Fishing Village 2

I have long associated palm trees with tropical paradises. Perhaps it was the influence of Gilligan’s Island, a show I watched religiously as a kid. Perhaps it was because pictures of Hawaii always showed palm trees or that, in the shows, California seemed to always be palm lined. In any event, sitting on a beach…

Fishing Village 1

From a beach on the island of Samar in the Philippines we could see this little fishing village glowing in the setting sun. I would love to have had the opportunity to sit in a boat for a few hours while the fishermen engaged in their craft. I have long loved to fish but, for…

Gatita (Little Cat)

On the beach resort in the Philippines a little cat with a stub tail resided.  It quickly befriended my girlfriend who seems to attract cats. It was a bit ornery except when around her. When tossed a bit of food, it scared of dog with an intense his and a quick swipe of the paw.

Jasmine Sunset

The best feature of the Jasmine resort was the covered pier extending over the water where one could sit in the cooling breeze of the evening watching the two-man boats come in from a day of fishing, the geckos scuttling after insects, and, of course, my cherished sunsets. This sky, painted with fire, flared up…

Fingers of God

One extraordinary gift we received almost every day in the Philippines was a spectacular sunset and, if I woke early enough, an equally spectacular sunrise. For two days we stayed at the Jasmine Beach Resort where we had an amazing view of the Western Sky over the island of East Leyte. The resort was run…

Island Girl

The Philippines is a land of green islands, turquoise waters, and endless beaches. This photo was taken at the Caluwayan Palm Island Resort located on the Western edge of the Island of Samar. I had the good fortune of visiting this part of the Philippines before the typhoon of 2013 devastated the area. We arrived…