Posts Tagged ‘Close to Nature’

Just a quick post before I say “hello” properly. It’s been a long week and I miss you all. Enjoy the sunrise or the sunset wherever you may be.  May this inspire you though. Think of a peaceful and lovely Wednesday morning. Think of the beauty of nature. Think of all the possibilities ahead of you.


...cause I miss this place.

…cause I miss this place.


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Roxas Blvd.

This is Roxas Blvd. after the rain this morning. A moment caught on cam. And you’ll wonder what was that lone runner thinking while traversing the long highway? Where are those ships going to?

Silence is the language of the morning. And that beautiful drawing  up in the sky, it’s nature at its best.

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Sometimes a picture needs no words. It speaks for itself.

Sometimes a picture needs no words. It speaks for itself.

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Sorry guys, this blog is not about the blue moon. I went out for a while though to see it a few minutes ago but it was partially obscured by our neighbor’s house.

Back when my family was still staying in the province (grade school years, I think) I was always fascinated by the night sky. In the province, it is clearly seen with those twinkling stars that appear one by one.  In grade school our Science teacher would draw figures of the constellation and the planets and he would let us identify each one of them.  He would say the star Sirius is always the brightest and we should learn to identify the Orion’s belt which always points to Sirius. What fascinated me was the moon. When it’s full, it illuminates enough that my cousins and I would play in our front yard before going to sleep. And I seriously thought that the moon moved while we walked. It followed us everywhere.  It  will always hide its face among the trees and show its brightest when we reach the open fields. Such ignorant thoughts of the young.

When I was in high school, our trip back to the province was always welcome. I always looked forward to those nights that my siblings and I would arrange a mat on the grass and lie there while watching the stars at night. We would use kerosene lamps for light while eating boiled peanuts and exchanging  childish stories about ghosts and such.

I was surprised a few months ago when we asked Nate what he wanted to be when he grows up. And in his excited young voice he said, “astronaut”. I asked Nissa how it came about and she said that they watched a movie earlier in the week showing astronauts. One time, they left late during a visit, he looked at the sky and said “bye moon, bye stars”.   He used to be afraid of the sound of airplanes when he hears it but when he experienced riding on one last year during their five-day vacation in the South, he would always  look at the window when he hears an airplane passing by. Children learn more through experience, right?

By the way, Mr. Wiki says a blue moon happens when there are two full moons in a single calendar month.  I looked at the calendar and there are two full moons this month, last July 2nd and today.

Have you seen it yet?

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When the world lets you see its lovely face on a beautiful morning like this.

You are humbled, mesmerized, awed and dazzled.

When  the morning brings such beauty

before your eyes.

When the morning sun reflects its light

on these  lovely cotton candy clouds,

be thankful….it is enough!


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My dream of a place....Batanes!

My dream of a place….Batanes!

Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches.

Patience and faith.

One should be empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

(Big thanks to my friend Matt Velasco for sharing this photo. I enhanced it a bit and put some quotes in it from the beautiful book, Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh).

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My dwarf Pandakaki blooms.

My dwarf Pandakaki blooms.

It’s almost a week now since the rainy days started, three days in a row where all levels of classes in most schools  in Metro Manila and suburbs were suspended due to the inclement weather. Typhoon Egay left a few days ago but it was bold enough to leave monsoon rains in the metropolis. Typhoon Falcon entered the Philippine area of responsibility the other night. It didn’t make a landfall but dumped more rains and saturated the streets of Metro Manila. It’s still a bit dark outside and drizzling. Oh, can’t help but sip a hot cup of coffee (yes, my third cup for the week). And why am I even counting? I haven’t touched the brew for quite sometime, that’s why.

One finds beauty even on a dark rainy day. These tiny white blooms are just so lovely to ignore. They bring a bit of sunshine to an otherwise bleak morning.

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