Archive for the ‘Clouds’ Category
Yesterday was another busy day for me – doing never-ending household chores, preparing meals for the day and tending my small garden. I had to trim the carabao grass because I could no longer use the stepping-stones, they were almost covered with the fast-growing ground cover. I think I sweated a pint (this is no exaggeration) when I finished trimming the front of the garden. It was that kind of perfect weather, blue sky and a gentle breeze blowing softly and the dogs were happy because they had company. Then I looked up and saw these clouds rolling by as if they were late for a rendezvous. I couldn’t run fast enough to get my camera and take a few shots. See how quickly they move and change course.
I am a cloud-watcher. Since I was a child I have always been fascinated by clouds. I could not count the times I took shots of clouds and blogged about them. Next to my macro photos on flowers, clouds are my favorite subject.
Rabindranath Tagore described clouds beautifully when he said “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
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 »
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.
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.