May 5, 2008

WS #35: Mother Nature's works of art


Matabungkay Sunset 2


Matabungkay Sunset 3


I'm still enjoying the 'hangover' of yet another wonderful weekend at the beach. Because Thursday was Labor Day and hence no work, a group of us took Friday off as well and headed out to a friends farmhouse by the ocean. There we lounged around in the pool, played with the kids, cooked paella outdoors under the rain, feasted on gorgeous Filipino food on banana leaves, chased crabs, picked fruit from the trees and just enjoyed the fresh air and rustic environment around us.

I couldn't decide on just one photo for this week's WS, so I went with these two which were taken on the same afternoon, no more than half an hour apart. One shot from the shore, and the second one shot from the driveway leading up to my friends house. Mother Nature is still by far, the world's most talented artist!

Check out the rest of WS #35 entries here and if you haven't already joined and want to, click here. :)

17 comments:

Jenn said...

This was here in the Philippines? So great pictures!

My snapshots are now posted, too! If you have time, please visit my blogs to check it out:
Shutter Happenings
Memories by Jenn
Familia Khuletz

Thanks!

Em Dy said...

Christine, I super love the second photo! Great shot!

Sweeta said...

Wow! these are amazing photos! I love them both!

ScroochChronicles said...

2 words...absolutely amazing :)

abie said...

wow this is so breathtaking...

nice shots...

mine is upt too. hope you can check it out.

http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-3-three-is-crowd.html
http://howellabie.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-1-mangroves.html

christine said...

Hi Jenn! Yes, in Batangas. :) Thanks, checked yours out already!

Hi Em, thank you very much. I love that shot too. :)

Thanks, Sweeta & Cookie! :)

I'll come check it out, thank you Abie! :)

the donG said...

amazing! fantastic! perfect shot!

Bela said...

great sunset shots...you really take good pictures..

Mine is up too. hope you can drop by:

http://www.womenxplore.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-3-lets-dance.html

julie said...

Wonderful! Love both the photos!

christine said...

Thank you, the dong! (hey, that's my fave cousin's name ;)

Thank you so much, Bela, so do you! :)

Thanks, Julie! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Work of art is right! These are beautiful pictures.

christine said...

Thanks Sandy! Mother Nature painted it, I just captured it best I could. :)

Senor Enrique said...

Awesome photographs!

christine said...

Thank you, Eric!! Coming from you, that's a big compliment. :)

katrina said...

The second photo with the rays shooting up from the clouds is breathtaking!

christine said...

Katrina, we were so stunned by the vision that we stopped and just kind of stared at it in awe for a while. So beautiful! :)

las vegas entrepreneurs said...

amazing photos! love the 2nd photo too. where is this?