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Loca.... 8:20pm, 31 December 2006
Starting in a while....

:))

Janeiro: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Janeiro

Fevereiro: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Fevereiro

Março: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Março

Abril: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Abril

Maio - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Maio

Junho: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Junho

Julho: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Julho

Agosto: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Agosto

Setembro: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Setembro

Outubro: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Outubro (by You)

Novembro: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Novembro

Dezembro:

My 2007 Daily Photo Diary - Dezembro
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Loca.... 11 years ago
8.7.2007

Muito velho

This is what i see everyday when i arrive to Setubal from work and have to wait in the red sign. Beautiful but very old and falling down. Wish someone would buy it and renovate it.
Loca.... 11 years ago
9.7.2007

Pombos

Painting with R5 some stuff for his school all day long. The pigeons where walking and talking on the grass when we went out for a cup of coffeee.
Loca.... 11 years ago
10.7.2007

Que pássaro é?

Again with R5, again painting and again going out for a bit and photographing birds. Don't know the name of this one though and it flew away before i was able to take a shot of him looking towards me.
Loca.... 11 years ago
11.7.2007

Tarte de redom

It is still cooking, a "quiche" made of chicken, ham, cheese, mushrooms and some vegetables. Yummiiiiii
:))
Loca.... 11 years ago
12.7.2007

Hoje anoiteceu assim....

Today i felt sad all day, don't know why, didn't know what to do about it. So before i went home, went to the docks again to see the sun going down and it did it for me. Gave me peace of mind.
Loca.... 11 years ago
13.7.2007

Pedra da Anicha

Working with Ana in geology reports. We needed to have some breaks in between so we had a photo session.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
14.7.2007

Baptizado da Carlota (by You)
My youngest daughter baptism. She was so happy and proud during the day. Stoped using dippers, (lucky me) because she felt she was a big girl now. In this photo the other kids are my nephew and niece and one of my twins, António. There's 14 of them. Unfortunatly most of the photos are family only because some of my sisters don't want photos in the internet.

14.7.2007
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
15.7.2007

Sisters

Every year my all family tryes to get together for at least one day.. The oncles and aunts, cousins, brothers and sisters come from all over the world and we join together for a big barbecue. This year was so good because this aunt (the one on the left of the photo) has been ill so she hasn't been here for the last couple of years. Also some cousins from Canada were able to come as well, so we were even more then the usual. Everything was great, all the family was happy, the kids although the languages weren't the same, were able to understand each other and they played all day long. There are a lot of new babys in the family too. Happy, peaceful day.

The other one on the photo is my mother. Love to see her talking to her oldest sister.

15.7.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
16.7.2007

Cuvilhetes de Vila Real

Cuvilhetes de Vila Real it's a speciality of this northern place. Ana, my good friend i photographed some days earlier brought them for us (me, R5 and Valtac) because she always said it was so tasty. She's right it's amazing, wonderful flavour.
Loca.... 11 years ago
17.7.2007

B! yourself!....

B! yourself!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey there Loca - great to see you again. What a story you have made over this summer ! I am coming to Lisboa on wednesday for a meeting - I am afraid we are taken away to some nearby resort (so we can't get away!) and kept in meeting rooms...I will think of you and these photos - and of course eat some local foods and wines (Port as well)...

CollardGreens: Oops!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Hello again, I commented yesterday while you were busy uploading. Since then, you have posted some beautiful photos. You are really doing good work with your new Canon, certainly a worthwhile purchase. I like the colours of the fiesta decorations, your washing line colours, more of your charming art. Carlota always so expressive, and finally the two wonderful shots in the harbour, the details so perfect in the first, the colours superb in the second. I like visiting your diary, always interest, variety and quality.
Loca.... 11 years ago
Oh no, i'll miss you? Can't you go out for one day? I'll mail you my phone so if that is possible we will meet for a night out, what do you think?

Thanks for your nice comments. My new camera is making my days, just love it. Will finishj updating my diary today and tomorrow i want to go through yours. See you then.
:))
Loca.... 11 years ago
18.7.2007

Lisboa reflectida entre estátuas de gesso e bicicletas amarelas....

