It was worth crossing the Atlantic to reach the amazing Azores. Just ask this little cheeper!
The islands are like a fantastic jungle garden of Eden.
Check out the trees,
The islands are volcanic and verdant.
Definitely worth croaking about!
It is especially nice visiting paradise when people are happy to see you!
There are vibrant towns with arts & culture just waiting for you to explore~
These historic islands are part of Portugal and have old European charm.
Cheers to you from the amazing Azores~
(Please excuse my being out of touch. Wifi is still hard to come by.)
Beautiful bird! 🙂
He is and he hopped right over to me! 🙂
He likes you. I love animals.
The bird is sooo cute. He looks like he is made up of different parts from various birds all put together. Is the dinosaur on the building and the “Not Sure You Understood It” meant to imply we don’t get we’re causing our own extinction? Hope you’re having a fabulous time.
He does look like a birdie amalgamation, but he’s a baby! 🙂
I’m sure he will be quite elegant when he is all grown up. For now he is one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen. Especially for a birdie.
Funny, I just came back to say your interpretation of the Dino art is beautiful!
Amazing shots. Enjoy yourself. 🙂
Your photographs are lovely, Cindy. 🙂
You are more Ranu!
Fantastic set of photos, Cindy!
Je suis admirative ! très belles photos ! merci du partage 🙂
Love those shots and birds and trees, too. Sounds exciting and fun exploring it all.
The Azores are simply astounding!
Your trip looks more amazing than mine. I saw herds of buffalo today.
I so love Buffalo and all the places they roam! Love you too Carol, enjoy!
Fabulous photographs. Adorable sweet bird:) Thank you.
Awww,thank you more my friend!
Oh, I so love Buffalo and all the places they roam!
You have the best eye for photography, Cindy. I just love them. What a fabulous trip you’re (we’re) having! LOL! Enjoy yourselves and be safe! 🙂
You have no idea how much I enjoy traveling with you Linda!
What a place…beautiful photos. Enjoy 🙂
Looks like paradise for sure. What’s up with the robin? Molting?
I think he is a baby, not fully fledged. I don’t have enough access to wifi to be sure though. He has a blue tummy, yellow bottom, and gray back. Do you know what he is?
I did a search of Azores birds, but found nothing similar. I think it looks like a European robin.
You so far have never been wrong! Thanks for doing the search while I cannot! <3
They are stunning! It looks wonderful there.
It really is a wonderful, no stress, paradise!
Love this pic. Isn’t he darling….
I’ve always like the sound to he Azores. Looks great. Enjoy you trip. 🙂
It has always been this mystery place to me that I wanted to see, but it was so far away…..
Oh I just adore the bird. What a fluffy underbelly! <3 And the serpentine tree roots are awe-inspiring. I'll be the sounds of nature out there are just as beautiful as the sight. The buildings, especially in the last photo, have a real beauty to them as well. I like how they seem to stretch from this perspective! Have a great time Cindy! <3 ~Lynn
Yes, I love all the same things you do Lynn! I didn’t want to overload with photos but the islands are pristine, clean, with pretty little towns, amazing flora & fauna and the ocean at your doorstep. Paradise!
That tiny specimen of a bird is enchanting.
Like a Dr. Suess bird! 🙂
Sweet little bird. 🙂 The trees are so fascinating, especially the second photo. Thank you for the beautiful tour, Cindy! 🙂 Happy travel. <3
Thank you Amy & be well my friend!
Gorgeous! I’d love to go there!
I hope you do! You will fall in love~
Ah a place I would like to visit too but not by boat. Plenty of whale watching? Are you going to arrive in Portugal mainland? Bom Viaje.
Yes, there are sperm whales and Blue Whales. We have seen the blues! Portugal mainland is set for next year after seeing this, we want to see more!!
Ahh so then we should liaise as have our flat near Tavira on the Eastern Algarve. Enjoy and wow would love to see the Blues.
That is a deal that I am looking forward too! <3 <3
As always LOVE the pics!
So glad & cheers to you!
Wow looks like a beautiful,place to visit! Wonderful charm!!
