Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An Early Morning Walk

When I visit the province and our old home where my old mother, sister and her kids are, it usually is only for the weekend. I will be arriving on a Saturday and leave in the afternoon of Sunday. That means i have the option to watch sunrise from an area about 400 meters uphill from the house. It also gave me a chance for a cardiovascular breathing. The Christmas holidays gave me a few days to take advantage of that, and also roam around for whatever things that might take my fancy.

So i woke up early that morning, braving the cold. Cold here means about 19-20C, which only happens this time of the year courtesy of spillover winds from Mongolia and Siberia. And to savor that cold means you have to be out early, a few hours later the temperature soars up again. Everybody in the house and the neighborhood, except for some dogs and chickens, is still in bed.

I will be repeating here that our area faces the east to the bay, with other islands in the horizon. At our back are hills, which took out our privilege to watch nice sunsets. In case we want to watch them we have to walk for about 2 hrs to the peak and watch the sun set in the western islands.


My room view

View from my chosen area in the hill

View from my chosen area in the hill

I love the dew on the cobwebs in the grassy meadow. These grasses are also grazed by cattle tethered in the area.

If you look closer the orange spider is still asleep on its web

These grasses are at the flowering stage this time of the year.

I love also the patterns created by the color of grasses and weeds in the area. Tall coconut trees are at the background.

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33 comments:

  1. Zimno 19-20 ?, u nas to wiosenna pogoda :-). Prześliczne zdjęcia wschodu słońca. Warto było wcześnie wstać, żeby takie piękne widoki zobaczyć. Pozdrawiam.

    Cold 19-20?, With us this spring weather :-). Lovely pictures of the sunrise. It was to get up early to see such beautiful views. Yours.

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  2. Those are some sexy shots Andrea. Absolutely breathtaking. I'd love that morning walk. People told me that this is a rare month to enjoy cooler temps in your region. I think it's the only time I'd be able to come and visit:) I especially want to go to Thailand but not when the humidity is out of control.:) You really live in a beautiful part of the world.

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  3. Your sunrise photos make me feel all warm inside and wish my weather was 19-20C For us that's summer weather.

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  4. Beautiful photos Andrea. I especially like the first three, what a stunning sunrise view, well worth the walk and at least it's downhill afterwards.

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  5. Beautiful images. I always adore your sunrises, it is hard to believe that they can be more beautiful anywhere else in the world.

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  6. The area is beautiful and I love your sunrise shots!

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  7. I love the silkiness and the golden glow your morning greets you. The leaves framed (as a curtain) your view so beautifully!

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  8. It must be hard to leave somewhere so beautiful - and you capture it so well with your camera. It's like we are there for a moment.

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  9. I love these golden sunrises you've captured from your hill. Your second photo is a work of art.

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  10. Real holiday pictures for me ! I would go there right away ! beautiful place in your world !

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  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS photos! I love your morning walk, with the brisk air and your views both then and from your window. Just stunning!

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  12. Philippines is such a beautiful country isn't it? :)

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  13. Your sunrise photos are gorgeous; different from the ones you normally show.

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  14. your sunrise reminds me of the Caramoan sunrise--the beach house we stayed in faces the east, too. beautiful morning light, i could feel the fresh, cool breezes.

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  15. OMG, your sunrise photos are just too beautiful for words. a perfect way to begin the day. thanks for sharing the beauty.

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  16. Terrific photos, Andrea... I'll bet you loved getting up early and going up on that hill to get pictures... WOW--beautiful sunrise... I love it!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. that second shot is stunning. So lovely you want it to last long.

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  18. I miss that 19-20C "cold" weather you have there. It's a good thing it's not raining where you are. Up north, in our province its been raining almost daily since November, sometimes an entire week its raining, varying between drizzle and downpour.

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  19. oh you have a wonderful view of sunrise/sunset without even leaving the hoiuse.

    i miss the weekend travels to the province.

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  20. The perfect picture.... a tropical sunrise. Just gorgeous Andrea.

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  21. Oh Andrea this is the most gorgeous place...what spirit is there and beauty...you are blessed to have such a wonderful place to visit...

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  22. Stunning opening images! Wow ... how blessed are you (and we) to have captured the moment! ((hugs)) Andrea!

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  23. I love those shots, and you place is just where the sun's breathtaking shines are

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  24. Simply splendid and so very beautiful. Gorgeous photos. Happy New Year to you!

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  25. Wow, what a view from your room!!!! I must admit, I am such a night owl, I rarely see that time of day! Thanks for your recent visits to and comments on my blog. I appreciate it :-)

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  26. Stunning! What a beautiful sight to start the day! Beautiful photos.

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  27. The second photograph is a KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF one. I enjoyed your cyber early morning walk so much. Thank you! You made my day.
    Joyce M

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  28. People would pay a lot of money for a room with that view.

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  29. Wow, what a view, it's beautiful! Your shots are wonderful!

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  30. Thanks got taking me along on your beautiful early morning walk... through your lens... while I sleep in and stay up late... :-)

    [I can't even imagine what it would be like to have hair to my thighs... mine never wanted to grow past my shoulders! Maybe it has something to do with the curls. And yes, surely I've seen hundreds of little Chinese babies with slits in their pants... I must have a bunch of photos in my files or albums. :-) ]

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  31. I really look forward to your posts about the province. Going back there for you is real, and I too get to enjoy your weekend escapades. This place is like paradise on Earth. The sunrises are really out of this world, more so under your expert hands. You are like a pro now!

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  32. Breathtaking views! You live in a magical place.

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  33. Stunning pictures. It looks like a very beautiful part of the world.

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