Me and Ana reflected on a shop window. We went to Lisbon to the DGAE office to ask questions about this year teaching places. No one understands the changes they made and no one can take our doubts away.

18.7.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
19.7.2007

As pedras ao fundo

Near the green house in my school. Was having a boring day with nothing to do and stuck there for two hours, so it was time to shoot anything.... I liked specially this one and it's the only one i've posted for this day.
Loca.... 11 years ago
20.7.2007

Bivalve

A fossil on a wall. I'm always searching for this and trying to classify them. Just love paleontology. Today was my mother's birthday and as a birthday present i didn't take my camera, she doesn't like us to be always taking photographs.
Loca.... 11 years ago
21.7.2007

Na corda....

Clothes line again. I was hanging the kids beach towels and was thinking that i had to go and photograph it.
:))
Loca.... 11 years ago
22.7.2007

Reflexos às cores....

Sold my old camera to a friend. A Sony DSC-H1 and went running to the store and bought a Canon EOS 350D with a 17-85mm lens. Then went to another store and bought a Sigma 70-300 mm macro lens. Great, wanted to do this for ages but could only do it if someone would buy my camera. I'm really glad about this.

22.7.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
23.7.2007

Hibiscus

Trying the lenses and the camera, i am in love with this new toy.
:))

23.7.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
24. 7.2007

Smile

Sofia is Sanita's oldest daughter. She is so beautiful, just like her mother. Sanita is a friend from old times and now for the last decade a collegue from school, she is also Carlota's godmother. Today was her birthday and all of us collegues from school~went to have dinner in her house, It was a great day.

24.7.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
25.7.2007

Lua - Quarto crescente

The moon with my new macro lens, not perfect yet but i love it.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
26.7.2007

Avó e duas netas (by You)

My mother with two of her 12th grand children. The one on the left is my youngest brother daughter and the one on the right is my princess Carlota.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
27 .7.2007

De boca aberta

R5 asked me to go and help them in their school to paint the science classrooms. It was great and quite a challenge. Three teachers and a 9th grade student, painted three very big classrooms with leftovers of paint. I liked the final result, but still have to upload most of the pictures. Meanwhile you can see them in R5's photostream

27.7.2007
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
28.7.2007

Diogo (by You)
Diogo, Helena's son. The kid who helped us to paint the classrooms. On the background is one of the walls we painted.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
29.7.2007

Sirigata

Our friends "Árvores" and his family came on holidays. They came to have lunch in Setúbal with my family, Anamae and Cometa 54. It was a great day but a very hot one. More then 40ºC today. So, after lunch we all went to Cometa's house and saw this very beautiful young cat that she has now. Her name is Sirigata.
Loca.... 11 years ago
30.7.2007

R5

Michael's birthday. We went out for a drink with him, after a afternoon spent on R5's school painting another classroom. The school president came to see the final result and he said it looks like Andy Warhol work and also like Lichstenstein
I'm so proud of this words.
:))
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
31.7.2007

Smiling beautiful face. My daughter is awesome.

Smiling beautiful face (by You)
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
1.8.2007

Garden green shoes....

Now everybody wears Crocs shoes. I bought these beautiful green ones, no crocs, much cheaper to wear on the garden. Never clean them, only water them when i come out of the garden and they always are filled with dirt. Today had the need of finishing updating my diary, i miss reading some of you guys so this afternoon after coming from school, i'll be able to come and just read. Nice.
Don't know what happened to my first entry though, i had all the entryes linked and a mosaic for each month and now they seem to be gone.
:(

1.8.2007
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
The parade of quality continues. Colourful beach towels; beautiful dark, flirtatious Sofia, a sleepy Carlota with her cousin, another lively expressive one of her, a delick-ious kitty, and your colour-coordinated crocs and trousers. In between, getting to know your new camera and lenses with interesting results.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
your daughter is so beautiful


eelend's 2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
:)) Love to see you guys in here. No posting for me today, will go straight to your diarys.
:))
Loca.... 11 years ago
2.8.2007

Quinta flower

Which one? The rose or this one?

