This week’s theme for photo challenge is Rare.
This flower is really rare and we have to travel to the country side to view it.
Actually, we have to pay a fee for viewing it.
We took a trip to the hill slopes in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia.
The flower, sometimes known as the Corpse Flower, is stinky.
It is the biggest flower on earth. The one we saw weighs over 10lbs, but there are others which weigh a lot more.
I am not sure you would like to get close to it in view of the smell!
This was the first picture I took when I hastily come out of bed.
The sun has just risen above the distant hill.
Everything else was still somewhat dark and monochromatic.
It promised another hot day was coming.
I am at a lost to know which picture I should upload to best show Langkawi, Malaysia.
The beaches in Langkawi are superb – white fine sandy beaches, pristine blue waters – what else can you ask for ?
The sunset at Langkawi is also breathtaking.
I don’t know how to pick between these two photos.
They are dreamy pictures.
So, as a special circumstance, I am picking both of these pictures.
The setting sun reminds me more than anything that the present moment is Now.
In a couple of minutes time, the sun will have sunk below the horizon.
In 15 minutes, the sky will have darkened and the day will be coming to a close.
The photo was taken in Langkawi, Malaysia. It reminded me so strongly that I shouldn’t be chasing sunset anymore and should be back at the hotel for dinner.
This week’s photo challenge is Trio.
Not a cloud was in sight.
No one really wanted to be under the sun; it was like 40 degrees Celsius, even this beach at Langkawi was deserted.
I was hesitating whether I should walk all the way to the beach and take this photo.
However, the sky, the water and the palm trees were so captivating.
The palms, especially, were like three ladies dancing on the beach, swaying in the wind.
This picture was therefore taken with a lot of sweat ( luckily no tears!)
My ideal place of a Happy Place is a place with blue sky, beach with fine white sand and a blue sea.
This is something easily tenable at Langkawi, Malaysia.
Better still, here are some boats ready for anyone who enjoy sea sports!
This week’s DP photo challenge is Happy Place.
Langkawi, Malaysia has always been my favorite destination for travels.
Happiness is lazing on the beach or wading to the near shore islands when the tide is out.