I still dream of waking up to the sun’s caress on my face, of home-cooked meals and wine and cider…
I miss looking out at the beguiling sea, with its blue-green waters gathering together to create frothy waves that tirelessly kiss the shores…
I yearn to again be distracted from my reading or writing by the stunning Gold Coast skyline metamorphosing from a canvas of blue and white to a painted masterpiece of pink and purple and orange and gold…
I so miss my do-nothing days, my reverie occasionally broken by quiet conversations, or the sight of cottony clouds, dramatic moonrises, and captivating crepuscular rays…
These – and the sound of the crashing waves, the scent of oranges and peeled lemons, and the freeing feeling of being disconnected from a fast-paced world – I miss but am glad to have committed to memory.
Until we meet again, my beautiful side of somewhere. 🙂
While out on my morning walk/jog, I chanced on this view and couldn’t help but marvel at the cloud-filled sky.
Usually, our skies are just shades of blue with a scattering of cottony clouds here and there.
Here’s a zoomed-in shot.
I actually had to wade into the waters to take the above, but I had no regrets. The scenery looked so pretty! I even stopped my morning routine and just lounged around while enjoying the serene views.
This one’s taken on the roadway fronting Galapagos Beach. The clouds here weren’t so defined, but I loved how the palm trees reflected on the still lagoon waters.
On my way back to my room, my view of a cloud-filled sky was just as pronounced from the back lobby.
Photos taken at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which by the way is now my favorite mobile camera because it takes photos in wider angles than my iPhone 6.
They say it’s always sunny above the clouds, and this came to mind when I chanced upon this spectacular sight on a recent trip to Manila.
And so even when dark clouds hover over me, I remain hopeful. There is, after all, a silver lining to every cloud. And yes, clouds can obscure the sun, but it can never negate it.
A beautiful sunrise from my side of the world.
I love how this photo’s many shades of blue kindle a feeling of calm in me.
Photo taken in Plantation Bay Resort and Spa’s Galapagos Beach.
I feel grateful that even when it had been such a busy day, when I left my table to take a call, I was greeted by the beautiful view of a very colorful sky against the sun sinking over the horizon.
Cradling my mobile phone on one ear, I went back to my table and got my camera from my bag so I could take more photos. Talk about multi-tasking as I was able to fiddle with my camera’s settings and take this shot while I was on the phone.
I love sunsets (and sunrises too). There’s something calming about the colorful sky especially when it is reflected by calm waters, like the scenes in these photos.
Photos taken in Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Mactan, Cebu.