Boracay Island, Philippines

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Today's Flower. Song Of The Flower

Philippine Orchids

Song of The Flower

by Khalil Gibran
I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.

I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors,
and the air Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover's gift;
I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;

I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.

Poem by Khalil Gibran
Today's Flower

Thanks to Santilli, Denise, Pupo and Valkyrien

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Pink Saturday. Redeeming The Time

Beverly challenges us to introduce a fellow Pink Saturday participant. I would like to introduce
Katherinellen of Laurel, Mississippi USA. Please visit her blog. WeLCoMe To KaT'S KoRnEr.

Le t us redeem the time..
Hold fast what you have..
Each day is a new beginning..

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled
by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Albert Schweitzer

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!
Thanks Beverly of
How Sweet The Sound
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SkyWatch. Mountain Peaks And Clear Sky

For the LORD is the great God,

the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to Him.
Psalm 95: 3-4

Sierra Madre Mountains, Philippines

Taken on April 2009, Quezon Province

More wondrous skies around the world at..
Thanks to Sky Watch Team, Klaus, Sandy, Ivar,
Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Watery And Outdoor. A Beach Scene

The heat that bites..
white sand caressing your toes..
watching sunset beneath the mountains..
collecting sea shells on the shores.. sandcastles..
blue and pristine water..
Soft breezy summer winds..

Palawan, Philippines
April 2009
Thanks to 2sweetnsaxy
Thank you Susan
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Ruby and Wordless. Hopeful

Ruby Tuesday VI
Hosted by Maryt/The Teach
Wordless Wednesday III

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

That's My World. Rainy Days

It's been raining and pouring in my world..
Rainy days are here to stay..

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Monochrome. Water Lily

Water lilies are useful and can be made into a handicraft products such as handbags.

Taken at Calamba, Laguna

Monochrome Weekly
Hosted by Aileni
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Today's Flower. A White Beauty

"Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east."
And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say,
"We have seen her leaning over the earth
from the windows of the sunset."

In winter say the snow-bound, "
She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills."

And in the summer heat the reapers say,
"We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves,
and we saw a drift of snow in her hair."
All these things have you said of beauty,
Yet in truth you spoke not of her
but of needs unsatisfied,
And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor
an empty hand stretched forth,
But rather a heart enflamed
and a soul enchanted.

It is not the image you would see
nor the song you would hear,
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes
and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark,
nor a wing attached to a claw,
But rather a garden for ever in bloom
and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

People of Orphalese,
beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
But you are life and you are the veil.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and you are the mirror."
Kahlil Gibran

Thanks to Santilli, Denise, Pupo and Valkyrien
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pink Saturday. Giving Thanks

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim
Your unfailing love in the morning,

Your faithfulness in the evening."
Psalm 92:1-2

I Love Fireworks! , Taken at Subic, May 2009

French cake anyone?

" I am growing accustomed to
the grace of gradual illumination,

so it is a delight and no real surprise
when I see God's messages to me
in the scattered rainbows
on my wall at sunrise."

Luci Shaw in Weaving's

Thank You Lord!

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!
Thanks Beverly of
How Sweet The Sound

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Friday, September 18, 2009

SkyWatch. Grayish Sky

"Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining."

"I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
your sins like a morning mist.
Return to me, for I have redeemed you."
Isaiah 44:22

Taken (using my cell phone) from Mall Of Asia.
Overlooking Manila Bay

Thanks to Sky Watch Team, Klaus, Sandy, Ivar,
Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise.

Happy Weekend!
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Watery and Outdoor Wednesday. Streams

As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you,
O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Psalm 42:1

Taken at Wonder Island, Calamba Laguna. August 2009
Please read previous post about this place, click here

Looking at Mount Makiling.
The water lilies can be made into a handbag

Thanks to 2sweetnsaxy
Outdoor Wednesday
Thank you Susan
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