It was, after five days of many people enjoying the place, a quiet day and the sun was out.
I was glad to see Monarch Butterflies feeding in the flowers in the morning
and the waves crashing on the cliffs.
The bees were also on the last of this year's Pride of Madeira flowers and neither the bees nor the butterflies seemed to mind me right in their midst... unlike
this little green hued hummingbird ( it is sipping from the flower on the right, if you enlarge you can see how much its light reflections match the sun on the green plants) who sensed me hiding behind a tree and flew off after one sip and my one photo when I walked down near the end of the day to see if the Monarchs were still feeding.
The afternoon light wasn't right for talking this picture...but I did.
And they still were, the butterflies, fluttering in the flowers...
as the last of the sun's rays lit the shore.