The rose was taken at R5's school, where i'm still painting the science classrooms and the ballet shoes were taken at Fernanda's house. They belong to her daughter Rita who is studying to be a ballet dancer. I went there for a cup of coffee after going to my school to water my garden.
Loca.... 11 years ago
3.8.2007

R5

R5's portrait, still at his school. He was saying to me and Helena that he was only going to clean that day, no more painting on the walls. Of course we painted a bit more and has he is the only tall guy among us he had to paint near the ceiling. Men.... they can't stick to their word....
Loca.... 11 years ago
4.8.2007


My man....

Prologue on the 69th Cyclism Tour de Portugal - 69ª Volta a Portugal.
I'm just crazy about bikes and for ages I can't miss a Volta, or a Tour de France or a Vuelta in Spain. The one on the photo is Cândido Barbosa, and i would like him to win this year.

4.8.2007
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i love the ballet shoes :)
and that portrait is so nice
he made me remember my dad, when he's telling my sister and me "i'm going to do XXXX, but just once, just once, you hear me?"
and he never does
hahaha
:)
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
I never miss the Tour de France and try desparately to ignore all the news about doping. Iban Mayo? If he was doping, he totally chose the wrong tour because he sucked this year.
Loca.... 11 years ago
Completly agree with you. People normaly ask me why i love so much ciclism and then they say it's all about doping, they're so wrong... can't explain my thoughts in english but there is so much more in these races then doping. I was quite pleased this year for the spanish though, they did a great job on the Tour.

The ballet shoes are great, and seeing them in their place on the wall is even greater. Will see you tomorrow on your diary, not missing another day, it's being so long since i went to read your words.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
5.8.2007

Francisco (by You)

My friends Valtac and R5 went for a big weekend out and they left me with the job of feeding their animals: a dog, a cat, a turtle and a bird (Arara in portuguese). Today i took my kids to come with me and they had the time of their lifes. They played and laughed their heads of with the dog playing with a tennis ball.

5.8.2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Passing through with a quick hello and apology for no phone call (men don't stick to their word...). The company business meeting took a toll on energy and time - am home now and exhausted. I will have some time this week to catch up with everyone's topics. Next time in Lisboa, I promise to set aside time for a visit.

CollardGreens
Loca.... 11 years ago
Hope everything went alright and you enjoyed your staying in Portugal.
:))
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
The results with your new camera are great! Well done. Personally, I like the rose on Aug 2 (bokeh is good in b/g), super portraits on 3 and 5 August. I followed the TdF every day here in the bar, on at least one of our big screens, it is fascinating, as you say, irrespective of the doping, and the scenery is spectacular - a great big shop window for tourism in France (saying that, whatever became of our ParaScuba guy, the Tour went through his area, did it not?). Not sure the Volta is covered on any of our channels, must check.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
kids & animals = great fun / great mess
it's always great anyway :)

your friends love you very much, do you know?
when i'm on holidays and i must leave my cat alone, i always let her with jaime and adriana
because i love them, i know they're special and i know that they're going to take care of her


thank you so much for your visits, loca
i appreciate them a lot
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
6.8.2007

Was waiting in the cafe for my friend R5 with the camera ready to shoot him, this was the result:

Apanhado (by You)

Boring day today, had to prove to the IRS that i payed my taxes, was there all afternoon, hate this.

6.8.2007
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
7.8.2007

É bom ser regado.... (by You)

Went to water my plants in the school, took my kids with me. They went to catch the water in their faces and were so happy about it. Today i really don't know the english words to say what i want.
It was a great afternoon, my tomatoes are almost ready to be picked up, and there are some cucumbers and courgettes also almost ready.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
8.8.2007

Queijinhos (by You)
Three lovely kids. All day together, playing and laughing around. Here we went out for a bit to see if my mother wanted to go for a coffee, she wasn't home. The kids wanted to take some toys in our walk. Carlota took a twins baby car that she loves, António had that rugbag with lots of toys hanging out and Francisco took a Barbie that is hidden in his back, cause he didn't want nobody to see he had a girl's toy.
:))

8.8.2007
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Great candid portrait of R5, perfect backlighting. As always your kids are so lovely, so natural. And I love Carlota's yellow Crocs.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
wow, I am blown away with the quality of the photos here! I have the same 350D & kit lens.. but a Canon 70-300. And I love using them! Looks like you did good with your buy!

