Attempt at Symmetry

I don’t always strive for symmetry when taking photos especially on trips. Here are some I dug up that fit the bill or almost.

I wasn’t looking directly when I took this.
The chapel where my husband and I exchanged vows.
At a museum in Tokyo.
Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
Sky Tower, Auckland at night

This post is part of Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 116: Symmetry

Negative Space – Changing Skyscapes

Nice to see a rainbow. It’s been awhile.
Love the sepia tones here.
And more clouds.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challange 114: Negative Space

First time to try this challenge and first post from a new phone and via WordPress Mobile from one of my workations. No filter or editing here. Not quite sure all the photos fit the theme.

Strange Source

She noticed a bunch of flowers growing in the garden — red-tipped, velvety petals, dark blue in the middle. Coming closer, the petals were wet to the touch. “Odd..”, she mumbled to herself. The other plants were a bit dried out after the family moved a fortnight ago to be closer to her parents. Only this one seems well cared for. Overcome by curiosity, she checked the seemingly well-watered ground, brushing the soil around it. Not long after doing this, she uncovered a limp hand buried right next to the growth. She stifled a scream, and failed.

Photo by Juanjo Menta on

Written for Photo Challenge #330 by MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie and FOWC.

Here Lies..

My late naughty older stepbro, ladies and gentlemen. My fur sibling. Sign added for good measure. My way of paying respect for the years spent living under the same roof. Not by choice but it had its moments. What we had was not an untenable relationship despite the situation thrust upon us by our hooman ‘rents. Such implusive creatures, those two. The mutt did put up with my moods and claws all those years so…RESPECT.

This is one of those rare occasions I’m willing to pose for a photo. Make it worthwhile. And don’t you dare create one of those social media accounts using my photo and give me ridiculous handles for your amusement. You’ve been warned.

This post was written in response to Photo Challenge #329, hosted by Nekneeraj over at mindlovemiserysmenagerie and One-Word Daily Prompt.

#MLMM #YDWordPrompt


We had said our goodbyes

Again and again

This time, though

There was a firmness

In her final embrace

As she turned her back to me

Tears glisten down her cheeks, and mine

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a twilit beach, the sea shimmering in the low light. There are rocky islets silhouetted against the water and what might be a figure, running towards…or away from the waves.


WPC: All-Time Favorites

It was about 2 years ago when I started frequenting the countryside that I thought to start blogging.


What?  Why..??  I’ve only submitted 4 posts via weekly challenges and just started (this month) connecting and having a sense of community through blogging.  I haven’t had enough time nor posts to have all-time favorites!  But as they say, all things come to an end.  So THANK YOU, WPC.  The challenges have helped me bounce back and start blogging again.  It was a good albeit (too) short boost for action; quick shots of inspiration when I needed them.

Mornings in the countryside slow me down.


Taking a breather with this view.


Final Weekly Photo Challenge

Beautiful Twist

When I was younger and naïve, at the (un)ripe age of 9, I planned the next 10-15 years of my life.  I’m glad it’s taken on all sorts of beautiful twists since then and needless to say, not according to plan.

Dancing fountain with fire for a twist.


Blooms grow freely on twisted branches.


Detours and unexpected turns make for an interesting journey.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Liquid Trail

Tinipak River in Rizal


Lakeside in Tagaytay at sunrise one summer

All-time fave coffee with lava sugar while enjoying a view of Mt. Fuji



Clearest pond I’ve seen during spring in Japan


A sacred well in Japan – can’t touch it!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

Place In the World


Marimegmeg Beach, El Nido

It used to be any quiet beach; calm but not dead.  I would lie down on this natural water bed without a care in the world.

Lately though, the mountains call to me.  I can recalibrate and feel at peace at just the sight of green mountains (or white, if winter) and be in awe.  A water beside it seals the deal for me.

Tinipak River

View of Taal Volcano from Tagaytay



But as a city girl, having lived in the city all my life, I never thought I’d love being in any city until I’ve been to Japan.  And I was smitten by this city with a soul, or at least personality.  Or dare I say, identity?

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