Clean, picturesque and right in the Atlantic ocean!
stunning photos 🙂
Oh, wow!! What gorgeous photos!! and I just adore that little bird!!! <3 🙂
He just hopped all around me! I was charmed of course! 🙂
Yes <3 that is charming 🙂
Amazingly beautiful photos…stunning and rich in color and detail
So pleased & grateful!
OOOO WOW Cindy!! That’s amazing photos! I want to go 🙂
You will fall in love with the place! We have~
Beautiful photos! I’m glad you are having a wonderful time!
Thank you & cheers to you too!
Looks a fascinating place Cindy, look forward to seeing more of it! RH
I really didn’t post enough of my photos to do the islands justice. There are thermal pools, lakes, volcanos, and beautiful clean, small towns, and nine islands!
Awesome! Looks very interesting.
Most interesting & cheers to you!
Wonderful photos! Looks like and amazing place and the bird is adorable. 🙂
Thank you and the birdie was darn cute!
It is indeed & thank you!
The amazing Azores indeed, this place looks almost surreal and as you say a good look at what the Garden of Eden may be appeared ~ wonderful photos and great to see you are enjoying your trip. Safe travels.
We keep scratching our heads, wondering why we hadn’t been here before! It is remarkably lovlely~
Last time I was in the Azores was 1966! I was 24 – and I think Tiberias was Emperor!
Wow! I wonder how much it has changed? It is so lovely!
What a brilliant share…
What a lovely comment! 🙂
Lush images…I especially like the one with the gate! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you more for appreciating!
Really amazing – first I thought, you`ve been in a jungle.
It is verdant and green with lots of moisture, but more like Switzerland with tropical plants! 🙂
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I am grateful for your kindness my friend!
Excellent captured… 🙂
So kind & so appreciated!
Fantastic, loving seeing it through you lens Cindy
So happy you are still with me Pauline! <3
Enjoying the trip…
I love your photos!
Makes me very happy! Thank you~
Beautiful photos! Congratulations 🙂
Oh my, that frog seems to have unusually long hind legs – or is it just me 🙂 Well they’re surely to give it a gunge advantage in hopping about
Yes, very long legs and very powerful lungs! He made quite a racket!
I bet he did – I noticed his extraordinary qualities just by looking at the photo 🙂
Aww… that sweet little birdie and the amazing trees are breathtaking, Cindy 🙂 Pawkisses for a Sunny Sunday 🙂 <3
Hugs & cheers back to you! <3
You had me at that little bird, but then I kept scrolling, and it got better and better. Love those tree roots and the other scenes you’ve captured so beautifully!
Love that you are enjoying the sights with me my friend and all the best to you!
Just plain beautiful!
Ahhhhhh, so kind!
Hii Cindy…I am nominating you for the creative blogger award…hope you won’t mind…:):)
Amazing threes !
Stunning beauties aren’t they and there were sooooo many!!!
I always thought Bailey was a cat with good taste! 😉 😉
Oooooh! I am mesmerized. Your photos are absolutely amazing! So what’s new? I’m running out of words to describe them.
Ahhhh, you are such a good friend for almost three years now Dor! It wouldn’t be the same out here in the Azores without you!
Wow……. these are truly astonishing and amazing. I will probably share some of them in our June newsletter. Thanks so much for traveling so we can see scenes like these.
I am honored and so pleased that you enjoyed the gorgoues and protected ecosystems of the Azores! Cheers to you & thank you~
I added it to Sunday Wrap as one of my favorite posts of the week!
How lovely of you! The Azores are so remarkable and definitely worth conserving which Portugal seems to be doing a good job with. Thank you very much & cheers to you~
Some amazing roots there!
Amazing aren’t they!
¡Que maravilla de flora y fauna! Las Azores tienen una situación privilegiada con un buen clima y, además, conservan todo el sabor colonial. Siga disfrutando de este viaje tan interesante 🙂
Sí son un ecosistema protegido de forma unica y sorprendente. Gracias por entender! <3
Lovely bird..and I also I liked the picture of the tree with intricate roots… Your pics are always a treat to the eyes… 🙂
Your comment is pure kindness! <3
Amazing trip Cindy – love the images, the first is my favorite!
Who can resist that little cheeper! I certainly could not!
Such lovely scenery, Cindy! Enjoy your trip, and thank you for letting me tag along!!