Looking forward to seeing more beautiful captures!!!

Did you use your 70-300 for your "macros"? It does make for such beautiful silky soft background doesn't it!

:)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
your kids are lovely
tomatoes, cucumbers... mmmm i am hungry ;)


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Great shot of the kids - so crisp and clear and a bit color snappy!

Have been away for a few days but am back now so can catch up ...best to you.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
9.8.2007

Icecream girl (by You)

Even her eyes go crazy with ice cream, she really likes it.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
10.8.2007

We went to the movies (by You)

We went to the movies to see: Surf Day. The kids were so happy, but lots of things happend. First they didn't let Carlota in because she is only two. So we had to ask my mother if she could stay there for a bit. Then the film stopped, something was wrong and took about half an hour to fix. The kids didn't mind, we went out for them to run a bit, so in the end it was even funnier.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
who wouldn't love ice cream?
:)


eelend's 2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
11.8.2007

Preparado e salgado....

I love fish, it tastes so good, most of the them are just great. Today my kids helped for the first time to prepare fish for dinner. It was great, with garlic rice and green salad.
:))
Loca.... 11 years ago
12.8.2007

Hibiscus

Those hibiscus on the way to the bank still look great. Tryed again a macro with the new lens. It's not yet what i want but i like this shot anyway.
That quiche looks delicious. I would love the recipe.

You have such beautiful children,

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
Dragonhide 11 years ago
a half hour break in a movie for kids our age (mine turns 7 next month) to run around is a GOOD IDEA! I miss the "intermissions" for that reason :)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmmm i love fish


eelend's 2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
In here there are still intermissions for kids and ilike those because they need it. Buyt this time it was too long although they didn't mind.

The recipe is difficult because i added leftovers only... when i do a proper one, i'll put the recipe in here.

It's great fish, isn't it?
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
13.8.2007

Fim de dia

At the end of the day, i left my kids with their father and went out to be on my own for a bit. The end of the day was great with such wonderful colours... peaceful.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
14.8.2007

Cândido Barbosa

Only one more day to go. Cândido Barbosa has the white shirt for points and lost today on top of the Tower the yellow jersey for Eladio Jimenez. Eladio has less 33 seconds then Cândido and he has less 3 seconds then Xavier Tondo. Tomorrow will be the final day with a individual "contra-relógio" (they run alone to see who has less time, don't know how to say this in english), Tondo does wonders in this kind of race so he'll probably win the Volta a Portugal but i'm still praying for Cândido to have a marvellous day and against all odds win the Volta.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
15.8.2007

No, Cândido did not win, he was second, Xavier Tondo had a great day and run like hell to win the Volta. Hector Guerra won todays race. He belongs to the same team of Cândido and did wonders on these last fifteen days. Today he was able to be the third fastest, well deserved.
I'm a bit sad cause i really wanted for Cândido to win. Maybe next year....

Tico e Augusta (by You)

I went with the kids and some of my brothers and sisters to my sister Rita's house for a late lunch/dinner. It was great for the kids to play around all day with their cousins and it was great for us to talk and talk all day.
My photo is of my oldest brother, Tico and his beautiful wife Augusta. Ah and today was mail day.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
From the size of you son's drink at the cinema - it would be well advised for a break in the middle !! Fish and bicycles - good meal !!

Best - CollardGreens: Oops!
Loca.... 11 years ago
16.8.2007

Went to my school to water the plants on my vegetables garden. There are lots of tomatoes, some cucumbers and some pumpkins growing.

