Sunday, June 24, 2012

Felting Class in Portugal- Our "Environs"

Our host, Eelco, showing us some 'neighborly' insects.


How would you like to be greeted by this view each morning?!?


A wooden outdoor stage is used during the Angel Art Festival.

This foxglove was found growing between the granite steps of the amphitheater.

We successfully used the foliage of this chestnut tree... some of our 'eco-dyeing' experiments.

Fragrance and color were virtually everywhere we looked...

...and flavor, too, since yummy, ripe cherries were always within reach!


Large granite boulders and broom straw dot the landscape in this view.

We started off the week with a tour of the organic farm where our classes were held...

...and many of us were quite surprised at its diversity.

Learning about the owners' philosophy and the hard work required to create this marvelous, artist-friendly space...

...gave me a better appreciation of our unique surroundings.

You'll see some of these leaves and plants again, later...

...when I share some of our 'eco-dyeing' experiments.

Next time: cute animal photos!! :)

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Rachel said...

That's a cracker of a view!

Heather Woollove said...

So true, Rachel!! My home view is so much less satisfying! :(

FeltersJourney said...

What an amazing place! You can feel the tranquility through the photos

Voie de Vie said...

While I'm incredibly fortunate to say I have a rival view (!), I still don't have quite that diverse a plant surrounding. I can almost smell it through my monitor.

Can't wait for the cute animals!

Heather Woollove said...'s SO peaceful there!
Denise--You lucky girl, you!! (I promise one adorable kitteh for you next time!!) :) XXO-