Monthly Archives: March 2016

Did You Say One Year?

Ah, I am a year old.  No, let me qualify that. WordPress says this  blog  has just celebrated its first birthday without me in it.  Last March 23, I received  another familiar notification from WordPress that says:

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You registered on one year ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

I am amazed.  A year is too short really. I started  this blog with one lone entry  a year ago just so I won’t have to rush making another one when my main blog has used up its allowed limit. I changed the theme and shortened each blog post but it is always accompanied  by photos. It was followed by a single post last May 01. It was six months later  when I finally customized it. I thought several times of changing the theme but I love its appearance and the header is just as lovely as the theme I use on my main blog.  I wanted a clean and uncluttered look.
Unlike when I was just starting with Dreams and Escapes (that was a hard start really because you never knew if somebody read your posts), this has earned 276 comments, 36 followers and a total of 3,313 hits. When you’re just starting with a new blog,  the stats counts a lot because it means they’re visiting  it.
To my new followers here and  to those who  leave  “comments” and “like” on some posts, thank you so much.




One day –

You would finally understand

the endless struggles

and the painful journey.

When you get to the end of the road

And you  finally see the light

welcoming you home,

you’ll smile and say,

I am blessed after all.

And you utter a silent prayer of thanks.

Someday –

There would be other places to explore

and  you know deep within

that you’ll be ready to journey again.

Silent Wednesday



We do not remember days, we remember the moments. – cesare pavese

A blessed Holy Wednesday to all.

When The Sea Meets The Sky

The Sea

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.”- anne morrow lindbergh

The silence, more palpable than it ever was before. The beauty that Nature brings.  I’ve always been in awe of these gifts – when you think of life,  grateful for the message that it brings. Sometimes, I wish I were nearer the sea and let my feet sink in the sand, listen to the sound of splashing waves and find maybe a  sea glass  or two to store in my jar of memories.


One Day At A Time


the serene pose

…and then you wish

you could be serene

like  this feline.

Is It Summer Yet?


IMG_20160312_105422Gosh it’s hot, really really hot outside. The sun bites the skin. In a few days it would be officially summer. One good thing about it though are the flowers that bloom in the garden. I took this photo early this morning.

It made me smile knowing other colorful blooms will follow, a perfect opportunity to practIce macrophotography.

How’s the weather at your end?



I waited for it to spread its wings

Positioning my camera nearer than allowed.

It was a waiting game for both of us

Did you say patience is a virtue?


Today’s Quote


FB_IMG_1457039691197 In every walk with Nature, one receives far more than he seeks. – john muir

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