Friday, November 29, 2013

Borrowed Views

My friend just had a house in an exclusive village outside the metropolis. It is a vacation house when she wants to be away from the busy humdrum of the city and sniff some newly produced oxygen untainted with automobile exhausts. The food is also exquisite, the spa offers a wonderful body tune-up, and the views are Shangrila-like. The right side is overlooking a lake with a volcano, with a lake. Can you visualize it? And the left is draped with fully green curtain of naturally growing trees in a natural forest. Are you still with me? And the front side on the terrace offers the best view of sunrise from another lake in the horizon. And while looking at all these there is wonderful food and coffee. Oh how nice to have someone like her, I am not capable of having such luxury, but I have a friend who has. Thanks God for friends.

Red salvia lined the streets to her place.

Another hedge is planted to lantana, and below is a lovely pool of white rainlilies. 

The butterflies seem to be very happy fluttering among the flowers, and i am happy too. 

A view in one window shows some cluster of houses still in construction, and beyond them 
is the ridge-curtain of green forest.  

This sunrise i will not get tired of watching and shooting again, and again, and again!



13 comments:

  1. Interesting houses there. I don't think I would care to live in a house half hanging over a hill like that. :) Beautiful view and lovely blooms.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. That village looks nice Andrea, where is it? Lovely pics as always btw!

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    1. Hi Mark and Gaz, it is in Tagaytay Highlands, it is exclusive to members and owners. There is also a Midlands and Lowlands, a golf course, and amenities in such a resort village. A non-member can get it if accompanying a member. There are different styles of houses grouped to motifs.

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  3. It sounds like a beautiful place your friend has; love the flowers and the sunrise pictures. What a shock to look out my window at a white world (snow) and see your lovely colors!

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  4. Lovely flowers. And the sunrise is absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. What a beautiful place. Funny, I was staring at the picture of the Lantana thinking that looks like a great place to see a butterfly... !

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  6. Great views and that sunrise is beautiful.

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  7. What a friend...lovely houses and what a view

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  8. A really wonderful place to run away from the city - great views.

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  9. What a gorgeous places and area.. Your friend is very lucky!!!! I know you enjoyed your visit there --and hopefully, you can go back MANY more times.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Love that final shot!

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Lucky friend and lucky you! I want to go there, too! Is it the same climate year-round? Beautiful!

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    1. Hi Beth, yes lucky friend for having plenty of money, and lucky me for having a friend with money! LOL. Our climate is a bit on the hotter tropics, with distinct wet and dry seasons. But in December to February we get the colder weather courtesy of the winds coming from the nearby countries with very cold winters like China and Russia. Come on in, be my guest during your winter months. And "we will do the pleasures all". I can imagine us shooting everywhere and we will be so happy!

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