Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Again today

Sintra is a wonderful place to the people who like fog and rain.
Yes, it's raining again today.

For Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Not today

It has rained quite a lot here. By what the metereologists showed in television, it was the same rain that went to England. We could aee that big swirl of clouds going around up to England and down again. Ours was not so strong and didn't cause floods because it was only the outskirts of the storm.
But not today or yesterday. We are having some truce so the fields can drain all that water.

Friday, 20 November 2009

A storm brewing

Sintra by night.

For Sky Watch Friday.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

A wet day

Wet day

For a little moment, the rain stopped. But even so, everything was so wet, including the window.

For Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009



Yesterday it rained so much, looked like all the sky and earth was going down.
I took this picture when I was taking one of my girls to school. Before I would take another one from school to take her home, I had to stop the car because it was tons of water falling down and we couldn't see a thing.
The day before it rained strongly too and we we expecting more for today but what happened was we woke up to a golden autumnal sun.
I like soooo much the rain but I was pleased with the sun because I was afraid of the result of that amount of water pouring down.
Let's see what tomoeow will bring to us.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Flowers of the Ramalhão

Some branches are already empty of leaves and, at the same time, we still have flowers.
Taken at the garden of Quinta do Ramalhão, a convent school belonging to the Dominican Order, where my older daughters studied and my little one still is.

For Today's Flowers.

Friday, 13 November 2009

The end of the day

The end of the day

Heavy sky. Looks like it will rain. That's ok, it's time to rain.

For Sky Watch Friday.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Walking in Monserrate

Walking in Monserrate.

For Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Blue fog in Sintra.
For Blue Monday at Smiling Sally.

Saturday, 7 November 2009


The garden of Monserrate.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Falling down

Is the sky falling down ?

Is the sky of Sintra falling down?

For Sky Watch Friday.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Autumn in Sintra

Turning colour leaves in Sintra mild Autumn.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Today's Flowers

Taken in Monserrate garden.
For Today's Flowers.

Sunday, 1 November 2009


Monserrate is beautiful even with no sun.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Houses of Sintra

Houses of Sintra

In a gray and rainy day.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009



In Monserrate garden.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009



We can see signs of the Autumn on the floor.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Quinta da Capela

Quinta da Capela

Near Monserrate.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Trees of Monserrate

Trees of Monserrate

On the lawn, viewed from the Palace.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Morning sun

Morning sun

Monserrate garden, in the morning.

Monday, 12 October 2009



Another beautiful view.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Trees of Monserrate

In the morning, viewed from the Palace of Monserrate, near the fountain.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Viewed from Monserrate, near the Palace, in the morning.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Palace of Monserrate

In the morning light.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


Palace of Monserrate

The Palace between the trees.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Palace of Monserrate


In the morning sun.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Rain at Monserrate

In Quinta de Monserrate.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Garden of Monserrate

Taken on a rainy day.
Even so, the garden had a lot of visitors.
Sometimes, the rain was so strong that we had to take shelter.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

It's raining softly

Thanks be to God.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Still hot

Is Autumn but it's still hot. I don't like it.

Friday, 25 September 2009

On a foggy day

The "Serra" (mountain) of Sintra, viewed from the street that goes from Ramalhão to Cascais.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Rain in the making

I hope it rains.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Through the window

Looking to a rainy day through the window.

PS: Not today. Inspite of being already Autumn - wonderful word! - is too hot and not a cloud in the horizon. That's not fair!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

To Heaven

To Heaven

In the garden of the park of Palácio Valenças.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Early morning

The day began very dark

A lot of people rise very early, in Sintra, to go to work and to school.

Friday, 18 September 2009

The ladder of Jacob

The ladder of Jacob?

Don't the clouds in the bottom look like angel's wings and the ones in the middle look like steps?

And he saw in his sleep a ladder standing upon the earth, and the top thereof touching heaven: the angels also of God ascending and descending by it.
Genesis, 28: 12

"Sintra, glorious Eden"

Lord Byron