Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

A tropical country has only two seasons; wet and dry or the summer and rainy days.  We don’t get to see a dramatic transition of these two seasons unlike in places where there are four.  Unless, these seasons bring forth more than what they should deliver.  Like when rains pour than normal, we experience flood and landslides which makes this gloomy season gloomier.  Or when the summer months scourge more than it should, we see drought and devastation of crops. Well, that’s a different kind of drama. Can you picture it? Maybe not at this time where I’m having a grand time enjoying this ‘season’.

So, in this week’s photo challenge I would like to focus on the season that we’ve deliberately added to our lives and everyone hopes it lasts year round.  It’s the season where everybody is joyful and hopeful of the great memories it could bring. It’s the season where families reunite, enemies reconcile and everyone sings a happy tune of lullabies.  The seasons which like tides makes people nicer and kind.  It’s the season that sends people to the malls to buy gifts not for themselves but for people everywhere. It’s the season that makes houses, trees and roads turns colorful and bright.  It’s the season that turns regular breads to fruit cakes and ordinary meals to feasts.   It’s the season of hope, camaraderie and friendship.  The season that brings good cheer to everyone who anticipates it.  It’s the season that we look forward from the moment it ends and rush to it the moment September starts.  The season that we celebrate the grandest and perhaps the longest.  It’s the season that commemorate the birth of the one who saves the people of the earth.  It’s the season that does not only change our surroundings but our hearts as well. It’s the Yuletide Season, our favorite season of all.

Giant Christmas trees lights city centers, town halls, parks, malls and homes all over the country every Christmas Season
Regular trees turned colorful and bright.  This Giant Christmas Tree was lit amidst fanfare and fireworks which signals the start of the Merry Yuletide Season.

From the tropical paradise of the Philippines – I wish all of you to enjoy this wonderful season.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

This week’s photo challenge was as a ‘real challenge’ for me.  I never really thought I capture photos that has reflections until I realized I do when I browsed through all my photos.  You see, weekly photo challenges have become a great part of my week.  It increased my point of view about certain ideas, my vocabulary expands, my imagination gets wider sometimes wilder and most importantly I go down memory lane when I look for photos that matches the challenge.  It’s like an assignment in school without being subjected to grades but rewarded with likes.  I like it !

This house  reflects its beauty in the lake.  I took this photo from across the Botanical Garden in Norfolk Virginia.
This house reflects its beauty in the lake. I took this photo from across the Botanical Garden in Norfolk Virginia.
A geese reflects its long slender neck reflects on the murky rain water in Angkor Wat.
A goose reflects its long slender neck reflects on the murky rain water in Angkor Wat.
Standing close to the goose is this one.
Standing close to the goose is this one.
The late afternoon sun reflects its rays in the tide.
The late afternoon sun reflects its rays in the tide.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful / My Camera

There is so much to be thankful for that I probably would come up with more than a hundred entry to this week’s photo challenge.  I do not want to sound so materialistic, but I must pay homage to one of the greatest technology ever invented, the camera. Without it, perhaps, I wouldn’t be blogging at all.

I am thankful to those who invented the camera and to all those who developed and improved it. It made traveling and blogging fantastic:-)

My camera is one thing that I cannot leave home without lately. A cropped version of my gravatar photo featuring my one and only camera.

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