terça-feira, 31 de julho de 2012

Black, my Wolf

Black is a three month's old puppy, found two weeks ago during my mountain holidays in Serra da Estrela, Portugal.

He and his 18 brothers and sisters were found inside a cave close to my mountain cottage. Probably from two different litters, some of them were already a couple of months and others just one or two weeks, they were all abandoned starving to death.

Although we already have a large dog and a cat, we had to rescue at least one of them so we chose this small but wild "wolf". A friend kept another one and the rest... well... the police took care of them.

Meet Black ... :)

sexta-feira, 13 de julho de 2012

I remember...

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. It has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief  in the trail; and when I hear the fox wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy. ~C.P.

(back in two weeks)

quarta-feira, 11 de julho de 2012


As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying by.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts.

Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.

sexta-feira, 6 de julho de 2012


The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions :
a sweet kiss, a smile, a kind look, or ….an Ice-cream.
And these are the simple things that brighten my day
adding meaning and flavor to my daily life.

quinta-feira, 5 de julho de 2012


"Listen" contains the same letters as "Silent".
Listen to the silence of the heart, hear what it says
so you'll know what will make you happy.