Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A pleasant task / Uma tarefa agradável


Judging from the picture, it seems that the Sunday lunch was pretty good for this group of creatures and, being so, better enjoy the calm of a hot afternoon to recover forces by means of a good nap... This is a "task" which appeal is hard to resist - at least given my own wide experience - and how good it may be to do it on the porch of one of these beautiful houses of the Douro wine region, in such pleasant company. A chance that must be taken, because the grape harvest season is approaching, and then there won't be a minute to practice this noble art.
A julgar pela imagem, parece que o almoço de Domingo caiu bem a este grupo de criaturas e, a ser assim, mais vale aproveitar a calmaria da tarde quente para repor as forças através de uma boa sesta... Esta é uma "tarefa" sempre apelativa a que é difícil resistir - pelo menos a avaliar pela minha própria e larga experiência - e que bem saberá executá-la no alpendre de uma destas belas casas do Douro vinhateiro, em tão agradável companhia. Haverá que aproveitar, porque já não falta muito para a época das vindimas, e então não sobrará um minuto para exercer esta nobre arte.
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5 comments:

glorv1 said...

Yes it must have been a great lunch. Even the cook is laying down to nap. How peaceful they all look. I wonder what they had for lunch? :D Great painting.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I'm not sure what they had for lunch but there's plenty of choice as you can see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_cuisine
After such a meal, a good nap is almost mandatory :)))

glorv1 said...

Yes, I went to Wikpedia and read a little about Portuguese cuisine and got very hungry. I like the foods and yes, one would need a nap after such great food. Thanks for the info.

Villager said...

Isto e' o que acontece depois de um Cozido a' Portuguesa regado com vinho do Douro...

Paulo J. Mendes said...

A good meal with Portuguese food & wine ask definitely for a good nap after it, Gloria :)

Amigo Villager, essa é a receita certa para uma boa sesta :)