In a way, Brazil is my second home. All of my husband’s family lives there, and we visit them about once a year for a few weeks. I am very fortunate to have in-laws who are loving and generous and who have always welcomed me as part of the family. When we visit, we spend most of our time at my sister-in-law’s house in rural Brazil, in a small city called Bragança Paulista, and I always take lots of photos because all the little things are beautiful to me.
I happened to notice that the theme for #FriFotos this week on Twitter is “homes” and I realized that this was the perfect opportunity to finally use my photos of daily life at a home in Brazil. When I think about “home” in Brazil, these are the images that come to mind:
One of my favorite pastimes there: watching for the toucan couple that come to the yard in the early morning and late afternoon
The toucans at dusk, taken from the kitchen window
My son adores his cousins. They play all day, every day.
A cat in the hammock with me = bliss
Flying paper airplanes
The owls that live in the ground across the street
We usually go in winter, which means lots of citrus from the yard
Deep-fried balls of cod with mashed potatoes and fresh herbs
The kids have a blast feeding the chickens and turtles and chasing the rooster.
Relaxing in the hammock is a weekend pleasure
The walk around the lake behind the house
One of the papaya trees in the yard
Traditional, colorful Brazilan ceramics–this one is an image from the “Bumba Meu Boi” festivals from Northeastern Brazil
Drinking coconut water after getting the coconuts from the yard
My husband’s favorite Brazilian fruit, jabuticaba
The holy spirit that protects the house
My son was so excited to celebrate his birthday in Brazil
Looking for tadpoles in the lake behind the house
Two kinds of cod with potatoes, peppers, olives, and onions, rice, and freshly roasted cashews for an outdoor Sunday lunch
What do you imagine home in Brazil is like? Of course, there are many, many different types, and this is just one! But I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into what home is like for my in-laws. For more posts about Brazil, check out the Brazil category.