Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Monday, September 16, 2013

#243 A Fleeting Moment

Life is short, but what can be even shorter? The moment, of course!

On Minanga Este in Buguey Cagayan, on top of a hill by the sea, I found a solitary patch of grass struggling with the dunes. Grass on a sand dune can be smothered in time, but even that's a long time compared to the moment I was in. The patterns on the sand were formed by wave upon wave of wind blowing in from the sea... continously re-arranging each particle. And then there's the light from an approaching sunset, whose warm colors and long shadows aren't going to last more than a few minutes. The moment I was in... was indeed fleeting... more fleeting than life itself. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: Near sunset and within the golden hour, shadows-in-transit and saturated colors are everywhere. Move quickly and don't hesitate... the moment escapes.)

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