Happy May

blooming aloe
a caterpillar
Infra and Cloud under olive trees
two bee-eaters
I did not only photograph wild flowers last month, but also my blooming aloes, a caterpillar, our blooming olive trees and several attempts at getting close to the couple of bee-eaters that have been around most of the month. My 300mm lense was not long enough or rather, I was not patient enough hiding under one of the olive trees under the wire for them to land.

A week of colors: fern

pool turned green
spearmint along the road
fraction of fern
Our pool turned green (it is so very hot here these days and the pool has been in use … a lot) and is being nursed now.
My youngest had found wild spearmint down our road and the cactuses have just been planted around husband’s observatory as the puppies liked to snack on the agapanthus and estrelizias I had there before.
The fern is being nursed too and is in the window sill on the terrasse so high up that puppies can not get to the leaves.

Francesca is hosting a Week of Colors. Have a look at her shades of fern.

Perpetual traveling

green lemon
I have traveled to many countries … and I have lived in a few of them, but Francesca asked in a comment yesterday where home is when you are an expat.

Hmm, I think the word expat is a bit controversial. To me it implies that I one day want to go “home”, but I left home many, many years ago and I have had many homes since.

My home and my base is where I live today. I will always be a newcomer/ foreigner/ not-one- of-them/ or whatever, wherever I should chose to live, also if I went back to live in my birth country again … and I am fine with this :)

Happy weekend everyone!