The Benz Left Behind 

I took photos of my late brother-in-law s old 1960s prized possession –   A Mercedes Benz that was his constant project.  It was to be one of the items to be left in the warehouse that was once his furniture factory.   I was filled with remembrance and sadness that I just kept the…

Harmonious Home: Weekly Photo Challenge

Life hasn’t been harmonious this week.  Exam week for my son and deadline week for me.   This Sunday we can begin again in Harmony and Gratitude after attending Sunday mass.    Harmony is defined as a : pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts <a painting exhibiting harmony of color and line> at Merriam Webster s….

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Cloudy Season 

   Photo of myself.  Taken by my son Miguel at 2016 Art Fair Philippines at the Link car park. Makati City.     I am looking at Fair Isle by Martha Atienza. ( I phone 6.   Adjusted the exposure a little and cropped for emphasis.) I guess you could say it’s a cloudy season:…

Optimism – Look Up and  All Will Be Well WPC

I looked up at the planet alignment at dawn.  Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn will align in the early morning sky this late January.   I phones are not ideal for astrophotography.   The clouds marred Mercury s appearance. This universal phenomenon made me optimistic and I will share to you the news articles…

Weight(less) – Weekly Photo Challenge

   This is an art installation by Antonio Leano at the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines.   For me the contrast of the bamboo forest reaching upward and the heavy rocks reveal both weight and weightlessness together.       Another work  that I believe shows both weight and weightlessness is this wood nymph by Daniel…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Circles 

I usually post one photo inspired by the week’s photo challenge.     CircleHowever I am a little inspired by the joy in my heart.   New Year’s Day is always wonderful for me.  It’s also my birthday.  It is so delightful when the whole world celebrates your birthday.   And even when the whole…

WPC : Now 3 days after Christmas

Now—-Here we are after three (3) days of feasting since Christmas Eve and we still have holiday food:   Russian cookies, lenguas de gato (plain and purple yam flavor), ensaimada (regular, purple yam, Gruyere, Latik, speculoos flavor).    Russian cookies used to come in just one variant.   The one with a walnut in the…

Gathering of Winners.  WPC -Gatherings 

      I was sick for the past days so I decided to look for past pictures of gatherings for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Gatherings.    This photo moved me not because it was my son s team that won but because both teams played well.   For me, they were all winners.    If…

WPC – Oops! My Babana

Would you like some babana crepes?   This is particularly funny for me because I received babana just this year.  Babana is the local name for soursop in the Visayas and Guyabano in Tagalog.   The fruit is very fibrous. Photo from Platinum Soursop Babana and banana is NOT the same banana by a mile. I…

3 Days 3 Quotes -the Last Day

Did you know that your baby boy  Has walked where angels trod? And when you kiss your little baby You’ve kissed the face of God From Mary Did You Know Metro lyrics I really like that this has become a sensation because of Pentatonix latest version.   Pentatonix you tube Mary did you know    Photo from Christmas…

3 Days 3 Quotes Day 2 – a Christmas Holiday Challenge

Christmas has come. Come, let us go forth singing. Beautiful hymns. For God is love.  From  (Kasadyna ni’ing Taknaa (Cebuano) or Ang Pasko at Sumapit – probably the most popular and iconic Philippine carol)  Photo from The Philippine Island.         Day 2 and I am inspired by the First Carollers who arrive at our…

3 Days  3 Quote Challenge —-for the Christmas holidays 

I have been nominated by a woman who has many hats —– Being Me Presently.  Thank you for the challenge.  It forces me to keep my goal of writing at least three times a week.    It also helps me celebrate this sacred holiday season. The photo is from  Bolton Priory.  The announciation.  And is one…