Okay, that last week was just HORRIBLE. The torrential rains, the crazy deadlines. So many people lost their homes, some even their loved ones.
This is why I’m not a big fan of rainy season. Other people rail and complain during the summer, but sun never flooded streets or drowned people. I’m well aware that a lot of what happened in Metro Manila was caused by poor urban planning, bad flood control, an almost non-existent waste management program and so many other human factors but still, the fact remains that rains – it doesn’t even have to be like the freak of nature Habagat last week or Ondoy in 2009 – make life more difficult for all of us. And especially if all those issues I mentioned remain unsolved, I really take some sun and the sweat than rain and flood waters and traffic any day.
Anyway, I miss the sun. I miss seeing those rays during sunrise and sunset. I miss being in the right place at the right time to try to at least take home with me an image of the profound beauty of nature that you see during those times.
So, in line with that sentiment, let me share two images from my most recent (and super rusty) landscape trip to Real, Quezon a couple of weeks ago.
I hope I can get more opportunities to give landscapes a go. I need the practice. It’s bad enough that many times and schedules and available resources don’t cooperate, so I really don’t need this kind of bad weather to make things even more difficult.