Sunday, 18 January 2009

Scenic Sunday & Today's Flowers: Portugal



The Algarve, Portugal
May 2007

This was my first time in Portugal and a very nice surprise. We didn't plan to go on holiday - that is, I didn't! Laura had other plans almost as soon as I sat foot in England she practically dragged me to a travel agency! I'm glad she did as else I wouldn't have seen this part of the world. I've promised Silvia that next time I will go to Lisbon. Something to look to forward to. What I've seen on television and in travel guides it looks like a beautiful city full of hidden treasures + my friend Silvia is there so you can't beat that! =)

Enjoy the scenery!

Liesel


On a walk


I've always wondered wether it is a fly in the middle of the flower. I should know seeing as I took the photo, but I simply cannot remember. What do you think?


Enhancing the colours
Please do not use this photo without asking my permission first. Thank you!

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful scenery in Portugal & in the middle of the flower looks like something caught in somekind of web, but doesn't look like a fly. Thanks for visiting my blog & Happy Sunday:)

Patience Frost said...

What a beautiful place. I'd love to visit :)

George said...

There's definitely something in the middle of the flower, but I'm not sure it's a fly. Beautiful pictures, though. Thanks for visiting my site.

Linnea W said...

Beautiful colors in your shots. There is a bug in the first flower photo but it's not a fly. It's located at about 11 o'clock. I don't remember my botany, but I think the dark thing in the middle is part of the flower. Looks like you had a lot of sunshine in Portugal. Enjoy SS.

Silvia said...

Aww, Isa! You've brightened my day for sure and you have no idea how much I needed it. Thank you so much :)

Liesel's House & Garden Party said...

You're very welcome Silvia :o)

I wouldn't have said it if you weren't the person you are so really you should thank yourself =)

Norm said...

you have a wonderful post! Portugal is a nice place to visit, wish I can visit there too, nice flower beautiful..

ppdesigns said...

Lovely pretty flowers!! Portugal is beautiful!

Natural Moments said...

I am pretty sure your flower picture is of a wild carrot also known as queen anne's lace. The center flower is usually pink or purple. (Daucus carota) But I am in North America, but its supposed to be introduced from eurasia, so it may be the exact same species.

Lara Gisela said...

Wow, I was happy to see my country here. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and that you'r eplanning to visit Lisbon.