Monday, June 20, 2011


Sometimes it's fun to daydream of life in another place and time.   
Not that I'm not happy with my life the way it is ... but sometimes daydreamin' is fun!
Here goes.
By the way, all the pics are from my recent travel in Portugal in the Douro Valley.

 I'll be watching for you as you come by train

waiting here in the coolness of the one room station

We'll stroll down the town's small main street

 And you'll chuckle at the thought of me in this small village
far removed from my once
comfortable life

We'll grab my car, the one you said was not my style

And begin our short journey to my home

 You will be surprised at its modesty

You always figured me for a girl in something like this,
but you had me figured wrong

I'll make us some coffee and we'll walk among my 
young vineyard

And I will tell you of my dreams of how my young grapes
will someday turn into a strong vineyard

and folks will come from around the world
to taste my fine port wine

and from this fine business that I have created

I will expand my small home
so family and friends will come and visit 

like you

And we'll stroll among the olive trees or
 cruise in my boat

But that is all to come
and the day will be drawing late, my friend,
so we will sit and have dinner
 talk and laugh
and sit in wonder 
of the 
beauty that surrounds us

In the morning, I will drive you back to the train station

and bid you goodbye
until the next time

Wasn't that fun!

What's your daydream?

PS.  No Portuguese grapes were injured in this daydream.


TexWisGirl said...

oh that was sweet. :)

Anonymous said...

Loved it! You're a natural storyteller!

Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I'll take that daydream anytime! With my recent Portuguese Festa weekends and your photos, I SO miss the Azores!

Kathy said...

See you soon!

Dianna said...

I just found you through Chillin' With Jill. I must say that, as soon as I saw your header, I added your blog to my favorites!
Looking forward to catching up on some of your previous posts.

Judy said...

OMG, I love this post.

Gail Dixon said...

Aw, what a nice daydream. Can I borrow yours? LOL Sounds divine. :)

T. Becque said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful daydream to me - thanks I needed that break!

Jill said...

Wonderful pictures and story. Thanks for reminding us all to take the time to daydream.

Ms. Becky said...

Oh most definitely that was FUN! what pleasure you've given me on this day, sharing your dream! I love that photo of the bicycle in your header too. and thanks for visiting my blog, it truly means a whole lot to me. I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Mary said...

Awww, you're killin' me! What was that movie? Under the Tuscan Sun? I know -- wrong country but same premise.

I wanna go there. :)

christina said...

hello there friend,
how beautiful it is here.
i love that train station... and the port wine. ; )

bon bon said...

you can bet i'd take you up on this offer if the dream ever comes true! ;o)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I LOVE your daydream, very nice indeed - great photos!

Tammy said...

What a glorious day dream! Nice pics too.

ELK said...

now that was a stunning trip of colors and beauty in the every day ..thanks for taking me along~

Lisa Gordon said...

Surely sounds perfect to me Reena!
Wonderful photographs!

Unknown said...

Did you like Portugal. I have never been there I'm always in Spain (no I have been in Madeira and it belongs to Portugal:) I think your day dream is also my day dream.

Evelyn said...

Thank your for the tour round Portugal ~ I've never been. It's a beautiful place and your photos are great!

S. Etole said...

love this!!! ticket in hand ...

Maureen said...

what a beautiful trip.
gorgeous photos of a spectacular place.
thanks for sharing, it was fun to imagine being along (especially for the wine :)

Les Barr said...

Looks to me like that was a nice place to see. Never had any thought of going to Portugal, but by your Images it looks great. I've been all over the Pacific while in the Navy, but never in Europe.