Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A little getaway

I have been missing for a couple of days. Well not really. I went off on a little trip - I accompanied my husband on one of his job trips. Something I practically never do. But the weather has been so miserable here - raining all the time and so cold - that I just couldn't resist this trip. I think the pictures below are a pretty good explanation of why.







Thursday morning (it was pouring rain and 8°C) I got on a plane. When I got off the plane two hours later, it was blues skies, sunshine and 25°C. Location: Palma (de Mallorca), capital city of Mallorca, largest of the Balearic Islands (which belong to Spain) in the Mediterranean sea. A place with a long and colourful history (let me just mention: piracy!). It was just a short trip - just an extended weekend - but it was soooo lovely.
My husband had to work, but I had time to wander around the old quarter of the city, enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful architecture. I will share some more pictures in the next couple of days.

Now that I am home again, wouldn't you know that it's raining?

18 comments:

romantic decay said...

Nothing like blue skies, water, and green to lift the spirit. Great pictures!

Silke said...

Ah, that explains it! I am so glad you were having fun in the sun. I was just talking with my dad about Mallorca - his best friend lives in a gorgeous old Finca and my dad gets to visit regularly - lucky duck! These photos make me want to visit, too!! Love, Silke

mairedodd said...

i am so glad that you had a bit of a getwaway... what you have shown looks beautiful... wondering what your scouting eye found on your wanders!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

beautiful! and i did miss you, but glad you got to get away to someplace warm and beautiful : )

lilylovekin said...

I have missed you and wondered if you were ok. I'm glad you were off having a wonderful time. I've always wanted to visit there it looks beautiful. Glad you are back, sorry it is raining.

Judy said...

Oh my gosh....aren't you glad you went? Such a beautiful place!

Becky said...

Oh gorgeous,I just imagined I was there for a while oh and I had to face reality,hahah.Thanks for sharing!

Happy Wednesday!

Narrative jewelry said...

Happy to see you finally found the sun.
Your photos are just gorgeous, blue sky, water, orange tree, great week end for sure.
In western coasts of France, the week end was exactly the same, extremely hot and sun shining.

SummersStudio said...

Oh that looks so refreshing. It's good to get away like that every once in a while. Hope the sun comes out soon!

Esther said...

wow!! one of my dream is to go to Palmas!! now i'm sure::!! beautiful pictures:!

steufel said...

Ooooooooh, Renate, ich kriege Sehnsucht. Wir waren vergangenes Jahr in Fornalutx und wenn ich diese Bilder sehe, will ich einfach nur in den Flieger steigen. Palma und Umgebung ist so schön. Trotzdem schön, dass Du wieder da bist, habe Deine Posts vermisst:-)

LG Stefanie

Cindy said...

We missed you,Renate! But you went to a dream destination, oh you lucky one!!! You must have had such a wonderful, relaxing time. I'm looking forward to seeing more beautiful pictures.

Riki Schumacher said...

Wow Renate, just beautiful! I love it, lets all meet there! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my newest box, glad you like it. Take care, post more pics! hugs,Riki

Wanda said...

I think that was more than a little getaway...Beautiful photos!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Such excellent photos! So glad to hear that you were able to get away from the rain...too much is depressing

sharon said...

You lucky, lucky girl!! So glad you got to get away and get refreshed!! The pictures look magnificent!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Ahhhhhhh Hermanita!

Here I was beginning to be a bit concerned because we hadn't seen you for a few days! :) Now I see all is better then okay!!! Yeah for you!! There is nothing like a bit of sun, Mediterranean food,the lovely sites and smells of of the old quarters of an exotic land!!! I'm so glad you had a chance to throw off the cobwebs of winter along with finding a bit of inspiration you could take home with you!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Diane said...

Oh, how wonderful to get away to such a beautiful destination! Someplace I would love to visit...gorgeous gardens, water and architecture!
Thanks for sharing =)