Spanish landscapes

As previously mentioned, a few Sundays ago we decided to lose ourselves in the Spanish countryside. Driving around gave us the chance to see some picture-perfect landscapes, that probably wouldn’t have been as nice had we planned this tour.

I’m currently reading a great book, and there’s a whole passage about how, having enormously positive and high expectations, the protagonist is rarely satisfied with anything that then occurs. She simply doesn’t like it because she had imagined the unimaginable and the unimaginable can never be real. Well, seldom, at most.

Anyway I was reading that passage and I thought back to our impromptu Sunday excursion and realised that what made it so special, what made it so inspiring was just that: the fact that we hadn’t planned it and hadn’t expected anything, so even the smallest beautiful thing was covered with a veil of pleasant surprise and so became amazing.

In the future I’m going to try and do that: notice the things I hadn’t expected, not read too much about a place beforehand, figure out what I really liked about a certain place or trip and if the element of unexpectedness was key.

And I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, some photos of the beautifully unexpected.














About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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