Corga is so green now. Carpets of chickweed everywhere, wisps of plantain, mantles of mallow, extensions of wild calendulas, amounts of oxalis, ragweed and violets. And so many others. It's a balm to eyes and heart. Only the place where before rose our home is still naked, with exception of a few broad beans here [...]
Today i spent a few hours alone at Corga. I cleaned a lot. There is still so much to clean... We were always so careful not to let any plastic scatter away, don't leave any trash around, gather the wreckage brought from storms. How many years will go by and we'll still be finding small [...]
After some weeks of exile in Porto, we have (finally!) returned home. The mountain is as we left her: brown, black, sometimes golden - sepia - and speckled with small islands of green. Despite everything, how it is wonderful to be here! To breathe and to listen. The night time silence is really silent and [...]
Three months after, the physical memory of the escape, the distress, the fear, fades away in mists of the past. Only the idea of what was remains as clear and bright as ever. I close my eyes and see us sitting having breakfast, looking through the window; the great-tit that came to visit; the smell [...]
This is the beginning of a path of sharing and learning. Life at Quinta da Corga has changed a lot and so have we. ::: Este é o início de uma caminhada de partilha e aprendizagem. A vida na Quinta da Corga mudou muito e nós com ela.