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Portugal: flora, fauna, friends, and food

Posted on: March 21st, 2015

I spent 3 nights in Portugal on my way to Germany. It was a great dose of spring, and a wonderful visit with Linda, a woman I knew from home. She has an amazing bed and breakfast in the hills of the Algarve region of southern Portugal. It was a change of pace, fresh spring air to breathe in, new and delicious foods to taste, and the sound of frogs to put me to sleep at night.

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carob tree with green carob pods – did you know this is where carob powder comes from? I didn’t!

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busy honeybee

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orange and lemon season in the Algarve

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wild iris

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an orange grove near Linda’s house

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wildflower with hills in background

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huge flock of goats and sheep

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80 something woman who herds the goats and sheep

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can you see the stork nests on top of the poles? Storks! I couldn’t believe my eyes!

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more busyness

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wildflower

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carob tree, I think

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cat nap

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pointsettia

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Linda and a friend we met for tea and scones

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storks!!!

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cheese plate and Portuguese green wine

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