Saturday, March 3, 2012

Landscape

As anyone can see from my blogroll, I follow pigletinportugal's blog and have decided to take her suggestion on board. 

"Landscape" was the week’s photo theme for the “SUNDAY POST” over at Jake’s blog and although mine is not a wordpress blog I am joining in this challenge.

These photos were taken during a very pleasant walk in April 2011.


After a wet month of February, Spring arrived triumphant and brought with it an abundance of wild flowers to this hilly part of Central Algarve. 


In a flatter area not far away, we came across a field where crops are no longer grown but the water reservoir can still be seen. 


Not very long ago everyone relied on their own wells and built reservoirs to collect rain water during the rainy season so that they could have water in the dry season.


And this was the old road leading into the village.


In days gone by a bustling road on market days, now overgrown and only used by occasional walkers.

If I close my eyes I can just imagine the noise of the ox carts, heavy with produce from nearby fields, moving slowly on the uneven stone road.


4 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures of typical Portuguese countryside :)

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  2. Beautiful Landscape you have here great entry thank you :)

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  3. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leava a comment, people.
    As someone commented on piglet's blog, the countryside in the Algarve can look very much like the African bush. Perhaps that's why I like it so much.

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