Friday, May 29, 2009

A light for my path

Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
These are the words that came to my mind when I "developed" this picture after visiting a home decor exihibition recently. It was getting dark, we were tired, and the woman wouldn't come out of the way, then I shot... and I have to admit that I appreciate the fact that she stood there. Sometimes life takes turns for the better or for the worse, and we want to be in control, but then we find out later that God had better plans in store for us...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sleeping beauty

Another small flower... Sleeping grass, touch-me-not and sensitive are some popular names for this shrinking plant (mimosa pudica L. - known as dormideira in Portuguese). My kids were playing in an open field when they found the sleeping grass... and they had so much fun touching the leaves to see them fold.
To see more beautiful flowers, please visit Today's Flowers.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Handmade bird feeders

A local artist created these ceramic bird feeders and the birds... they look so happy standing there.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A really small flower

A delicate small flower spotted during a weekend walk with my family. All that grass around it made me think it was a grass floret, not sure though.
This is my contribution to Today's Flowers. To see more flowers and visit other blogs, please pay a visit to them.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A duck tale

Ducks in a quiet afternoon. I could just sit there forever taking pictures of them, but then they decided to jump... and I wasn't fast enough to capture the exact moment they jumped!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers and roses

My son picked these flowers for me today... from my folder of photos on my computer! I asked him to help me with this special post. Mother's Day is celebrated today in many countries, including Brazil. Little fingers pointing to my computer screen and saying: "Momma I like these flowers" is priceless...
I am the guest today at Today's Flowers! The wonderful team there has this weekly meme to show wonderful flowers from all over the world.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

La fiesta

Even though Cinco de mayo is not celebrated here, I have friends who have just moved to Mexico and I am thinking of them today... Both their kids attended the same preschool as mine, and the little girl was in same class as my four year-old son until a few days ago, when they left... just before the swine flu outbreak.

These pictures were taken at the International Festival last year and there was a kid whose father lives in Mexico and he sent the school a huge package with so many typical items.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bottles with a purpose

A bouquet of freshly picked flowers (gerberas) and reused bottles.... This is how I decorate my place: with clean bottles of wine and olive oil...
A late contribution to Earth day... these flowers go to Today's Flowers that display the most gorgeous flowers around the world on a weekly basis.

I'll be the guest on May 10th, so watch that space!