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sexta-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2013

FELIZ NATAL * MERRY CHRISTMAS * FELIZ NAVIDAD * JOYEUX NOEL





THERE’S MUCH MORE TO CHRISTMAS
THAN CANDLE LIGHT AND XMAS CHEER
                IT’S THE SPIRIT OF SWEET FRIENDSHIP                 
THAT BRIGHTENS ALL YEAR THROUGH…
ITS THOUGHTFULLNESS AND KINDNESS,
ITS HOPE REBORN AGAIN, FOR PEACE
FOR UNDERSTANDING AND FOR GOODWILL TO MEN!







 
 
GEZUR KRISLINJDEN
FROHE WEIHNACHT
NEDELEG LAOUEN
BON NADALCHUK SUNG TAN
CESTIT BOZIC
FELIZ NAVIDAD
GAJAN KRISTNASKON
HYVÄÄ JOULUA
JOYEUX NOËL
KALA CHRISTOUGENA
KELLEMES KARÁCSONYT
MERRY CHRISTMAS
BUON NATALE
MERII KURISUMASU
KUNG HIS HSIN NIEN
GOD JUL
BUON NADAL
WESOLYCH SWIAT BOZEGO NARODZENIA
FELIZ NATAL
SARBATORI FERICITE
SPRAZDNIKOM ROZDESTVA HRISTOVA
KLIDNÉ PROZITÍ VANOC
GOD JUL
SROZHDESTVOM KRISTOVYM


sexta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2013

terça-feira, 26 de novembro de 2013

Earth..







 
 
 
 
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”
John Lubbock

quarta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2013

quinta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2013

FOLHAS

 
 
 
 

O VENTO SOPRA
DOCE E SERENO
NUM VOO RASANTE,
TOCANDO O DIA,
QUE SE ENCHE
DE DOURADO
NAS FOLHAS
...  QUE BAILAM
PELO CHÃO!
SURGE O OUTONO
DEIXANDO A SAUDADE
... DO CALOR DO VERÃO

 

Re..Elisabeth

quarta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2013

La Alberca



For a more subtle and authentic glimpse into the heart of Spain, there is no better place to begin with than La Alberca, a town that still holds traditions and customs that date back to the 14th Century, located in the province of Salamanca, at 1084 meters above sea level and nestled on the slopes of an outstanding natural landscape of La Sierra de Francia where the isolation and the conflux  of granite, slate and quartzite create a breeding ground for a variety of wild vegetation and beckoning forests.



























This charming town was founded in the 1300s and was the first village to be declared a National Historical Monument by the Spanish government, followed by others on the same area like Mogarraz, San Martin del Castañar, Miranda del Castañar, Madroñal, Cepeda, Herguijuela de la Sierra, Sequeros and more.




The Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption dates from the 18th century.



Very well preserved, the new buildings are made in the same manner and style as the old ones, with its fabulous medieval architecture, narrow cobblestone roads and thatched roofs.


The houses are made of stone and granite quarried from the surrounding environs and supported with wooden beams.





The Plaza Major



  
In La Alberca there is a tradition of having a pig loose in the streets that is fed by the neighbours. The pig, named “San Anton”, is blessed on July 13, and released onto the town’s streets. On January17, the feast day of San antonio (Saint Anthony), the pig is raffled off at the doors of the church. The funds are raised for the Brothers of St. Anthony.







segunda-feira, 14 de outubro de 2013

Autumn




 Autumn,

    the year's last,

               loveliest

                         Smile
                        

quarta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2013

Horizon



Parque Natural de Las Batuecas - Sierra de Francia


Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
And death is only an horizon;
And a horizon is nothing, save the limit of our sight
 
 
Mirador de La Antigua

quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2013

Sometimes..



my youngest nephew - Diego




... the litllest things
take up the most room
in our hearts ..
- Winnie the Pooh



segunda-feira, 1 de julho de 2013

Windy









Come Fairies,
take me out of this dull world,
for I would ride with you upon the wind
and dance upon the mountains like a flame!




quarta-feira, 26 de junho de 2013

Storks and Spring

 
 
Storks are fertility symbols and are associated with springtime and birth. Children throughout Europe and America are taught that the stork delivers newborns to their mothers. In some areas, it is thought that the stork can cause a woman to become pregnant merely by looking at her.
It was believed that the souls of unborn children lived in watery areas such as marshes, wells, springs, and ponds. Since storks frequented such areas, they were thought to fetch the babies' souls and deliver them to their parents. In Germany, storks found human infants called "stork-children" dwelling in caves hidden in rocky steeps called "Adeborsteine" or "stork-stones," and carried them to their expectant parents. Children who wanted a baby brother or sister were encouraged to sing their desires to the stork. Naughty little boys were carried in the bird's bill while nice ones rode upon its back.
Its migratory habits made it an emblem of the traveler. Along with other migratory birds, storks were biblical symbols of sensible backsliders who knew when to return to the straight and narrow. In the lands they departed from, storks were believed to become people and dwell as humans when they arrived at their winter destinations. It was thought that they cried human tears when hurt or saddened.
Storks are commonly believed to bring good fortune. In Germany, they were known as "Adebar" which means "luck-bringer." In the Netherlands, a stork nesting on one's roof is welcomed as a good omen, but in Morocco it is a sign that the house will be abandoned by its occupants. To kill a stork will cause one to have bad luck. The arrival of clean, white storks in the spring heralds a good summer but dirty storks are portents of a bad year. Storks, hurriedly abandoning their nests, are omens of great misfortune, pestilence, and war.
Because they are rumored to feed their elderly parents, storks are a symbol of filial piety or gratitude. They are emblems of immortality and longevity. Legend says they live an incredibly long time. When they are 600 years old they stop eating solid food and at 2000 years of age they turn black and keep on living.
 


terça-feira, 4 de junho de 2013

Babies

 
 
 
 

 
"If having a soul means
being able to feel love
and loyalty
and gratitude,
then animals are better off
than a ot of humans!" :)
 
 

terça-feira, 21 de maio de 2013

Simple





























To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter...
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring
- these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
 
John Burroughs
 

sexta-feira, 17 de maio de 2013

Rana Iberica

 
 
 
 
 
Any glimpse into the life
of an animal quickens our own and
makes it so much the larger and better in every way
(John Muir)
 
 

quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2013

..











Every great dream
begins with a dreamer!
Always remember, you have within you
the strength, the pacience,
and the passion to reach
for the stars and to change 
the world.


sexta-feira, 10 de maio de 2013

Rescue..

 
 
Rescued baby snake
 
 
"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."

quarta-feira, 8 de maio de 2013

.. back to snow...



... at the end of April!!


On holidays in my favorite place at the mountains, hoping to get the smell of spring, ... I found out that winter didn't want to go away.... sending us a beautiful snow storm.




sexta-feira, 12 de abril de 2013

Spring

 
 
  
Our spring has come at last
with the soft laughter of April suns
and shadow of April showers.
 
 
 
Have a beautiful weekend!