When we got back, it was late afternoon and I couldn't resist taking a few more springtime photos. This orange flower popped up among the blue-violet flowers I like so much.
When I arrived in Brazil, the pergola was covered in dormant rose vines, which are now leafing out and putting out a few red roses and tiny yellow clusters.
Playing with the focus adjustments. Roses are such good subjects!
Behind my little cottage up against the fence I spotted what I thought looked like a dark purple rose, so I went behind for a closer look, and sure enough, a purple rose, of a type I haven't seen before - a wild rose variety. Too bad they are against a barbed wire fence instead of a softer background, but it makes for an interesting contrast.
The lamps on the property are probably from the original date. I will have to ask whether these were converted from gas to electric. Gorgeous.
I don't enjoy the rain, but the clouds here are so beautiful afterward as the storm breaks up and blows away.