Exposure to nature not only makes me feel better emotionally, it contributes to my physical wellbeing. Portugal’s nature is incredible and you think I would be used to it by now but I am not. I am surprised on almost a daily basis. I love the wildlife especially the birds, butterflies and bees, the sun, animals, amazing forests, trees, greenery, landscapes, waterfalls, sunsets, stars, rocks, caves, beaches, natural streams, the sky, cloud formations and the rainbows that follow the rain and even the weeds are pretty. I love not only the views but the smells and country air that hits my face during a hike up the hill and the sounds of the birds waking me up each morning or sea crashing against the rocks. Nature is one big enjoyable sensory overload. I hate wearing shoes and socks as I enjoy the feel of grass, warm sand and the sea beneath my feet. This post is all about nature and photos from Portugal. I will update regularly with all my amazing treasures of nature. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. A lot of people are currently talking about back to ‘normal’ or back to ‘nature’. For me it will always be back to nature.

Here are a couple of wonders that are growing out of the side of our wall. Weird how you can love and cherish and tend to seeds and encourage them on their journey to grow into beautiful plants then these plants just grow out of the side of our wall with no effort or looking after at all. It does make me smile, natural beauties of Portugal.

Here is a tiny frog I found in a rock pool at Avo river beach, I named him Freddy.

Serra de Estrela

Peneda-Gerês National Park

Douro Valley