Last Thursday, June 3rd, was the Christian feast of Corpus Christi. In Portugal this is a bank holiday, and in many places it is celebrated by a procession through the streets along which has been laid a ‘floral carpet’. Here in Góis this tradition is still observed, and draws many participants, including the local band. This year we were enjoying a hot sunny afternoon, and although the river was inviting, still many chose to follow the procession from the church and through the old part of town, where the traffic was off limits, and a carpet of leaves and flowers had been strewn along the centre of the street. Quickly cleared away afterwards, petals still linger even a week later as a reminder of this occasion of colour and music and ceremony, that continues to have resonance in many hearts.