Tuesday, September 25, 2012

different shades of blue

spent two mornings in this amazing place in bohol. it was mother's 60th birthday and we wanted something special for her. so we brought her here. this is not our first choice. i wanted beach and ocean... but sisters insisted on this and we did not regret it. we cannot help gushing about how nice it is here. it instantly gives you a calm and peaceful vibe. it's a botanical garden of about 10 hectares. it was really beautiful. our 1 hour hike ended up on this scenic restaurant facing the ocean that looks like it has no end... heaven and earth meeting. different shades of blue in one look = awesome!


 entrance to the garden


cactus garden






 these two love birds kissed for about a minute before another one joined them. a three-some!


 les "expertly" playing the kulintang ( a native instrument in mindanao)


 kulintang - ... it gives a distinct, happy sound.


 sister and mother. they look good, yes?


 family.





 i wonder what it would be like to wake up to this every morning :-) awesome view. you can just sit here all day. 






faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden startling joys" - medeleine l'engle


17 comments:

mail4rosey said...

These are nice. I love those red shoes!!

Molly said...

What a beautiful place and Mother and Daughter look perfect together.

Mollyxxx

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

I want to be where you are !

BusyWorkingMama said...

I love the photos! What a view!

OrangeHeroMama said...

WOW. Gorgeous shots! I could seriously use a vacay right now!!


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Wayne W Smith said...

What a great set of pictures. What memories they must provide.

alissa apel said...

That does look like an amazing place to be. I wouldn't want to leave!

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Brenda Youngerman said...

Sign me up for the next time you go here... what a beautiful spot!
Your mother is one lucky woman!

Theresa said...

Absolutely beautiful! I would be in heaven waking up there every day!

Emily S said...

I'm pretty sure I could wake up to that every morning!

Joyness Sparkles said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful, beautiful place! I too love the ocean and gardens, this was the perfect post for me to click into. Thank you so much for sharing your day. :)

Ms POSH said...

That place is amazing!

Have a great WW!
POSH

Jamie said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate your mother's birthday. It looks like you had a lovely time, and your photos are gorgeous.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful gift to your Mom ~ what a place ~ Wow! ~ wonderful family ~ (A Creative Harbor)

ps Your Mom is very beautiful! ~ Happy Birthday ^_^

Pamela M. Kramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

Amazing!!!!!! You are one lucky lady.

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