Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O ( is Fun For Children )

See this fountain.Water flowing and spraying.
Children playing in it, screaming and laughing.
Splashing and dipping, feet wading. 11037316_1054738214543318_7666546475893478235_n
Cheerful laughter can always be heard.
The fountain is a magical place for everyone to enjoy.
It is the place where we rediscover the simple moments when we are free.

Summer is NOT yet over

Where we base in the subtropics, Summer is definitely not yet over.

The daily maximum temperature is still hovering around 30 degrees Celsius.11037316_1054738214543318_7666546475893478235_n

If it is not raining, it is still hot.

See how children play in the park, amidst the water!



Small Children at the Big Entrance, Cambodia

I know why I took this photo.

The rain has just stopped. We were approaching one of the entrances to Ta Prohm, Cambodia.

The two lines of columns on both sides of the road were impressive. The puddles on the stained color road reflected part of the surrounding were also interesting. I like the green foliage on the trees and also the fallen leaves on the ground.DSC_0264

However, they were not my reasons for taking the picture.

There were two small children on the right side of road edge. I didn’t have the faintest idea why they were there; they look so tiny when compared with the columns and trees.

They were the reason for taking this photo.

I was wondering why they were on the street, why they were not cared for by their parents. My mind wandered far and wide. Could they have been orphaned by the civil war? I have seen many children and adults there maimed as a result of accidentally contacting the mines left over from the war.

Or is this  just a normal thing to let children wander on the street. I don’t know.  . . . . . . . . . . . As a tourist, I knew I have to move on and I could only say in my heart – take care, children!

For every trip, there are two journeys – a physical one which will end when the trip ends, and also a sentimental journey which will never end.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy (3)

Happy are the children who come out and play in the town square of Hvar Island, Croatia.

As a retiree, I know I can no longer experience their type of happiness. But I can feel their joy and happiness through watching them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .