, 2014

House and Garden in Algarve Before and After

Imagination and sensitivity enabling to feel the genius loci of the place may get you from the non interesting looking patch of land and an small old house to creating a paradise on Earth. What does it take to get you from there to today? What has the power of igniting it? Who whispers the solutions?
Whoever and whatever it is, I love the result.

Just have a look by yourself. The old photos were taken 15 years ago. In the parallel world of yours, what were you doing at that time?

I made my homework. I remember what I was doing in 1999. Being in Warsaw, I’ve met for the first time Danuta – a friend of mine that in April invited me over there. Life is plotting it’s scenarios in surprising ways. Imagine. The awareness that at the same time somebody else 4,000 km away was making important decisions, buying the land in Algarve (Portugal), starting rebuilding and construction work, laying out a garden, so I could spend important time here, doesn’t show that there is a greater plan for us?

More photos of this place you may see here.

June 9, 2014

What kind of bird is this?

This big bird landed in her garden this morning! Before her first coffee it's always hard to say what she sees, this is why she grabbed the camera. The bird was so kind to wait - that was really nice :)

This is a moment when your help is needed. Do you know what kind of bird it is? Grey heron maybe?
This gracious guest landed in the garden in Algarve - maybe that could be of help. 

June 5, 2014

Succulent - Aeonium Black Rose like ET phone home

This Aeonium Black Rose is growing naturally in the deep countryside of Algarve in South Portugal, between Olhao and Tavira. I wonder how long it was growing to get the shape like this?

It looks like it's longing for someting. What that could be? Any caption idea?