Friday, 25 November 2016

A Postcard A Day - Friday 25 Nov 2016 - Friday Smiles

Hello peeps! How are you all? 

I have some more photos of our little trip to the Parque Natural Cabo de Gata in south east Spain.
The temperatures there are milder than where we are. More importantly, it doesn't snow or freeze, so the plants that grow there are different to what we are used to. 

 Of course the Bougainvillia is the most spectacular. I would love one, but it dies at the first frost, so I can't have one!
 These short palm trees/shrubs are typical of the area and grow (in this case) on the beach.
 I have no idea what these are. In England we would call them rock plants. 

The town we camped at is called Carboneras. We were there ten years ago, when we used it as a base for a geological field trip. Well, it has improved immensely and is now a pleasant seaside town. One of the squares is named after Picasso and there was a mural depicting his different art styles:
I believe this is a self portrait.
And this is called 'Two women running on the beach' from his blue period.
I love street art and grafitti. I have a pinterest page with hundreds of great street art (have a look if you like that sort of thing:
This mural was really stunning.
Made in December 2013, the artist is Nauni, with the help of El Super, Paratas and Zoen. 
Now, I mustn't forget my postcard:
This is bound to put a smile on your face! It is a card from Colombia and the stamps are spectacular:
And now for some funnies as it is Friday and I want to link up with Annie at A Stitch in Time.
 And I usually link up with Virginia too at Rocking Your World Friday.
I hope you all have a very good week, keep smiling!
Blessings and hugs,


  1. Thanks for linking up with your smiles....believe me when I say I really need all I can get at the mo. The last photo really made me chuckle....looks a bit like my fabric stash. I love seeing how different the plants are in this wonderful world we live in Lisca so thanks for sharing your photos.
    Annie x

  2. Hi Lisca,
    Thanks for popping over, and love the Colombian post card, and well hoarding, that really takes the cake!! 😄
    Happy Smiles Day!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  3. Ah have a good weekend Lisca, loving your little trip - the blue skies and sunshine look fabulous - loving the Picasso artwork too - how fabulous to see it in person. Have a fantastic weekend and week ahead.


  4. Happy Friday Lisca, wonderful holiday photos and amazing street artwork. Yes you just want to give that little postcard girl a big hug. Love the 'funnies' - I also wonder what those things on the back of cars are about. Have a wonderful weekend cheers Robyn

  5. Super post Lisca. Really interesting and as usual a wonderful postcard. Isn't the little girl sweet? love her hat.
    Now I will know the reason why, if my house walls start cracking!
    Have a great weekend,
    jo x

  6. Love those photos from your trip....I didn't realise the climate in Spain was like in Australia, VERY varied, depending where you live:) We CAN grow bougainvillea here!!!

  7. Hi Lisca, brilliant photos, looks like you've been on your travels again. The crack in the house is something I do not want to see Lol! Hope you have a great Friday with lots more smiles. Angela xXx

  8. I am glad you had a nice time on the Cabo. I love it there. We drive through Carboneras quite often but we don't usually stop there, but it has certainly improved since our first visit.
    The little girl on your postcard is so sweet and I love her hat. Kate x