Category Archives: journeys

Good Morning

It’s been a while  since I updated this blog. I am more focused on my main blog Dreams and Escapes updating it almost every day that I clearly forgot to update this site.

Good morning everyone!

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Regina Rosarii RICA

One of the best places we visited in  our road trips is Regina RICA in Tanay, Rizal. It is a place of prayer and worship and that 71-foot tall image of Mama Mary is one sure attraction of the place.

I love going on road trips. One learns a lot of things  when one visits religious sites like this.  Aside from the peace and quiet that it brings, it makes you think of your Maker and the wonderful life you have. Life is precious and it is more felt in those places where the lush green of the countryside abounds.

Regina Rosarii RICA

Merry Christmas

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A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!

Christmas – a celebration of Christ’s birth.

It’s that time of year when we feel a little nostalgic, remembering days of old, some Christmas celebrations from way back. It’s that time of the year when we remember old friends, even those we only see once in a while. It’s that time of year when family togetherness is what counts most in our celebration and I guess Noche Buena would be the loveliest meal of the day when you take time to prepare something for the whole family. There is that feeling of joy in one’s heart , a feeling of hope, a feeling of love.

One Moment In Time

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.  ~Ansel Adams

Can a camera truly capture a moment in time? I just could not resist WordPress’ topic for today because I love photography. I maybe an amateur in the field but one does not need to be that good behind a camera if you have a nice subject to freeze forever. You need a good eye though in capturing the essence of something as simple as a leaf or a bloom. In fact, I have another blog here which I called Colors, a collection of my earlier shots in various places on different subjects. I love to dabble in macro photography. There is something so wonderful about capturing minute details of a flower (my favorite subject) and seeing it as one perfect bloom, unblemished by the elements of nature.

And didn’t I say that it is an ongoing love affair for me? A few clicks here and there, knowing that in a spur of the moment, some scenes may change and you wish you had captured those cotton candy clouds or if you are lucky, a bird in solo flight. And what you have caught on film becomes a memory to treasure. Have you ever had that feeling of oneness with the whole world while looking at some photographs you took a few years back? Do you remember how the moment was?  Sometimes, it makes you smile. Yes, a camera can capture a moment in time.

If you are reading this, you can also visit my Colors blog, just click the above link I posted here. Thanks.

Another Day In Paradise

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Go ahead –

Find some quiet place and listen

to the silence

Feel the sun on your face

Savour the sound of the wind

See the distant roar of the sea

Absorb the beauty of another day.

Feeling Happy

 

Nissa and Nate at the beach

Nissa and Nate at the beach

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” ~Walt Whitman

The Solitary Man

He walks –

And his feet lead to the green door

He sees familiar sites

The rose arbor, the trellis he made before

He knocks –

And waits patiently

He asks himself

When did I  come here last?

He feels that sudden knot of fear

Regrets come late

Remorse is  an even bitter pill to swallow

Am I late, he asks?

The door opens

And he sees a stranger.

I am…..he says

Come in, the stranger answers.

The decor has changed

And the pictures are gone

Is this…..he could not go on

She died a year ago.

The stranger says.

She could have waited.

If you said you were coming back.

She could have told you.

She has never forgotten.

A decade –

Days and months of waiting

Even a loving heart

Sometimes feel tired

Even a  happy soul

Slowly dies….

And love, long after it’s neglected

Dies a natural death too.

He retraces his steps

And becomes

A solitary man

Once more.

 

Today’s Quote

 

Punta de Uian

Punta de Uian

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. It has
given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy.
~Hamlin Garland, McClure’s, February 1899

Misty

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This reminds me of those cold mornings I used to spend in the province.  Seeing the beauty of nature, pondering what life is all about, discovering things that evoke lovely memories of old.

It was a misty morning alright.

 

Chance

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Took this shot from a moving car in one of our road trips.  I rather like how the end of the tunnel was perfectly balanced on both sides and the blurred effect is just that…blurred 🙂 I guess, the distance and the speed worked.

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