Unlike Mayon Volcano, which is acting up lately and spewing lava 250 miles away, this volcano has remained quiet.
I hope it stays that way.
(Mt. Makiling in the province of Laguna in the Philippines.)
The colors of a sunset can overcome the darkness that threatens to pervade the day.
They focus our eyes on the beauty of the world, and, for a moment, keep all the ugliness hidden in the shadows.
Though I’ve seen a full rainbow before, I’ve not seen it this close.
It’s right in front of me, touching the bushes and the coconut tree just 50 yards away.
Yet at the same time it seems far away, shimmering, even while hinting at a second rainbow above it.
Sometimes we receive gifts even if we don’t ask for them.
All we can do is be thankful.
With the help of photography…
we can find colors…
create a sense of endless summer…
and be reminded that one’s ordinary life can be another person’s paradise…
and that there is so much to be thankful for everyday…
(A peek into a fishing village on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.)
Mount Makiling on the island of Luzon in the Philippines is a dormant volcano, though it is classified as potentially active.
Legends surrounding the mountain relates to Maria Makiling, which is said to be the ‘guardian’ of the mountain. The contour of the mountain is said to be that of her in a reclining position. [Wikipedia]