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"The postcard has changed again" - view from home

A dutch friend, ex-colleague from a Boston branch of a company I once worked for, came in for a visit once. He sat on our living room for quite a while watching the view, which he said was like a postcard.
One of my cousins on her first visit said she´d love to see it on a heavy rain day.
I prefer those uncertain days when it´s sunny with high clouds and spots of rain. The result may be a beatiful rainbow. Or a double one. It happend already.

John Carpenter´s "The fog"

Besides the rainbow days, I love to wake early in the morning on a foggy day, like the one in the photo. At far almost looks like a lake.


This happened in the Lisbon area for the first time in 52 years.
Lasted about an hour, but didn´t even touch the ground.
A few Km to the north on higher lands it covered the sides of the roads.

The room with the view

This is our living room.
Outside the window is our pool.
Inside, the fireplace is always burning in Winter.

Outside, at front

The water reaches above 30ºC in the summer. With a little help from our solar pannels, it reached 32 this summer. More would be too much.
Who wants to go out during the weekend? Not my kids!

Butterfly in our garden

Sweet lantanas attract nice visitors!

The cat

Our new cat, Tripé (= Tripod, 'cause she had the right front arm amputated. I found her about to die, run over by a car at the aprox age of 1.5 months)

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