The old Gardener working in the Garden in Vila Franca do Campo. It was obvious he was too shy to be talking to us, and of course he couldn't speak english. I am sure he could have had a lot to tell about his life in this beautiful, hidden garden in the mountains.
To tend a garden is deep intimacy. Over time, a garden becomes a soulful space. Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.