I am pleased and privleged that you choose to Debbie! <3
These pictures are stunning, Cindy. The little bird is so cute. Wish you lot of adventures and joy.
All the best,
So kind and visa versa 2 U X 2 Hanna!
Your root-bound tree looks like a Mysore Fig such as this one I shot at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Ft. Myers FL: http://1drv.ms/1bqxFMK
Yes, it is, smart man & gorgeous pic too!
You always manage to delight us with the most brilliant, interesting photographs. Thank you.
Thank you more for the delightfully kind comment!
Beautiful photos as always Cindy, I especially love the one with the tree roots!
Isn’t that an amazing tree! There were lots of them!
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Thank you so much for your kind thoughtfulness!
Truly awesome photos.
So kind & so appreciated!
Lucky you, you are traveling again! what an interesting and amazing place to visit. I’ve been drawn to Portugal lately myself…
Yes! The Azores were our first taste of Portugal and we are already planning a return trip for next year. We want to see more!
You, by now, just be well past the Azores. The little bird is too cute to be real. Was this an adult or a nestling? Loved the old Spanish architecture, Cuz….., enjoy the journey ! 🙂
Yes, I am guessing he was not fully fledged. He was adorable and pretty darn tame. We have left the Azores and are in the North Atlantic, due to reach Ireland tomorrow! I will greet her for you cuz~
The little “Eden bird” is too cute! Fantastic capture! And the nature truly looks like jungle paradise. Thanks for this rare share 🙂
Just what I keep thinking, the more I see! 🙂
Love that word!
I am very glad that You visited Azores and presented so gorgeous photos. We visited there about ten years ago and this year Madeira, so the comparison between these two places was interesting.
So happy you had a chance to visit both! We have also and both are truly lovely, but I am head over heels with the Azores. Cheers to you & thank you too~
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Thank you Cindy! Island culture always seems so vibrant and alive as if the sea brings out the colour, light and beauty in everything and everyone. I so love the way you capture the essence of the places and beings in your photos!
Very kind and most appreciated dear friend! Be well & cheers to you~ <3 <3
Enchanting views ! I especially loved the exotic trees ! Your pictures are something I look forward to every week now ma’am. Thank you for sharing the incredible experience incredibly 🙂
Ahhhhh, thank you so much for this truly lovely comment and I am so pleased you enjoy my friend!
The trees are amazing!
Wise & wonderful beauties!
Wow, Cindy! Great photos. You’ve stirred up my wanderlust! I’m glad you get to travel and share such lovely photos. blessings, Brad
Travel is good, it enlarges one’s perspective!
I totally agree. 🙂
Lovely bird, and beautiful place!
So pleased you enjoyed Brenda and sure spring is now happily at your home!
Yes, we are embracing a new spring. Yeah!
Your photos certainly give us the flavor of the place. The forest pictures reminded me of the movie Labyrinth!
Loved that movie and the comparison your friend!
Amazing place! And very beautiful 🙂
Yes! This was exactly my reaction! Cheers to you & Wolfie~
Sometimes all I can say is WOW!
That is a wonderful comment!!!
That little robin (I presume he is a sort of Robin) is priceless. He looks like a miniature street fighter. The tree roots are something very special, in fact all your pictures look special. Thanks.
Laughing, he does, doesn’t he!!! Thank you for the lovely sentiments Hilary!
A very beautiful and enjoyable post Cindy, I love the trees and their long roots, the flora and fauna are captivating, you have certainly seen into the Garden of Eden.
A beautiful post that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Awwwwww, such truly kind and most appreciated sentiments! Thank you & cheers to you~ <3
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
Brilliant photos Cindy, thank you!
Thank you more for the oh so kind appreciation!
Cindy, glad you made It across. Beautiful images, very interesting, looks so serene. Hugs! Veraiconica
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It is such a picturesque place. Beautiful photos!
Very pleased you enjoyed & cheers to you~
Thank you & cheers to you!
Amazing photos as usual, Cindy. What a spectacular trip!
Thanks so much for sharing it with me!!
Looks like a beautiful place.
You can visit on a Transatlantic. It is well worth it!
A reason more to go Portugal
Yes, we are planning to go and spend more time there next year!