Here are two images from Langkawi, Malaysia.
Both convey the tranquility of the place.
I am sure, however, that readers may prefer one over the other.
Please enjoy :-)
This image is one which I always remember.
The sun was setting, we decided to have dinner here – which turned out to be one of the most enjoyable dinners we ever had.
It wasn’t the food but the ambience / mood of the setting sun and the silhouette of the trees were just enticing.
The sun sent in its last golden rays of light, touching smoothly and softly on whatever they found on their way – the leaves on the tropical trees and the grass especially.
We sat there taking in the whole scenery, as the gentle breeze caressed our faces. Our ears were full of the murmuring sound of the sea waves as they approached the beach.
Just another day in paradise!
This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is Sunrise and Sunset.
We love beaches in Langkawi so much that we were always out on the beach when we were there. We did not stay on any beach for a long length of time but wandered from one to another trying to enjoy the best sights and the best moments. The best moments, to us, include sunrise, sunsets and moonrise.
But wait! the moon appeared, a different light mellowed upon the sea. The moonlight refelcted peacfully from a hotel located next to the beach. The moon light cast a giant shadow of the hotel on the calm water. People walked along the beach enjoying the beautiful scene. It was this sort of timeless moment we have been waiting for.
We took a deep breath and soaked up as much of nature as we could. On seeing this breathtaking sight, we were filled with gratitude and were thankful we were given another new sunny day!
Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room. So if you see darkness in your life be reassured that a beautiful picture is being prepared.
The beautiful negative above is based on an image of the beach, palms, sky, islands etc. taken in Langkawi.
The original is also depicted.
In my view, negatives can be as beautiful as originals.
Having gone through the cave, we were delighted in seeing the mangroves and the sunlight again.
Please enjoy :-)
It was several years ago that we went to Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia. We didn’t hike up the mountain which is 13,455 ft. high.
Instead, we went up by car as high as possible to have a good look at the mountain.
As part of the trip, we also went to have a look at the world’s largest flower on the lower slopes of Mount Kinabalu. This flower is known as Rafflesia – a flower which can be as large as 39 inches in diameter and weigh up to 22 lb. The plant has no stems, leaves or true roots. It is an holoparasite of vines in the genus Tetrastigma , spreading its absorptive organ.
Actually, we paid the local villager who kept the flower an “entrance fee” to see the flower. The flower has a smell similar to rotting flesh and for that reason it is called a “corpse flower” by the local people. This is the biggest stinky flower we have ever seen in our life.
We travelled in a van to see the flower. On our way back, our van was stuck in the mud. For over 40 minutes of trying to reverse or advance the vehicle, one wheel of the van just sunk deeper and deeper into the mud.
I filed the images wrongly under another category and am just able to recover these photos in the last few days.
If you ask me what I remember from my trip, I would say the mountain, the stinky flower and the van stuck in the mud!