Tomates
Loca.... 11 years ago
That drink was for all of us, the kids really like that bigger one....
:))
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
I love fish too! Pesce, with coarse rock salt to get rid of the fishy smell and draw out the flavour of the meat. Then grilled? Beautiful. another beautiful shot of your Carlota.

And the cycling word you are looking for is "individual time trial".

Always nice to visit here loca, and see a slice of life in Portugal.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
17.8.2007

Today i found myself thinking of what i'm doing on flickr for so long, and started wondering about the groups i'm in, have to skip some, because i am not able to spend this much time in here and i want to give feedback to the ones i've added as a contact for one reason or another.

This group is certanly one of my favourites for 2007, i met here such nice people from all over the world, with different points of view, diferent cultures, diferent ways of life and yet so nice and friendly with each other. I haven't seen any discutions or people mad with somebody else. The feedback we get in here makes me feel so good, so many times, and often makes me think of things i should have thought before, on my own... so, this is certanly one of the groups i'm sticking to, i'm not going away and i'm not giving up on this diary thing. Sometimes, probably i will get late again on my posts and will take ages to go and see everybody elses diary, but i'm sticking to it!

Then i went to see the ones i've bookmarked in the begining of this year and saw that so many have already given up. Makes me wonder if they are ok, if life is good for them and i miss them.
So here they are, i'm posting their links in here so i won't forget them this year. Hope everything is going alright with all of you:
- 2007 in Iceland from Samrag, he posted a photo 3 days ago, so i hope he'll be back soon;
- FBruno 2007, he his my brother, the one who invited me to the group, feel sad he gave up, don't think is coming back;
- Light Image Truth by J. M. Kezman, Frère Jacques, the guy who takes great sky pictures that i love, saw his comment on someone else's diary one of these days, wish he came back, such a nice and beautiful diary, loved to talk to him when he was around;
- Two-Thousand and Seven with I L I G H T: images&words, gaves us very good looking images, gave up on March 17th;
- luckywhitegirl's 2007 daily photos --la vista desde acá, haven't been there for ages, one of the diarys i read daily, don't know how i could be so far away from this one, surely will go there in the next days;
- Glow's world, at least what she's ok to share with the rest of the world!;), i thought she was going to give up long ago, but then she came back, sorry i haven't been around on your diary;
- sarahoo everyday, breastfeeding mother, great person, gave up on February 15th, hope you are ok, loved to read and chat with you;
- Satrina: av meg, went to the movies on March 20th and never came back again, so many of us asking for you, Satrina, hope you are ok;
- 'stee's 2007: a blank canvas, April 15th was the last entry, what's going on with you, my friend?;
- What I Did in 2007 my sweet friend RobW, sometimes late for comments but updating whenever i get the chance. Have to congratulate you for the 1 000 000 views on your stream, you deserve it! Keep on with those great images. :));
- ~ sunshinecity ~ a picture, a story., sorry i've been away this long, will be back on your diary for sure;
- Inga in Finland All Year Round, started with a Mattrix photo, made me want to read it all, and now, i'm not going there for ages, will have to do it soon. Sorry;
- Inside out - Jonathan Riverwalker, still around with great images, but unfortunatly one of the diarys i've been missing, will go there soon and update it.
- eelend, still have to go and see the rest of your entrys....;
-- Ebilfindas - Everyday's Dad, sorry i'm so late on comments, will comment on yours soon;
and finally oops!, mr. Collard Greens, a gentleman and a great person. Will not be getting late again on your diary, it gives me such a pleasure to read and see the great pictures you always post.
Some others i used to go often but haven't bookmarked them, they were always in the front page, now i have to find them back as i start updating my comments.

For today I give a flower to all of you that in some way made my year a little brighter, a little diferent. Thanks to you all for being part of my life.
:))

DoF of a pink flower
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks for the kind words - I come here to get inspiration from your adventures with children and students....and leave with a real appreciation for the Portuguese way of life. Thanks for that...

