Happy 50th Anniversary Of The First Moon Landing!

Yes, I know this post is actually now the day after, but I did take the shot just before 11:57pm so it counts!

I wasn’t born at the time, but I can only imagine the excitement of watching it live on TV 50 years ago. The moon fascinates me due to the fact that I can see it, but I know I’ll never get to go there.

It seemed only right that I took a shot on this important day.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Of The First Moon Landing NASA!
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Light Fades On The Fallen

I was convinced there would be a great sunset tonight and headed up on Eagle Ridge. For those that have been on one of my Free Nature Walks In The Algarve that includes Eagle Ridge will know where I mean!

Yet again, we have what appears to be a hazy cloud that arrives near the horizon at sunset spoiling the perfect Algarvian sunset, however, I stayed around to capture what colour there was in the sky.

The tree on the right is a Cork Oak and also the dead tree is too.

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Light Fades On The Fallen

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Purple Sunset From A Few Nights Ago

It’s looking like it may be a great sunset tonight which reminded me that I didn’t share a photo from a few nights ago.

I sat near a Cork Oak and waited until the moment the sky changed from orange to darkness and captured it with a purple haze giving a nice light. These colours within photos often look a little strange which I think is due to the fact that the sky only stays this colour for a very short time.

Purple Sunset In The Hills Of The Algarve
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The Tree Of Life

Sometimes photo opportunities come to you. I was sitting in the house shopping on Amazon for a new WiFi Router (my current one keeps playing up) when I looked out of the back terrace and could see the top of a nearby ridge with the trees silhouetted by the setting sun (Further explanation of the shot below the photo).

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Tree Of Life
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The Rain Has Saturated The Landacape

After no rain here in São Marcos da Serra for almost 6 months (last rained at the beginning of June), 2 days of Autumnal showers, sometimes heavy, have already transformed the landscape. A combination of the washing away of dust and a well needed drink for the wild trees and plants means they are looking very green already. Soon the grasses will start to grow and transform the hillsides of the Algarve.

I took this photo of an unharvested Cork Oak Tree in a small wooded area we are lucky to own. The cork is due for harvesting next summer where I’ll certainly document. 

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After the First Rain

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