A floral promenade :: Um passeio floral

The Lade Braes Walk in St. Andrews is a quiet and sometimes magical path that crosses the town. Instead of the busy roads, you find yourself a midst scenic views, melodic birds and scented flowers. In July the Lade Braes Walk has gained a new array of colours to which I could not resist. I…

Sprigs :: Rebentos

Slowly the landscape is acquiring new tones of green, silver, pink and white. The trees are finally showing their leaves and new flowers bloom here and there, like a festival of colour. Happy Spring everyone! — Aos poucos, a paisagem vai ganhando novos tons de verde, prateado, rosa e branco. As árvores estão finalmente a…

Translucent :: Translúcido

I never understood the appeal of translucent polymer clay until recently I came across some breathtaking creations. I suppose that, as with anything else, the effort of experimentation and practice brings the best results: that is visible in the jellyfish of Betina Walker and the amazing work of Kathrin Neumaier. One of her latest pieces…

Ducklings :: Patinhos

Do you remember me bragging about seeing a litter of ducklings sometime ago? I wasn’t able to photograph them, but now there are two new families around. Here they are! — Lembram-se de vos falar de uma ninhada de patinhos aqui há uns tempos atrás? Na altura não consegui fotografá-los, mas agora andam duas novas ninhadas a passear por…

Busy bees :: Abelhas azafamadas

If you’re looking for bees, be sure to look for them among the sweet-smelling flowers that grow wild in the fields or in your favourite garden. I have always been fascinated by these sort of furry little insects with its bright contrasting stripes and delicate wings. I like to watch them collecting pollen from the…

In bloom :: Em flor

It’s April and Spring is in bloom. Trees are covered in white, tulips, daffodils and primroses are flourishing in every flower bead and the fields are sprinkled with white daisies. On my way home I keep spotting little creatures. Yesterday there was a small rabbit eating grass near the path, and in the small pond…