Friday, December 14, 2012

Mount Arayat: Breaking dawn/SWF



A drive-by shot of Mount Arayat from NLEx while dawn was breaking at the horizon, lavender and faintly gold.

Mount Arayat is an extinct stratovolcano located in a flat agricultural region of Pampanga, rising to a height of 1,026 meters.   Ten miles to the west is Angeles City and the former Clark Air Base.  Mount Pinatubo is located 10 miles further west.  Locals consider Mount Arayat as a mystical mountain, and said to be the home of the god/sorcerer "Sinukuan" or a fairy (diwata) known as "Mariang Sinukuan".  Sinukuan is said to live at the White Rock, a lava dome possibly formed by the last eruption, where its glimmering properties were most likely to have inspired the legend.

A silhouette of Mount Arayat from Clark Field around 7 a.m.

Linking to Skywatch-Friday

19 comments:

Kim, USA said...

Enchanting!

Kim,USA

HansHB said...

Nice sky-post!
I post a blue mountain too tonight!
Have a great day!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely mountain and pastel skies and a marvelous capture for the day!! Enjoy your weekend!

Photo Cache said...

so happy to get a glimpse of mt arayat one more time.

Jim said...

Good skies.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely view of the volcano. The sunrise colors are beautiful. Happy Skywatching!

Laura said...

exquisite colors!

WildBlack said...

Beautiful :)

lina@womens perspectives said...

Lovely mountain sunrise views :)

Stewart M said...

nice colours and shapes - this is the only sort of drive by that was should have!

Stewart M - Melbourne

NatureFootstep said...

looks like a volcano. :)

I hope you are all OK on the islands.

ladyfi said...

That is so lovely!

thomas said...

Indeed a mighty and mystical mountain.

Pat said...

Volcanic mountains are so majestic looking. Great shots!

Eugenia Robinson said...

The mountain and those fluffy clouds are absolutely beautiful. Such pretty captures. genie

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous!

Chris Twyman and Angela said...

Thankyou for sharing on our blog,hope all is going well for you in this holiday season.we will continue to blog over christmas,hope to hear from you.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

So very very pretty.