Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rural Roams: Portugal

The male twin started off his summer vacation with a spur of the moment trip to Portugal. 
Again.
Some kids have all the luck. 
What's a mom to do when she gets left behind? 
Why send the kid with a camera and tell him to take lots of pictures.
I spoke to him after a week in to his stay and he hadn't remembered to take his camera with him on any ventures. So I did what any mom would do and told him no pictures, no chickens. 
That must have done the trick because he took the above photo just for me because I 'like old things and this is old".
Lucky for me everything in Portugal is old and yes, almost every building has a clay roof. 
I've had so much fun editing his photos it's almost as good as going there myself. 
Okay not really. He took some great pictures but they can't replace the wonderful seafood. I put in an order for a photo of the fish market; it's absolutely incredible.
And all I got was this picture of sardines. Have you ever had sardines from a can? They don't taste anything like these. They're cooked whole, over an open fire and then eaten entirely whole. Well, you could if you wanted to, I guess, but I prefer to skip the head and tail. I had you there didn't I?
Fruit bokeh. The kid's a genius.
And there you have it. All images in this post are of Porto, taken by the male twin, aka rural revival jr.

We hope you've enjoyed another Rural Roams segment. It's not exactly in our backyard but still worth a peek.


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18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! fruit bokeh... :)

Gardener in the Distance said...

Backyard or not, Andrea, Portugal's one of only a handful of countries I'd really like to get to, so seeing these keeps my dream alive.

Deb said...

What a gorgeous place! Good photos too Jr.

nat said...

Fun set of pics!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

The male twin has a future in photography -great shots! Two different colleagues went to Portugal this summer and I'm looking forward to hearing about their trips when school starts. Lucky boy!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

love love love these pictures!

Anika said...

LOVE these!! How beautiful!
The streets resemble San Francisco, CA but the buildings and rooftops are something of their own...so so pretty. Putting it on the list of places to see!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

"fruit bokeh" Crack.Me.Up! Enchanting photos Andrea. The Male Twin done good!

fjällripan said...

Wonderful photos and a great post! It make me want to visit Portugal. :)

MarieElizabeth said...

What a great trip, thanks for sharing!

camp and cottage living said...

He's doing a great job with the photos. What a lucky guy!
We had a Portugeuse customer that went home every August and if I remember right he said that there was a time in the summer when the whole country shuts down practically for vacation. I don't know how that could work, but that's what he told us!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Ha! Fruit bokeh. Very sweet. Hope he had a great time!!

MJ said...

I can't tell you the wanderlust these pictures stir up inside of me!!! He took wonderful pictures and I hope he had a marvelous time :). So....who does he take after more creatively hmmm???

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

WOW! I love all the photos your kid took! Lucky you.
Very talented like mom. Why do our kids get to travel and we get to stay home? My daughter was in Africa last month. At least we got some great photos out of the deal!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I think Male Twin has TALENT!!! That boy is good...he's got a great eye. I feel sorry for you being left behind...but I guess this is your time to 'play'...so enjoy it while you can! ;)
Maura :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

Incredible!! I love the fruit bokeh too. Give the kid his chickens now, please. He's earned them, and then some :) -Tammy

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

The pic with colorful old buildings, laundry hung out and the modern cube! Wow! Love it. So many dimensions to it.
Tell the male twin along with horsemanship as a hobby, he also has established an eye for photography!
xo, misha
LYLAS!

p.s. annie is sending a chicken...

Rose said...

I did enjoy this...