Monday, January 4, 2010

Rainbows, Reptiles and the Retreat Center

This morning we walked outside to see this, our first rainbow in Portugal.

Quite a great reminder after days of intermittent rain (but thankfully not too cold!). The end of the rainbow in a field down the way:

We also had a run-in with an enormous reptile--well, the biggest frog I'd seen on this side of the ocean outside of a zoo! My husband put him in a flower bed by the street, but he made a quick run back towards our house! I was trying to anticipate his fast gate, thus the off centered picture! Nevertheless, he has a new home (we hope) in the park next door, rather than our entry way.

Next, we were down at the missionary houses, looking to see what the proposed paint colors looked like. The colors are not exact in the picture (more brown and gray than yellow and green), but we both felt these two were a little dark with the terra cotta floors.

The upstairs room colors were better I think--here with the laminate flooring. What do you think?


  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. Thanks Alena! It's great to get comments!



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