That moment when the clouds hide the sun’s brilliance but then you know that in a while, the dazzling light would show its face and everything in your world would be right again. Life shadows are there to show us a promise of what is to come – maybe, something new to discover, to appreciate and admire.
Archive for the ‘Clouds’ Category
Posted in Clouds, journeys, photography, silence speaks, weekly photo challenge, Weekly Photo challenge: Foreshadow, tagged life, photography, Weekly Photo Challenge -Wordpress, Weekly Photo Challenge 2013, Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadows on August 3, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, journeys, life, Philippines, photography, silence speaks, weekly photo challenge, tagged Close to Nature, Closer to God, life, photography, silence speaks, thoughts, Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes on June 23, 2013 | 7 Comments »
I have always loved choosing a particular photo or several shots I took through the years that would depict my interpretation of the Weekly Photo Challenge and I love what WordPress has come up with this week, The World Through My Eyes. What a lovely subject to focus on. And I wish I could also try using more font choices here just to emphasize a post or make the blog look great. I digress.
Next to my garden shots (flowers and blooms mostly), clouds are my favorite subject. I am in awe of seeing cloud formations and always asks myself, “What secrets are you hiding? Are you happy just drifting and pouring your heart as rain when things get so heavy?”
Life sometimes is like a cloud. It is a never-ending process of discovery. There is always a bright floss cotton candy that you’ll see high above then all of a sudden, it changes its course and begins to darken. I admire the way it floats, heading somewhere beyond, then you get to ask again, “Is it also bright and sunny in your part of the world or are you enjoying the sudden summer rain drenching your feet in puddles and laughing your heart out like a child?”
Happiness sometimes is also fleeting, you shine one moment and cry the next. Then you’ll see a lovely rainbow slowly breaking in the horizon, amidst clouds and sunshine. And you hear the silence speaking to you softly whispering, God is near! And you smile because you are happy.
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, family, life, photography, tagged a bit of myself, Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, life, nature, photography, reflections, silence speaks on February 4, 2013 | 3 Comments »
One of my favorite subjects in photography – clouds. I love the mystery they evoke, what could be hiding behind those thick formations up there? I love watching them drift by. Then I remember a quote from Rabindranath Tagore, “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
And I do remember taking this shot more than two years ago when my kids and I went to the cemetery in our home province to visit Dad’s grave. Another sunset scene when the heart is so vulnerable it breaks into silent tears of goodbye.
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, guilty pleasures, inspiration, It's More Fun In the Philippines, life, Philippine beaches, Philippines, photography, reflections, silence speaks, tourist attraction, travel, tagged Capones Island, Close to Nature, Closer to God, life, nature, Philippines, photography, reflections, tourist attraction, travel on January 29, 2013 | 6 Comments »
♫♪♫♪On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you’ll see who you are
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star
You’ll feel part of every mountain, sea and shore
You can hear
From far and near
A word you’ve never, never heard before…
And on a clear day…On a clear day…
You can see forever…
And ever more…♪♪♫♪
I think I am having a LSS. That’s Capones Island located in San Antonio, Zambales. Someday, I would love to come back here and wait for the sunrise…maybe just greet the early morning with a smile.
Posted in blogging, Caleruega, Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, guilty pleasures, life, Philippines, photography, road trips, tourist attraction, trekking, weekly photo challenge, tagged Caleruega, Close to Nature, Closer to God, guilty pleasures, life, nature, Philippines, photography, Tanay, Weekly Photo Challenge -Wordpress, Weekly Photo Chllenge: Beyond on January 19, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Here are my own interpretations of what the word Beyond means to me in pictures. Come to think of it, I always look forward to this weekly photo challenge because somehow you get to look once more at some pictures which at the time you took were just pleasing to your eyes and senses. Sometimes though, they acquire a meaning and you wish you could capture the essence of each view and place you see.
Beyond this mountain is my provincial home which I haven’t visited in quite a while. My old memories of this places is tied up to the river running below this mountain where we used to catch fresh-water fish during the early parts of rainy months. And yes, the impromptu picnics beside the river and taking a long soak after. Fresh, unpolluted running water and lovely river stones that sometimes my cousins and I used to bring home for our Piko games.
The cool mountains of Tanay. I remember taking this shot three weeks after my six-sessions of chemotherapy ended. It was a kind of litmus test how far I can go without tiring myself after such a life-changing treatment. I miss this place, I hope someday I would be able to come back here.
What lies behind closed doors, do you know? Dreams! Pockets of happy days! Actually, I was fascinated by the stained-glass door. I seldom see this kind of window and door treatments except in places where they value old-age decor.
There is always something that fascinates me in discovering places and looking beyond. I took this in Caleruega, the hanging bridge was simply irresistible. And beyond this is a vast garden and an upward climb to a hill that gives a wonderful view of the Batulao mountains in Batangas. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.
How far can you go?
How far can your dreams reach reality?
How far can love bring you happiness?
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, Faith, photography, reflections, tagged a bit of myself, Closer to God, life, photography, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts on July 4, 2012 | 1 Comment »
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” - Albert Camus
I just need a little dose of this for tonight and clouds make me happy!
A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed… It feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons. ~Richard Bach
And it always gives me joy every time there is an opportunity to take a few shots. I love the mystery it possesses and the grandeur of life it always makes me feel. Clouds – you’re again hovering near!
I was actually trying to take some shots of the clouds one sunny afternoon at SCTEX on our way to Manila from Pangasinan, but the sun showing its almost perfect orb was just a bonus. I took these series of shots from the car, never even focusing on the subject properly. It tried to hide its face behind those thick clouds but its rays were still visible somehow.
Posted in Close to Nature, Closer to God, Clouds, guilty pleasures, Philippines, photography, tagged Close to Nature, Closer to God, life, Nature Tripping, Philippines, photography, postaday2011, Sierra Madre Mountains-Tanay, silence speaks on August 7, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore
The Sierra Madre Mountains of Tanay, Rizal. Took this shot last Dec. 27, 2009 – my first long trip after my last chemo! Nature-tripping is one of those things that I missed during the long months of treatment – the simple pleasure of enjoying the cool mountain breeze and just thanking God for the gift of health and wellness. Another chance to see clouds hovering above.