An abandoned house in Oliveira do Bairro, 2 December 2021

This house opposite the post office in Oliveira has been abandoned for decades. On the front someone has stencilled, ‘they have guns, but we have flowers,’ a reference to the 1974 carnation revolution in Portugal that overthrew the fascist government.

Cloudscapes, 23 October 2021

It’s a day of lovely wispy clouds today, but unusually these are almost perfectly straight lines, which I have never seen before.  With the sun behind such a hazy sky, it was almost inevitable that there was also a large halo around the sun, which was quite spectacular.