Friday, October 28, 2011

Calamianes: Rain-scented afternoon


We enjoyed a day of fair weather when we visited Culion Island in the Calamianes.  But as soon as we docked at the Coron pier around 4 pm, the clouds turned dark---rain was in the air.  People started to scamper for cover while the cool wind danced on the bay, sweet-smelling rain wafted through the harbor.  

These are snapshots from the Coron harbor a few minutes before the rain finally poured, and boy, it really poured!


Rain!  whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~ John Ruskin



Rain or shine, there is always Sky-watch Friday

17 comments:

J Bar said...

Good skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

Even with the dramatic clouds and sky, it is still a beautiful place. The scenery is gorgoeus. Great photos, happy skywatching!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

The clouds make a fabulous photo!

Genie said...

Gorgeous captures of the rain clouds moving in over the water. It is so interesting to see the changes in the formations throughout the series. Lovely photography. genie

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

ominous skies ~ nice capture

AL said...

That's one place I always dream about. I wish I could go there soon! Nice pictures Luna!

thomas said...

Beauty even in the rain.

Kim, USA said...

Oh that is pretty dark clouds. Nice shots Luna. Happy Friday!

Bridge and Sky

Romina said...

They're lovely photos, the sky looks dramatic but seems to be a great day to explore the island.

EG Wow said...

Love that quote about there only being different kinds of good weather. :) Moody yet pretty skies here. :)

Ann said...

These boats will never over turn.

Francisca said...

Good job capturing the changing skies, Luna... and even with grey skies, Coron is beautiful. Your header photo is SARAP!

docgelo said...

despite the gloomy skies, i like the first photo for the boats!

Photo Cache said...

the skies are angry :) but it makes for a pretty photo.

SunnyToast said...

Love the gloomy effect of the clouds:)

Roberto Machado Alves said...

It was a long time since I visited your blog because I was away. Now I returned to visit and post on my blog. Congratulations on your beautiful images.

Greetings
Roberto, Brazil

dong ho said...

though i love the rain... i dont like it when im island hopping.