Friday, October 30, 2009

Photo Hunt #61: Bags

When I saw that one of the themes was bags, I knew exactly what to show. I was going to show bags. Bags that I saw on my travel to Bangladesh's historical place of Panam City. They had an on-going open air market of fair, which they called mela. The bags are really beautifully crafted. Since Bangladesh and India used to be one country, the design is similar to those Indian bags and accessories one sees at Cost Plus World Market or Pier One Imports. I don't need to tell you that I took home three or four of them. Not from this mela though as my companions, all locals, have advised me that only tourists - that would be me - buy from this overpriced place.

Here is a close up shot of some of the bags. I just love this type of designs.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sky Watch #66

If you were with me all week you may have noticed that I have been featuring cloud/skyscape. I raided my archives and realized I had quite a few of these images that I haven't featured yet. As a change from the norm, I am showing you four. Enjoy!

This took my breath away. I was walking out of Fry's Electronics to Starbucks around 6 pm when I looked up and voila, this greeted me. Thankfully I had my point and shoot with me. Taken October 17, 2009.
We were on a house-hunting trip November 3, 2008. I was more interested in checking out the clouds than I was in looking at another house. I was really tired of looking at houses in November of last year. You can understand my attitude after house hunting since March 2008. It was a long process to get a house.
If there was one skywatch cum drive by shot that I truly truly love, this is it. This image just spoke to me. Taken along Highway 29 in between Vallejo and Napa, October 4, 2008.
This was taken on the same trip as photo 3. This was at a backroad somewhere in Napa Valley.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Heavy hearts....

IMG_0087, originally uploaded by M'roy. heavy clouds in the sky are best relieved by letting of a little water. ~Christopher Morley

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lake Shasta

Lake Shasta, originally uploaded by M'roy.

We were driving up I-5 one day when I spotted this serene scene. Thankfully this drive by turned out really well.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Photo Hunt #60: Tied

IMG_0082, originally uploaded by M'roy.

In line with the upcoming holiday season of eating my entry today is about the turkey that just came out of the oven, its legs still tied together, and will remain "resting" for a few minutes before carving.

This was the beautiful turkey we had last year.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SkyWatch #65

IMG_0028, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Went for a late afternoon walk at my fave park that Sunday, the 27th of September. Driving away, I spotted this lovely amber sky, the sun is setting, and I ask hubs to drive very slowly so I could catch it for SkyWatch. Thankfully, it turned out well. This one's a SOOC.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Go confidently.....

IMG_0996, originally uploaded by M'roy.

In the direction of your dreams
Live the life
You have imagined
~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Photo Hunt #59: Player's Choice

IMG_0117, originally uploaded by M'roy.

I find it's easier to post when there is a theme than when it's my choice. It took me longer to come up with what to post today than in any other Fridays past.

So my choice today is girl friends. I miss them. A lot.

Up until the last minute I had no clue what to post but then I got this message that my gal pal who I roomed with for a year in college just became my friend on facebook. Slowly but surely my high school pals are congregating on facebook. You see when we were going to high school there were no internet so some of our friends have a slower time to adjust and accept this new medium.

Anyway, here's my photo of a friendship. Are they the Asian version of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha?

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SkyWatch #64

Highway 4, originally uploaded by M'roy.

The sky one March day. This is why I bring a camera with me whenever I run my errands. You will never know what kind of sky you will see.

Eastbound Highway 4.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Walking With the Giants

IMG_0374, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Aside from the roaring waterfalls and the beautiful dogwoods or the majestic rocks, I also enjoy walking under and with the giants.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Photo Hunt #58: Sports

My favorite sport is baseball. I don't get to go to many games; as a matter of fact I try to go just once a year. And when I go I make sure to go early. Aside from avoiding the traffic, coming early would enable me to watch the players warm up.

Coming early would give me a chance to walk around the ballpark snapping photos inside....

and the beautiful sights outside.....

and to make sure I get my fave ball park eats which is the CHA CHA BOWL, from Orlando's Carribean BBQ. Orlando of course is former Giants great Orlando Cepeda. If you can't come to the Giants ballpark, I found a recipe from foodnetwork online, here, try it.

Of course the experience wouldn't be complete without the hotdog. For more ballpark treats, check this link.

Take time to browse thru the merchandise.

And once you're seated, make sure you keep an eye on the peanut guy.

Keep an eye on a foul ball that lands in your section, too bad this one is a few rows away from my seat.

And the experience would be a lot sweeter if the home team pulls a win in the bottom of the 9th.

Photos are from two different games.

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And by the way, it's my 800th post. Yay!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sky Watch #63

IMG_0285, originally uploaded by M'roy.

This was the sky on May 16, 2009 at Yosemite. It was a lovely day.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Cornus Florida

IMG_0254, originally uploaded by M'roy.

If Yosemite has a queen of flowers, it has to be the dogwood. Spring is a good time to take a peek at this delightful bloom.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Photo Hunt #57: Words

IMG_0070, originally uploaded by M'roy.

I spotted this poster at a Virginia City, NV store when we visited the place last year. If I were still a college student I would definitely buy one and hang it on my wall. But gone were the college days so I had to be content with just snapping a photo of it. I did put a little frame around it. Sometimes, don't we wish we could be this sassy!!!!

And speaking of words, or signs, there is a meme every Thursday (of course we post on Wed in this country) called This Way ThursWay hosted by Tink, originally by Pacey. You might want to go visit the site and see if you have some photos that would be worth showing and sharing.

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