White walls, orange rooftops, blue skies and turquoise waters, Portugal is pretty beautiful! On our last night we went in to Albufeira for dinner and a stroll around the streets of the old town. Matthew took me there last year and I got so excited when I heard the words “old town” and thought I’d get lots of pretty pictures of old buildings with beautiful doors lining little streets. Sadly it had changed a little bit since he was last there and the streets were now lined with tourist stalls, pubs and bars and swarming with drunken tourists. Not my cup of tea!
This time was a little bit better, we ate beside the beach and had a lovely view of the sea with the sun light getting more and more golden as it set. But I think next time we need to go further from the square and venture up to the residential areas to find the scenes I was hoping for.
Blossoms make me happy! I had a stonking headache when I got home from Church but I hadn’t taken a photo yet, so I took Jasper out to do his business, and took some pretty pictures of the blossom trees in the carpark behind our flat. The branches are quite bare, but it still brought a smile to my face.
I didn’t sleep well on Monday night, ended up getting out of bed for a drink around 1am, and the street lights were lighting the living room just enough for me to make out the shape of these beauties on our coffee table. Matthew headed off to work on Monday morning and had a few things on after work so he didn’t get home until I was already in bed so he decided to grab a wee bunch of tulips for me on his way home. We don’t like days like that, but of course they are necessary some times, and a lot of people go much longer periods without seeing their partners because of work! We’ll avoid that as much as we can though, and continue to surprise each other with the odd little gift here and there 🙂 Romance isn’t just for Valentines! Also, romance isn’t all about gifts…please refer to the Five Love Languages. Thank me later.
This adorable little munchkin, her wonderful Mumma, and Squishy, the coolest sausage dog around, joined Jasper and I on our walk at the park today. I’m so thankful for neighbours who become friends, and friends who are fantastic bakers so we get tasty treats! Yay! Haha. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of Poppy in her cute cream knitwear. She’s got such a perfect wee face!
Can you believe it’s already the end of January?? I hope you’ve enjoyed the first month of my 365 Project. Only 11 months to go, easy peasy!
Now then…this is a bit different, isn’t it…I’d love to say there’s a nice calming, restoring message to go along with this image, but really I was fending off a hyper dog, shuffling back and forth, on my knees, to the viewfinder and photo position, and racing the setting sun as I took this picture.
I loved my hair yesterday so I decided I wanted to try a self-portrait, but when your camera remote is dead it’s a little difficult. It’s important to focus on the eyes when you’re taking a photo of someone, because that’s how we connect with people, and that’s a difficult task when you’re the photographer and the subject! So, instead, I decided to go for some arty farty double exposure, which I’ve been wanting to properly play around with for a long time. It’s also quite difficult when you’re the photographer and the subject, but I’m pleased with how this one turned out, despite looking like I’m eating my earring, and not being able to see my cute hairstyle. The others will all be swiftly deleted! Haha.
Have you met Inverness’ next top model? Sporting the finest of bright red snow suits, wellies and a wooly hat that continuously fell over her eyes as she splashed along the runway. I don’t think there was a puddle left untouched on our walk along the Canal in Inverness, and every photo I took of her mid splash, half her face was covered by the hat. Very happy I got this cracker, between splashes, as the sun broke through the greyest of skies.
We got mighty wet and windswept on this walk, but Elsie rocked it.
I decided to explore the neighbourhood a little on my walk back from meeting a friend this afternoon, and found these cute, brick outhouses. I dunno what it is, but I love brick walls! Maybe it’s because it’s more colourful than the grey granite that’s surrounded me for years, who knows, I just love it! Does anyone know what these outhouses were for back in the day? That may be a stupid question, but they’re two stories high and I’ve not seen any like that here before.
Also, I’m very thankful for electricity, but the wires really get in the way in photographs! I guess I don’t mind them so much in this image as there’s quite a few of them so it makes a nice pattern, maybe…and they help to frame the pretty outhouse!
I think I’ll make neighbourhood rambling a regular thing, I’m quite bored of Aberdeen so it’ll be good to find some beauty in it. If anyone wants to join me on my ramblings so I can take pictures of you beside pretty brick walls, please let me know!