A for Aeroplane.. This is the first thing that came to my mind. Maybe because we travelled to Big Island, Hawaii recently and got to see the plane from so close for the first time. Partly due to the fact that the Big Island airport is really small and you see the planes landing and taking off right in front of you. So took a few shots.
** For the AAA Challenge.
They say life is all about the company one keeps. While some bonds are enforced, others naturally evolve over time. With some you share all your joys and sorrows whilst others barely know you. It’s this extreme contrast that defines the longevity of any relationship.
But above all them, exists a bond so pure and full of unconditional love. A true companion for life – Parent and child.
Until you become a parent you don’t realize the huge responsibility that falls on your shoulders to raise another human being. And until a child grows up, doesn’t realize that no matter how old you get you can always count on your parents. A child blossoms under the parents’ guidance and parents pride in their child’s success. Life comes a full circle in the end.
And as much as I love my family and shine in their company, I also love being in the company of the ocean waves and the setting sun. Something so serene about it that it calms me down instantly. If this isn’t companionable then what is?
** For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable.
There must be some truth in the fact that the place where you live is often times the most unexplored area or so I think. I’ve spent unlimited hours on the internet looking for “things to do” for all our past vacations. But in these last 8 years I’ve lived in Bay Area I never bothered to look for things to do here. Covering all the touristy spots made me feel I knew this place already. Until I was proven wrong and naïve this weekend when we landed in Mt. Diablo State Park, in close proximity to where we stay. Thanks to Super Moon and Google which directed me here for being the best nearby place to view the moon in all its grandiosity. I was in complete awe of the panoramic views of the Bay Area. So breathtakingly beautiful, especially the windmills. And even more captivating was the sunset in one direction while the moon rise in the other. Here are some pics of the tons and tons of pics we ended up taking. And needless to say that we are planning our next trip soon only this time it would be to camp in one of their campgrounds and view the sunset and gaze at the stars in the night. :-)
The world through my eyes is mostly a bird’s-eye view while our plane hovers over Maui, making its way to Big island in Hawaii, where we went for a vacation few weeks back.
This week Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is to show off a few photographs of Black and White or Sepia toned photographs.
I choose to showcase the prominent landmarks in Washington, D.C. A quick history lesson of sorts! :-)
The word for this week’s photo challenge is Garden. Join it here.
These photos are from the Japanese and Botanical Gardens we visited in Portland a few years back.
As clichéd as it sounds, home is where the heart is. Indeed. But my heart is a conflicted organ.
While a major chunk of my heart is where my family and loved ones are. So, home means being with family, wherever they are – out in the wilderness or in the comforts of four walls.
A piece of my heart, a wanderer, is where my peace of mind is. So, home for my wandering heart means either soaring high in the sky amidst the dancing clouds or finding solace in the lap of the majestic mountains, far far away.
On the top of a hill
Under the blue sky with a dollop of clouds
Is where I reside
And that’s my home
* For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Home.
This week Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is to show off a few photographs of the Chinese element of Earth which could include any of the following:
Earth/Harvest: Clay, Rock, Dust, Sand, Mud, Crystal, Powder, Shadow, Space, Darkness, Gravity, Bone, Silicon.
I’m all over the place for this one. :-) From Limestone rock formations in Yellowstone National Park to Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Here they are:
Few years back, we visited the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon and the countless variety of roses over there blew us away. Some were familiar colors while others were unique (for us) and our excitement knew no bounds. Every time I look at these pics and the amazing colors, especially the twin colored roses, I’m mesmerized by them.
And this week’s Photo Challenge seems very befitting for these pics, at least I think so and that’s all that matters! :-) I do know that there’s nothing unique about a red rose but I feel it’s unfair to talk about roses and forget the red rose (universally accepted expression of love).