Tag Archives: Nature

The Price of Beauty

Looking at its stunning setting by the Atlantic, and the cute little houses with rust-coloured roofs cropping out of a sea of greenery, you could easily believe that none could beat such outstanding beauty. And you would be right. Jardim … Continue reading

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Buried Secrets

The tranquil picture of an ancient tree by the pristine lake was suddenly shattered by two horrified screams. “Is that a hand?” Stan cried out. Dave replied brokenly, “Y…y…yes….But…but….how is that possible? We had buried him right proper, I could … Continue reading

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The Company Picnic

Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding It had been an ideal day for a picnic. The deep blue waters of the Mediterranean seemed to be merging with the blue sky as if they were finally consummating their holy union. The warm … Continue reading

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The Enemies of Progress

It was a war of ideologies, the future vs. the past. We wanted to take the world forward, worshiped only progress. Those antediluvian SOBs wanted us to remain mired in the glories of the past. The worst part was, they … Continue reading

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The Summer Carpet

I woke up at the crack of dawn as usual, hungry, grumpy, morose. The extended winter had not been kind to me and my family. The fields were frozen, and nothing could grow on them. All we could do was … Continue reading

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A Lazy Day in Prazeres #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

It was a foggy day, and the normally deep blue sea had merged seamlessly with the grey clouds and mist. In short, a perfect day for just lying in the blanket¬† and catching up on our reading, while drinking copious … Continue reading

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The Makeover of Prazeres #PortugalPlots #28DaysInPortugal

The highway was empty, as usual, and my car spoke with the wind as it breezed towards Prazeres. ¬† Prazeres, my village for forty years, means ‘Pleasures’ in Portuguese, and as I entered the village, I could see why. Flowers … Continue reading

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Madeira’ No. 1 School Goes on a Field Trip #PortugalPlots #28DaysinPortugal

The roll call was in full flow. Miss Beatriz, the dynamic Headmistress of the school always took great pride in their discipline. “Mariana?” “Present Miss.” “Miguel?” “Present Miss.” “Afonso?” “Present Miss.” “Are you seriously planning to go on the field … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Victors – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

When we first landed on the planet that its original inhabitants called Earth, we were surprised at the minimal level of resistance that we faced. When we had watched pirated copies of moving pictures like Independence Day and War of … Continue reading

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Plant People – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

I was on my way back home when I realized that a new family had moved into the neighborhood. Freshly painted house, huge glass windows, and a majestic wooden door, on which were hanging the most beautiful flowers I’d ever … Continue reading

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