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BRAZIL

Governador Valadares - Minas Gerais - Brasil

Where we create our unique gemstone carvings
from natural quartz crystal and other stones..... 

and where we grow our family.

             

Nossa Garza

Rainbow in Rio --- 2010

The Source

Damian at the Source

Ibituruna Peak
 

 

Ancient Mound
 

Road to the Mines

 

O Garimpo
 

Skol Time

 

June Fest
 

Halloween
 

 

My Family
 

Lorena picking Acerolas
 

 

Acerolas
 

My Veggie Garden
 

 

Girassol
 

Amora -- Mulberry
 

 

Amoras
 

Lucas hauling grass
 

 

Lea, Lorena, and Hunter
 

Bougainvillea
 

 

Damian

Front Gate
 

 

Banana Pond
 

Pupunhas - Chontaduros

 

Papagaios in the Pupunha Palm
 

Our Macaco
 

 

Milho
 

Anús - Blackbirds
ah-NUUZ
thank you/ obrigado
 

 

Por du Sol

Krusty the King of the Chácara
 

 

The Mighty Hunter
 

 

 

Rio --- 2010

Rio de Janeiro
 

 

Corcovado
 

Lorena com coconut
 

 

Lucas tambem
 

Praia do Flamengo
 

 

Praia de Copacabana
 

Banana Bird
 

 

Banana Lover
 

Futbol Estrela
 

 

Lucas On the Ball
 

Os Campeôes de 2008
 

 

Good Sister

Brasilian Bride Fernanda
 

 

Ferreira Family

Quinn Family

 

Lorena and her Beautiful Cousins
 

Dressed for a Big Country Festa

 

Lorena Turns 18 !!!
 

My Beautiful Girl
 

 

Lorena and Cousin Poliana

Lorena Aglow
 

 

Lucas and his......Mommy

At the Ranch

 

Lucas and Tio Cerilo
 

At Home with the Calves
 

 

Lucas and His Cousin Layane

Christmas 2008 -- Lorena and cousin Marcela
 

 

Christmas 2008 -- Chocolate Cake
and vampire girl Amanda

 

Christmas 2008 -- Sibling Love

 

Christmas 2008 -- Proud Papa

 

Christmas 2008 -- Mamae Orgulhosa
 

 

Christmas 2008 -- Proud Parents

Christmas 2008 -- New Futbol for 2009 -- Gooooolllllll!!!
 

 

Christmas 2008 -- Lorena's New Bikini

Christmas 2008 -- Lea's New Digital Camera
 

 

Christmas 2008 -- Lucas' New Computer
 

Lawn Mowed
 

 

Blackbirds Feasting on Mowed Insects
 

Hunter's Noiva
 

 

Computer Cat
 

Churrasco gal w/ big knife
 

 

Moonset
 

Boy on Bike with Dog
 

 

Damian w/ Cunhada Vilma
 

Brasil wins 2002 World Cup!!!

 

Ronaldo Fenómeno scores winning goal against Germany
 

Cobra Verde --- Nao Mato Ela Porque é Boa

 

Lorena com Pumpkin
 

I Go Bananas

 

Diggin' It!
 

First Banana

   

Lorena w/ Açaí Palm
 

Little Helper

 

Meu Sobrinho Lorenzinho
May His Soul Rest in Peace

 

Red Leaf Tree
 

 

Fertilizing the Garden w/ Esterco (Manure)

Moon Over Palms
 

 

A Coruja
 

Gato Lindo
 

 

Garden Terraces (Patamares)

BEFORE

 

Garden Terraces (Patamares)

AFTER

 

 

Young Abóboras (Squash)
 

 

Abóboras Growing
 

Flor da Abóbora
 

 

Abóbora
 

Patamares

 

Baby Pumpkin

 

Just Picked
 

 

Backyard Imperial Palm and Cavalos
 

Alface (Lettuce)
 

 

Red Rosa in the Abóboras
 

Tomates
 

 

Tomates
 

Sept 10 Harvest
 

 

Saturday Sept 12 Harvest
 

Sunday Morning Sunrise
 

 

Freezing Freshly Picked Beefcake Tomatoes
 

Coqueiro Cheio
 

 

Coconuts

Maritacas/Parrots Feasting on Mulberries

 

October 3 Harvest
They just keep on coming!
400+ from 12 plants!
More ripening!
 

