Victory

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Victory

Migratory birds flying over my house

There are two well-supported and complementary explanations for why birds fly in V formation. One is to conserve energy by taking advantage of the upwash vortex fields created by the wings of the birds in front. The other is to facilitate orientation and communication among the birds.

I love the last explanation. It makes me think of understanding, respect, harmony, peace, acceptance and freedom.

If you want to find out more about migratory birds check it out here ( http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-migratory-birds-fl/)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Victory.”

Portuguese Treat

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”

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If you ever come to Portugal you must try this delicious treat: pastel de nata.

It’s a very simple custard tart but a symbol of our country’s pastry abroad. You can eat them hot sprinkled with cinnamon with an espresso. 

I’ve read that it is sold in cities around the world like London or Shangai.

It is believed that pastel de nata was created by the monks of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Around 1837 they were struggling with financial difficulties and they started to sell to the public these amazing treats!

Happy Place

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”

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” In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invencible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger-something better, pushing right back.”

Albert Camus