New season, new life!

Last week I’ve spent a lot of time in our backyard were I also have a small garden. I was enjoying in a summer heat but the plants not so much. So while I was watering I noticed I have more company than usually.

There are two bird families with offsprings which have their runway in our backyard. I specially like the little blackbirds (I think it’s them) who are observing me at work and are trying to be unnoticed.

These little birds just learning to fly reminded me that we are still in spring and that 30°C in Covilhã are not really summer heat. The hot days are yet to come!


New start!

Serra da Estrela with Sunshine

Serra da Estrela with sunshine

After a long winter, spring has come to Covilhã! This year the start was specially hot and it felt so good wear just T-shirt instead of the usual ten layers of clothes. It was just to good.


Cherry blossom in the courtyard

Cherry blossom in the courtyard

Apparently it was too much summer for my body that expected some spring first. I caught a cold and spent a week in bed, observing the summer through the window. Now the spring and rain are back and so am I.


Pues la vida siempre te dará

Un camino, unico a ti

Con tiempo verás

Con tiempo verás

Aunque tengas preguntas

Sigues continuando,




St. Valentine has the keys to roots


St. Valentine has the key to roots

St. Valentine has the key to roots

In Slovenian folk tradition, St. Valentine was the first harbinger of spring. There is the proverb that says, “Saint Valentine has the keys to roots.”

14th February is traditionally the day when plants start to grow and when the first work in the fields and in the vineyards begins. It is the day when the nature starts to wake in spring.