I fell in love with you just at first sight! Amazing how one could be so enthralled with your grandeur to muster courage and get closer to you. It was getting late yet Jaq, Imee and I were unmoved…we kept moving up, past meadows with bits of unmelted snow from the snowfall the day before, herd of sheep, more meadows and empty old wooden cabins up in the mountains.
We made it here– serene, the air cool and fresh and the VIEW, ahh, how awesome is that! The setting sun behind us casts that golden yellow color on to Matterhorn!
We made our descent back to Casa Vanessa, hesitantly though, before the sun fully set. Was it worth the climb? Definitely!
(post-processing assistance, credit to my husband Frayne Buhong)
I sat on the roof of the house with my Niko in hand as the sun starts to set, painting the horizon with shades of orange, red, yellow and gray. Back in the days, whenever my parents bring my siblings and I to Baguio City (Philippines) for our summer vacation, even up until I was in university, we get to enjoy the sunset here just from the garden. Not only is the sunset amazing each time, we enjoyed looking at the river below (which until now I am unsure which river that is) glistening with the fading rays of the setting sun and the glow of fishermen’s torches as they prepare to sail out to the South China Sea. With neighbors now aplenty, so are the number of structures around us. We then have to climb up the roof for that perfect view, unfortunately, no more fishermen’s torches in view.
Yesterday I successfully completed my 7-Day Nature-themed Photo Challenge on Facebook. It was, in a way, challenging, having to dig into your stock of photos as soon as you reach home from work and scamper to post it before the clock strikes 12 midnight. It was also fun especially when you find an image you have long forgotten having taken and actually be proud of it, more so when you need not have to do much post-processing.
As only a couple of you are my friends on Facebook, I would like to share these photographs to the rest of you with hopes that these would bring a smile to your face and joy in your heart. Comments are most welcome, too.
Day 1: Chasing the Sunset on My Birthday! — Sir Baniyas Island, Abu Dhabi
Day 2: Matterhorn dubbed as “toblerone mountain” on a sunny day after the snowfall. – Zermatt, Switzerland
Day 3: “Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.”– Bernard Meltzer – Zermatt, Switzerland
Day 4: My version of the Aurora Borealis! Soon, God-willing, I will get to see the real one! – Poblacion, Hungduan, Ifugao
Day 5: One day I got bored (ang tambay na-bore?), went for photowalk by the terraces and got this. Productive Boredom huh! Nabongyawan Rice Terraces – Poblacion, Hungduan, Ifugao
Day 6: The rainbow before the heavy downpour. – Laodicea, Denizli
Day 7: Boble Mid Bannawor! My solo trek of the Viewpoint-Bocos Trail.- Banaue, Ifugao