Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Enjoying Autumn Days

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

Every year, for the past five years i was travelling to the USA.  Sometimes Spring and most of the time every Autumn (October) ,  to attend the pest control convention. It was only this year that I was able to take spectacular fall foliage photos. I enjoyed so much the changing leaves and the crisp breeze.

I was fortunate and blessed to take these photos -- it was days before Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.  The moment Sandy was in east coast, I was already back in the Philippines.

photo at HARVARD Square - Cambridge Massachusetts 10.20.2012

Butchart Garden - Victoria B.C. Canada 10.10.2012

Cape Cod - Massachusetts 10.18.2012
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, 
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking 
the successive autumns." George Eliot

photo taken by my hubby post processed by yours truly 10.10.2012

photo taken by my hubby post processed by yours truly 10.10.2012
Plymouth, Massachusetts 10.18.2012
“How beautifully leaves grow old. 
How full of light and color are their last days.”
John Burroughs
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
Emily Bronte 10.10.2012

Nurture Photography - Autumn 2012 Photo Challenge

Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

Sunday, October 28, 2012


I made a photoshow for the first time to remember my visit to the USA as i await my flight back to Manila. 

One of the words on my October Picture was Enchanting. The leaves made a stunning background in this photo. 

Autumn and late Spring are my favorite seasons of the year in the USA because they are both so colorful. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Boston Marathon Finish Line

I WAS HERE at the Boston Marathon finish line.  It is located at Boylston Street in Copley Square.

my cool LUNAR GRAND shoes, i just love it

wish my friends Pat, Nancy, Joy, Dedet, Alwin and Bakbak were here with me for a nice picture taking

i need to go in the middle of the road just to take this shot! and the CAR was honking in front of me harharhar...so i ran as fast as i could so i won't get hit ;-)

my friend Melanie and me went inside this store to buy a simple remembrance

we were looking for Boston Marathon stuff but the sales associate said it will be available by Feb 2013 during the marathon season.


i think about LOVE

i think about LOVE whenever i remember this quote from Bob Marley.
"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. 

You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. 

They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. 

There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. 

Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. 

In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. 

You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. 

Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life." 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Today we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was a very enjoyable afternoon walking on the bridge, the tree top walk and Cliff Walk.


Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver, British Columbia.

one of the decorations at the park

Part of Capilano’s captivating story involves the tradition of placing totem poles on the grounds at Capilano Suspension Bridge.

enjoying the Wobbly Bridge.  – walking on this bridge will give you an unparalleled view of the nature that Vancouver BC has always been known for.


Treetops Adventure.
This park feature allows visitors have a squirrel’s eye view of the entire forest.

the amazing part is that it’s just thirty minutes away from my cousin's place.

Walking on the suspension bridge
my brother perry and uncle willy.




the Capilano Suspension Bridge

naturally thrilling

Enjoying the Park

Bear in front of the shop

Nurture Photography - Autumn 2012 Photo Challenge

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It was all YELLOW

It was my first time to be in Portland, Oregon and the leaves was all yellow.  I love the Autumn Leaves for we don't have such colors in the Philippines. 

Tune:  “The Wheels On The Bus”

The Leaves on the trees are yellow and brown,
Yellow and brown, yellow and brown.
The leaves on the trees are yellow and brown,
All through the town.

The leaves on the trees are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
The leaves on the trees are falling down,
All through the town.

The leaves on the trees make a crunching sound,
Crunching sound, crunching sound.
The leaves on the trees make a crunching sound
All through the town.

Let’s rake all the leaves into a mound,
Into a mound, into a mound.
Let’s rake all the leaves into a mound
All through the town.

The children in the town jump up and down,
Up and down, up and down.
The children in the town jump up and down
On the leaves on the ground.
                                    Jean Warren



Nurture Photography - Autumn 2012 Photo Challenge

Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

The Grotto at Portland Oregon

We visited this beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.  I'm glad that I have the chance to visit amazing places in Portland Oregon.


 “The Grotto” is the popular name of The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. 
We're blessed to met Fr. Alby the parish priest who used to be the parish priest at St. Peregrine Church at Tunasan,  Muntinlupa City (The place where i grew up).


The grotto carved from the basalt cliffe 110-foot  where an alter was constructed, above which was placed a full-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pieta.

We were the first visitor  touring the grounds.



since we arrived at 9am the weather was freezing cold ;-)

Chapel at the Garden

The chapel on the second level is called the Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel.

Another pieta inside the chapel

View of the chapel on the lower level from the upper level

my Uncle Willy inside the meditation chapel

view outside the meditation chapel

We walked through the woods on the upper level--

 (Joyful Mystery Station)
you could find many places where you could sit and think.
They had areas to pray--stations, rosary mysteries

The church on the grounds--The Chapel of Mary--inside view

The blessed mother inside the church