Lorena, Hunter, and Biscuit

 

Lucas Opening Coconut

 

Churrasco com Tomates
Barbecueing Beefcake Tomatoes
 

 

BBQ Chef Lea

Bougainvilleas w/ Yellow Acássia Imperial Tree

 

 

Cats on Stairs
 

First Brocolli of 2009

 

New Zealand Spinach
Seeds Courtesy of my Good Friend
John la Fargue
Mill Valley CA

 

Lorena Bathing Hunter
 

 

Hunter Bathing Lorena
 

Final Squash/Pumpkin Harvest of 2009
About 35% of our Total Squash safra
 

 

Happy Squasher

Pink Acassia Flower
 

 

Churrasco Fire
 

Mangoes
 

 

Mango Picker
 

Krusty Resting after the Daily Hunt
 

 

Garden Dressed in Mulch
 

Lucas Bagging Veggies
 

 

Pinha Fruit (Soursop)
 

New Pupunha Fruit Sprouting
 

 

Pupunha Babies (Chontaduritos)
 

Today Nov 29 is Lorena's 19th Birthday!
 

 

Krusty Rain Gazing

 

Lavando o Carro
 

 

Lucas Catches the Big Fish
 

Goin' Green!
View from Varanda
 

 

View from my Office

View from Stairwell
 

 

View from Kitchen
 

Flamboyán Tree
 

 

Weeping Willow

February 2010 Sunrise
 

 

Pupunha Nascer du Sol
 

Entrada com Palmeiras Imperiais
 

 

Hibiscus Flor
 

Rainbow over Pupunha Palms

 

Oferenda de Pimenta Brava
Hot Peppers Anyone?
 

Honest Day's Work
 

 

What's My Name?

Lucas' 11th Birthday -- 2006

 

Part of the Clan
 

Por du Sol
 

 

Pavao -- Peacock
 

Pupunha/Chontaduro Fruit

Alas! Too high to reach
 

 

Lua Crescente

 

Party in Brasil !
 

 

Suits on Siamese Quinns

 

Flower Children
2001
 

Lucas and a Huge Quartz Point
 

 

The Kiddies !
 

My little Devils
 

 

O Palhaço
 

Varanda de Paz

 

Exposiçao/County Fair/2001
 

Gurirí Espiritu Santo Beach

 

First Holy Communion
 

Marirí
 

 

Chacrona

Sacred Place

 

Lucas on Vine
 

Orchídea
 

 

Beija Flor

Rio Guaporé -- Rondônia
On the border w/ Bolivia

2000 Amazon Expedition
 

 

Damian Picking Açaí Berries

 

Embaúba Tree
Rondônia
 

 

Estrela na Selva

5 pm Moonpalm
 

 

A Piscina da Lea Chegou!

Carrying Her In

 

Digging the Burraco
 

Boss Supervising

 

Burraco Pronto
 

Which Fool Did This?
 

 

Setting Her Down

 

Cementing the Deck

 

Krusty's Pool
 

Pronto!
Now Awaiting the Sao Tomé Rock
 

 

Veggie Garden 2010
Ready for Planting

Pool Boy
 

 

Pool Girl
 

Lucas Beats Dad for First Swim
 

 

What Form!

Hunter Frolicking
 

 

Golden Visitors
 

May Sunset

 

Fan w/ Brasil Shades
 

Our Garza (Crane)
 

 

Laranjas
 

2010 Horta Beginning to Grow
 

   

Tree Lizard

First Pink Ipé Roxo Flores!
 

