In response to this week’s photo challenge on The Daily Post: Lines
here are shots I took on our recent trip to a theme park in Tagaytay, the Skyranch…
“Poems are made by fools like me, but only GOD can make a tree.” ~~ Joyce Kilmer
“The wound is the place where Light enters you.” ~~ Rumi
I often find myself enthralled by windows. Windows are gateways to ‘another’ world, yet serve as barriers, too. It is like being in a place that is so near yet so far away, if you view windows in this way.
It may also be either one or the other – windows can let you connect to the outside, while staying safe inside. This is more like it for me, most times.
Or — you may perhaps see windows as a boundary between you — and the world out there.
Here is a series of photos of a window at home taken from slightly different angles, and at various times of the day.
“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” –
When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade.
Thus the saying goes. And I say, when there’s brownout (power cut-off), take some photos.
So what else is there to do when it’s raining, with a pestering brownout to boot – almost eight-hours long. You take photos, just like I did. Thus, during yesterday’s heavy afternoon downpour that led to that long power cut-off, I busied myself with my simple phone camera looking for interesting angles, textures and patterns.
And here they are. Be warned though; they’re not pro. These are just snapshots meant to amuse, and let the creative juice flow. Just my way of finding beauty in the mundane – just as in my previous post with the same title– even during a heavy rain.
Finding contentment, seeing beauty even in the most 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.
“I have always been caught by the pull of the unremarkable, by the easily missed, infinitely nourishing beauty of the mundane.”
― Tana French,
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.
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.
Same pavement, another shot…
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.
In my tiny garden stands a small bush abloom with yellow hibiscus warming up to the first rays of the morning sun…
Such refreshing sight greeting me each day lends a cozier ambience to my simple sacred space…
The allure and mystery of the night sky give character and depth to a place…