Blue frieze but we are not freezing!

Do hope you are having as much fun as I am on this great square adventure. For me it has been a wonderful excuse to look through the hundreds of photographs I took earlier this year in Portugal, and also a wonderful distraction from work and life this month. Thank you all so much for your wonderful contributions and comments. And also for your patience with my replies, pingback okays and the first gallery.

I thought this morning I would share another gorgeous Algarvian blue sky. It really was this blue, but it wasn’t just the glorious sky that caught my eye back in April. If you look carefully there’s a door especially for Norm and his Thursday Doors. And I also spotted quite a few blues in the frieze, yup even back then I was thinking of this challenge!

Well in Blue

I also thought today, a third of our way into the month, I would remind everyone of the theme and rules, but before I do here is a picture of a bigger door for Norm and the complete frieze, with a man in blue, for my blue square gang! Continue reading

Farewell Daily Post, hello Rooves!

If you are feeling somewhat bereft by the Daily Post news and the loss of weekly photo challenges and daily prompts then I may have a little something to help as tomorrow the daily square challenge begins.Roof of an acqueduct

And it keeps going until Saturday 30th June, by which time (hopefully) we will all have adjusted to a life without the Daily Post. Many of you know all there is to know about the daily square challenge which appears once a quarter, but just in case this is your first time here are the rules. Continue reading

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge

This week Cee is asking us to think in black and while for things that start with the letter B or W. Of course being out here in the Algarve my head immediately thought of birds, after all that it what I photograph most of the time. I decided though to do something different today and as I was scrolling through my photos I came across these.

Above the western gateway

My ‘thing’ of course begins will B. The bell above and the others in this post can all be found in Faro.   Continue reading