Wandering through geology :: A passear em geologia

I love collecting things: picking leaves, flowers, pebbles, shells and fill my pockets with little pieces of nature. I like the textures, the colors and the shapes. It’s a great reminder of how amazing nature is. When I visited Harvard’s Museum of Natural History in Boston I spent quite a lot of time gazing at the…

Glass Flowers at Harvard Natural History Museum

Life-like Glass Flowers :: Flores de Vidro Realistas

This month I was lucky to spend two amazing weeks in Boston. The city is great to walk around and it has some really amazing museums and venues. One of my favourites was Harvard’s Museum of Natural History. They have incredible collections ranging from geology to local habitats. One of the collections that caught my attention was the Glass…

Seal sight :: Foca à vista

A while ago as we were walking in St. Andrews pier I noticed a funny shape on a sandbank. I thought to myself how much it looked like a seal. These were the lines that followed: Me: Look! That wood log looks like a seal. B: It does looks like a seal. Me: It moved.…

Snowdrops :: Gotas de neve

A couple of weeks ago I started noticing snowdrops peering from the ground here and there. Snowdrops (galanthus nivalis) are usually known as a sign of spring. Seeing their delicate bell shaped flowers brings me the thought of longer days, warmer and coloured by blossoming fields and gardens. And it isn’t just snowdrops that I…

Rose hips :: Frutos de roseira

Autumn has been showing its first signs for a while… there were berries everywhere and flowers became fruits in the trees. One of the things that caught my attention was the rosehips from wild roses. The ruby and orange tones shone in the light through the green leaves just like precious jewels. It made complete…

St. Monans

The Fife Coastal Path is one of the best walking routes I have ever met. It goes from the Forth Estuary – close to Edinburgh – to the Tay, next to Dundee for 117 miles. Every now and then we walk a few miles, and every time we find ourselves among breathtaking landscapes and charming…