Photo credit: Emmanuel Pacleb @ Manjuyod White Sandbar, Philippines.
My childhood summers were spent visiting my grandparents and enjoying the countryside. I loved running up the hills, picking siriguelas along the way and seeing rice paddies for miles. I can still remember scenes of rice, mangoes and coconut harvesting as if it were just yesterday. Those were simple joys, moments that continuously bring peace and appreciation in my life. Looking back, I wish I had a camera then and captured those moments and magnificent vistas.
Nowadays, I always carry my camera with me in case an opportunity to photograph comes up. I won’t see miles of rice paddies for awhile, until I visit my hometown again but there would be an equally breathtaking view that I could capture and store not only in my mind but also in photographs. Then I’ll be able to show you beautiful views or moments I’ve witnessed not only through words but also through images.
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Photo credit: Eric Wicklund during the Sherwood Forest Faire at McDade TX.
I’m a Filipina RN married to a wonderful man. I’m also a child at heart and will always be. Being childish is a different matter. I believe that you make your own happiness and it’s really up to you to see the beauty of everyday living.
I just became a serious birder in 2013 and my enthusiasm convinced hubby to become one too. We’ve lived in Austin since 2012 and the hill country is a haven for birders. We’re also happy to know that America’s “birdiest” cities like Corpus Christi and Port Aransas are just a few hours away.
I’m also a Sci-Fi/Fantasy aficionado, blogger, web surfer, do-it-yourself mom, occasional poet and tireless shutterbug.