CollardGreens
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Ah, Loca-Bandoca, you are the sweetest and most serious of friends, and we share our African origins here in the Mediterranean. Keep on posting your great pictures, look after that beautiful family of yours and your students, who surely don't realise right now what a great teacher you are.
Loca.... 11 years ago
Thanks for the kind words, you guys are great!
:))
Loca.... 11 years ago
18.8.2007

Lazy saturday with my kids, playing around and feeding my friends animals, we just didn't do anything special but being together and it was great.
On the afternoon i tryed again to do something new with this camera and the lenses, and i got this self portrait on the bathroom mirror.

Auto retrato
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Wide angle...up close...good stuff.
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
19.8.2007

Is seems to be a lazy weekend. The only thing i did besides being with my family was washing clothes, and taking it to dry on the roof, so that is my shot. Again a laundry picture.
:))

Blue
Loca.... 11 years ago
20.8.2007

I feel so happy today for no special reason and it feels so great when we have one of these days....

Wake up late, fed the kids and gave them a bath, played for a bit, then went out for a coffee with the family. Z. took the kids to the playground and i went to my school to water the vegetables garden. It has to be watered at least every other day or everything will die. And i had to ask someone to do that job for this next week because tomorrow i'm going on holidays to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

We are going to stay with my dearest friend Patiblue and her family. The place where we are going it's full of people on the summer holidays but Pati has a big house with a huge garden where she has a smaller house where we are staying, so if we don't want to see people, we can just stay indoors cause there is everything there: a pool, horse and a very big field to play and run around. The kids love to go there and just be free to play with Pati's kids with no grow up around them all the time.

I love to go there too. First of all because we don't have to think of anything, all the time is ours to play with the kids, read, swim, sleep or whatever we want to do. Also Pati is one of my bookcrosser's pal, and we catch up our readings when we are together. And now she is another one of the photos addict, and we just love to go and take pictures together, it will be a great time, i'm sure. We said to our husbands that in one of the mornings they have to stay with the kids because we are going to photograph the sunrise on the beach, i'm looking forward for that.

On my way home from school, i stopped to buy a safeguard vest (??? is that correct?) for Carlota because i'm really scared of the pool. We are never going to be away from the kids and everytime they want to go to the pool, some of the adults will be with them, but some years ago i had a boat accident and two of my friends drawned. It was awful and i could never again feel safe near the water, so i take every providence i can just to things be ok, we never know.

I feel like my grandmother today, start to talk about one thing and end up with a diferent one.....
The car stop was to say that i had a flat tyer, and the car wasn't even mine so i didn't know where the things were. Took me more then one hour to fix it, girls just don't have strenght enough for that. I managed to do it on my own but it was really dificult to do.

Then i came to Setúbal, changed cars and went rushing to my old house, that is all fixed, by the way, to show it to a fellow that wants to buy it to rent to students and teachers. He liked it but.... was going to think it through with his wife. I'm praying that this is the last time i have to show it, hope he buys it and that's it.

Home again, with the kids again, more playing around, more laundry again, and now for a bit a little chat on the msn with Pati and updating my diary before i go on holidays.
It's almost midnight in here and i have to go and see Prison Break, can't miss it, it's the only thing i watch in television.

The photo is of my greaps plant in the school.

Videira
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Nice macro here, and a nice blue washing-line picture (your trademark). Enjoy your holidays Loca, and we look forward to seeing your pictures from there.
Loca.... 11 years ago
21.8.2007

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I'm at Pati's, the holidays began....
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
22.8.2007

Splash.... (by You)

All day in the pool, the kids are enjoying it, so are we...


22.8.2007
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
23.8.2007

Queijinhos (by You)


Happy kids on holidays....

23.8.2007
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Fantastic mosquito macro there (and the vine tendril before that is not bad either). What lens are you using for those close-ups?
Loca.... 11 years ago
I'm using the Canon EFS 18-55 mm.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Steady hand, huh? I like your swimming pool shots too - spontaneous fun!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Very nice photos, Loca! I like your self portrait!

