Gazing Through a Window

My response to this week’s photo challenge: Windows

How serendipitous I thought it was to have caught such cloud formation one afternoon as I was looking through my window.

I edited it (before cropping the original) for a bit more drama, but I think I went overboard with the Vintage filter…

Eye to eye ~~ like heaven’s gaze upon the earth

 

 

Evergreen

Unusual Form

Unusual, this week’s photo challenge of The Daily Post ~~

I call this Shamrock my “butterfly” plant, as you can see from its shape,  quite unique for me.

From dusk to early morn, its deep purple petals close to sleep away the night, just like how many flowers do. Its tiny lilac flowers make this plant even more special.

Then one afternoon, perhaps due to the close angle shot I took– my Shamrock “butterfly” plant gave me a picture of an unusual form. See it?

Unusual

Finding Beauty in the Mundane

I enjoy looking at beautiful landscapes. They make for great photographs, especially sweeping panoramas – of mountains, fields, the sea.

Yet, as I spend more time developing my photography skills, I discover so much beauty in the mundane as well.

Silver, one among the greens in my tiny garden
Playing with angles and light and texture
While others may pull weeds from their plot, I simply let them be, including the blur.

“I have always been caught by the pull of the unremarkable, by the easily missed, infinitely nourishing beauty of the mundane.”
Tana French, Broken Harbour

 

 

A Piece of Heaven Beneath My Feet

As my response to the weekly photo challenge given two weeks back, I took delight in capturing this piece of heaven beneath my feet — right in my yard. Soon this piece of heaven shall become a wonderful memory of the place that’s been my home for a while, when I move.

Such a joy to see even the lowly weed can offer such dainty pink blooms…
Lovely floral weeds
Muning, my dear stray feline, just got to be there…in the scene.
Pansit-pansitan, an edible herb used in many Asian cuisine as toppings for soups or a salad ingredient.
The pansit-pansitan just sprouts from the ground…
Texture
Rain-soaked ground. After the rain comes the sun.
Red leaves shaped like butterflies — the Shamrock plant…

Even in the mundane, God is present.

We can indeed find our piece of heaven wherever we are, wherever we go. Heaven is in our hearts. God is in our hearts.

 

Once Upon a Moonlit Night

Tonight, I caught sight of the passing MOON seemingly growing on my “Silver” plant at the backyard…

Peeking through the leaves of my plant…

O moon, you cast your glow brighter, as the hours go deeper into the night…

’til only you oh moon reign supreme over the hushed, slumbering earth…

 

The Pavement: 3 Perfect Shots

Afternoon Scene — I took this photo of a pavement inside a mall…

Same pavement, another shot…

A different angle shot of the same pavement
Interesting play of light and shadow on the pavement…

Overall, I wanted to capture a sense of motion when I took these shots one after the other. One pavement, three perfect shots, I hope.

Photo Collage: My Yellow Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus In My Garden

In my tiny garden stands a small bush abloom with yellow hibiscus warming up to the first rays of the morning sun…

My Yellow Hibiscus

Such refreshing sight greeting me each day lends a cozier ambience to my simple sacred space…