 

First Rabanetes da Horta 2010
 

 

Two Kites

Holland vs Spain 2010 World Cup

Photo taken in 2006 above our villa
 

2010 Garden Growing

Lettuce Transplants under Banana Leaves
and Black Netting
 

 

Enjoying the Piscina
 

Our Oranges
 

 

Vida Boa

The Spider and the Fly
 

 

Flor du Mulungí
 

 

Field of Corn -- The Early Days

Christmas 2010

 

Krusty Loves Christmas
 

La Pequeña Gabriela
 

 

Now in a Famous Museum
 

Pot o' Gold
 

 

Pool Cat Cleaner

Orange Picker
 

 

Sunday Afternoon
 

Vacuuming the Piscina
 

 

Colina Verde
 

Pink Acássia Tree
 

 

Yellow Breasted Warbler
Thinks He Owns This Acássia Imperial Tree
 

Quinn Family Christmas 2011
Lorena's Graduation in Moda-Fashion
 

 

The Great Flood of 2012 in Valadares

Cinco Patos no Muro
 

 

Acássia Imperial
 

Acerolas

 

Lucas Picking Acerolas

 

Maracujá Flor --- Passion Fruit

 

 

Quinn Family Christmas 2012

 

Maritakas (green parrots) Eating Guayabas

 

 

View From My Office
 

Coati - Our New Tenant
 

 

New Dog in Town
 

 

Little Monster

Dog and His Bone
 

 

Discovering the Aspersor

 

 

How'm I Gonna Water the Grass Now?

Damian's Birthday 2014

 

Brasil Beats Colombia - World Cup 2014
 

Acassia Imperial in Bloom

 

Flamboyan in Bloom

 

 

 

Chácara Tree Inventory
Tree - English Tree - Portuguese # type location
avocado abacate 2 fruit high orchard
ácaí palm ácaí palmeira 4 fruit var
yellow acassia acássia imperial 5 shade var
pink acassia acássia rosa 3 shade front
red acassia acássia vermelha 2 shade old lake hole
acerola acerola 2 fruit high orchard
red plum ameixa vermelha 3 fruit var
mulberry amora 10 fruit high wall
angico angico 2 shade front
apricot abricó 1 fruit high orchard
banana banana 30 fruit var
brasiliana brasiliana 1 shade front
cajá mango cajá manga 1 fruit low orchard
cashew cajú 2 fruit high orchard
cedar cedro 1 shade old lake hole
chestnut castanheira 2 shade back/side
cherry cerezeira 3 fruit/shade low orchard
weeping willow chorao mexicano 4 shade front
coconut palm coqueiro anao 9 fruit front
embaúba embaúba 3 shade front
fig figo 1 fruit high orchard
flamboyant flamboyán 1 shade front
guava goiaba 3 fruit high orchard/wall
graviola graviola 1 fruit high orchard
grapefruit toronja 1 fruit high orchard
ingá ingá 1 fruit high orchard
yellow ipé ipé amarelo 3 shade front
dwarf ipé ipé mirim 5 ornamental var
purple ipé ipé roxo 4 shade front
jabuticaba jabuticaba 1 fruit low orchard
jacaranda jacarandá mimosa 2 shade old lake hole
jambo jambo 4 fruit var
orange laranja 9 fruit both orchards
lichie lixia 2 fruit var
lemon limao 7 fruit both orchards
aden mango manga áden 4 fruit both orchards
pear mango manga pera 3 fruit front/side
tangerine mexirica 6 fruit both orchards
mulungí mulungí 1 ornamental front
imperial palm palmeira imperial 12 ornamental front/back
pau brasil pau brasil 3 shade front/back
pau ferro pau ferro 1 shade old lake hole
soursop pinha 1 fruit both orchards
pitanga pitanga 1 fruit high orchard
chontaduro palm pupunha 4 fruit front/back
quaresmeira quaresmeira 2 shade old lake hole
sansão do campo sansão do campo 1 ornamental wall
sibipiruna sibipiruna 3 shade old lake hole
unknown desconhecido 1 shade front
total trees 175    
total species 49    

 

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