I enjoyed following the links of the DPD folks you listed.. many of them I am not familiar with since I joined in April. Many wonderful photos there-- wish they would come back!
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Great sharp action shots at the pool! And I likethe insect and plant, too--nice detail.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
24.8.2007

Today i stayed up all night cause me and Pati wanted to go out very early and catch the sunrise. It was difficult to stay up all night cause i haven't done it for so long now but it was worth it. The sunrise is one of the most beautiful things one can see, the lights changing every minute give us such a feel of peace that stays with us for the rest of the day. Nice, want to do it again soon.
:))



24.8.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
Hi Jallen and ItinerArts
Thanks for your comments.
:))
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
I love the 18th shot!!! Fabulous...

Erica Day by Day 2007
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
25.8.2007

Great vacantions, the kids are so happy, all the time playing and eating so well, i've never seen them eat so much. My friend Pati and I wanted this time never to stop but.... it will be over soon.

The photo is one of my first butterflys in a Lantana flower.

Butterfly with Lantana

25.8.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
26.8.2007



No words needed.Great day on the pool, happy boys, tired girl and tomorrow will be going home. The lazy days are almost over.

26.8.2007
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Wonderful sunrise! That is so pretty!!!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Great sunrise, lovely white butterfly against the coloured flowers,and the picture of your boys is totally gorgeous, so full of the enjoyment of life.
Loca.... 11 years ago
Going to photograph the sunrise was so good....
Thanks for your words.
:))
Loca.... 11 years ago
27.8.2007

Fotografando a fotógrafa

Patiblue needed a photo of someone taking a picture of her, while she was taking a picture of them for the Monthly Scavenger Hunt group that we are in. Any of her friends is a photo addict nor takes usually a camera, so the only way she was going to get this one was with me. Last day together, we were a little wild with the cameras, even to the pool they went. Pati 's new camera, a Fujifilm Finepix S5700 arrived today so she was just jumping all over, happy as a little kid. It was a great last day for us and for the kids.

27.8.2007
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
I didn't take the time to post a comment last week when I visited quickly. You have a wonderful set of photos and a good eye to turn ordinary items from everyday life into wonders.

... And your dishes look wonderful!

Yay for the new camera!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Nice sparkly swimming-pool pic!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
:)
very nice shot


eelend's 2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
28.8.2007

Back in Setubal, today i had loads of things to do. Fix the wheels of Valta's car was one of them. Couldn't do it today though, the mechanic went on holidays for the week and forgot to telll me about it when i phoned him yesterday. Valta didin't care, he came to Setubal to solve some things but he's going back o Peniche for the rest of the week. We went for an ice cream and a talk on the afternoon, and hjust look the reflection i caught on his eye.....
:))

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Loca.... 11 years ago
I went to see yours, didn't do it for so long and then went to your photostream and seems that i've got to go back tomorrow, so many interesting things in there.
:))

Hi, guys
:))
Loca.... Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Loca.... (member) 11 years ago
29.8.2007

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Almost the end of the month, it's time to finish the Monthly Scavenger Hunt, when i was coming home from school, took the road through Azeitão because i needed a "Suit of Armor" ans knew that these fantastic statues are still on Quinta da Bacalhoa's gardens.
Monday will start working for real, the good and lazy days are done, lots of things to do before starting.... August should have at least 60 days.
:((

29.8.2007
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
That reflection in the eye is amazing!

And the last one reminds us of the glories of Portugal's maritime history, the brave sailors who went to the ends of the earth in tiny frail vessels, and brought back souvenirs.
Loca.... 11 years ago
30.8.2007

Stop playing with your food!....

Stop playing with your food!
We had a great lunch full of laughs...
:))

30.8.2007
Loca.... 11 years ago
31.8.2007

:))

This one is for a special flickr friend, Sílvia with a big smile!

"Se às vezes digo que as flores sorriem
E se eu disser que os rios cantam,
Não é porque eu julgue que há sorrisos nas flores
E cantos no correr dos rios...

É porque assim faço mais sentir aos homens falsos
A existência verdadeiramente real das flores e dos rios."

Alberto Caeiro
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