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…

Berthe’s Lemur Mouse :: Microcebus berthae

I came to know Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae ) through this video from BBC. It is the smallest primate known with about 92 mm of body length… it fits in the palm of your hands! They tend to keep to themselves but are quite friendly to each others. I found it a fascinating…

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…

Zygaena Lonicerae

For this month’s project I have chosen a moth that I found during my explorations on Flickr. I tend to wander through nature photos looking at landscapes, plants and flowers and of course, all sorts of creatures. I am surprised not only by the subjects but I also admire the skills of the photographers, who…

Sunny Days :: Dias de Sol

One of the first things I noticed after I arrived to Portugal was the warmth of the sun. It feels good to be outside with a mild temperature and feel the sun in m face. It feels good to walk around in t-shirt in the end of December in some of my favourite places… I…

Winter Sun :: Sol de Inverno

Although it is not officially winter yet, the temperatures have dropped and I can’t go outside without my gloves and a warm coat. The streets are covered in ice, and in the places where the sun doesn’t reach they keep like this all day. On the other hand, this last week has presented St. Andrews with lovely…

Autumn :: Outono

Fall has definitely arrived to St. Andrews. The trees have gone from green to beautiful shades of red, yellow and brown while some birds, such as the black headed gulls and the eiders, have already changed their plumage into winter coats. It feels good to go for a walk in the sunny afternoons and to…