28 February 2014

Longer days, glimpses of blue sky

We're almost there...
Just a few more rainy days and the sun will come to stay. I welcome the warmer temperatures, the longer evenings growing longer day by day, and, at the same time, I enjoy the quietness of these last Winter days.

* photos 1, 3 and 6 were shot by J

16 February 2014

Get a light ***

Odd bits: unusual random details I recently noticed in my walks:

*** the phrase on the window, on the first photo, reminds me of a poem I really really like:

"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.”― Patrick Overton, The leaning tree

13 February 2014

Erands + tiles + a sunny spot

Small grocery stores, hardly surviving,in the old neighbourhoods of this city. Such a different feeling to buy things from these places. All it took was a glimpse of sun to get me out there. Soaking it in, sitting in a street bench. 

2 February 2014

Recently enjoyed things

1 - Sea breeze freezing my cheeks during a walk by the sea.

2 - Savouring a delicious treat I love since I was a kid - after walking miles and miles...

3 - Although this is a messy form of advertising (a movie by a Portuguese director), this illustration caught my eye...

4 - Avocado, rocket and sundried tomato, an amazingly looking sandwich prepared by a friend to take on my train journey (delicious!)

5 - Finding my grandfather's first pencil case and a Singer tin toolbox with some of the original tools inside. I like these findings, just because.