Tag Archives: Clouds

Missing Gold Coast

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I still dream of waking up to the sun’s caress on my face, of home-cooked meals and wine and cider…

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I miss looking out at the beguiling sea, with its blue-green waters gathering together to create frothy waves that tirelessly kiss the shores…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Until we meet again, my beautiful side of somewhere. 🙂

Cottony Clouds over my Paradisaical Workplace

While out on my morning walk/jog, I chanced on this view and couldn’t help but marvel at the cloud-filled sky.

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Usually, our skies are just shades of blue with a scattering of cottony clouds here and there.

Here’s a zoomed-in shot.

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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.

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On my way back to my room, my view of a cloud-filled sky was just as pronounced from the back lobby.

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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.

Today’s Sunset, April 08, 2014

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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.

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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.

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Photos taken in Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Mactan, Cebu.