May 14, 2010

The last days of summer

During the past two weeks, Manila's daytime weather has still been that of summer: hot. But it has also started becoming very humid, and late in the afternoon, dark clouds would gather, the wind would become a little cooler and sometimes, rain would fall in the early evening. I saw this young man flying a kite in the brown fields of the University of the Philippines as the sun was setting behind the evening's rain clouds. Pretty soon, the grass of the fields will be bright green again.

sunset behind rain clouds


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40 comments:

bfarr said...

I like your cloudy sunset. I also like your shot of the sculpture from the previous day.

I do plan to make some blackberry jam if we get enough berries. We planted the bushes last year, so we may not have enough berries till next year.

Pam said...

Hilda, your weather is almost the same as mine here in South Florida. Maybe not as hot and humid until August.
Kite flying is so much fun, we see them flying along the beaches.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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ρομπερτ said...

What a beautiful promise.

Over here it looks as if summer has started. Temperature reaching mid 30's C and from tomorrow on another dusk cloud from Africa will reach - and moscitos are surely up and hungry as well...
A wonderful Friday for you.

daily athens

Vernz said...

Oh, we share the same sky .... but love the fire-like streak below and the kite ..

Whatever Happens

eden said...

Great capture. We did kite flying last school holiday and it was so much fun for my kids. Have a great weekend.

Photo Cache said...

Pretty soon the clouds would break open and I hope the boy will find shelter before that.

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SRQ said...

Nice capture. What a pretty sky!

Jacob said...

Very cool photo! Well, maybe very hot photo? It's got all the elements - the person, the kite, the sunset...very nice!

Lianne said...

i've been seeing kites in the sky a lot and because of that, i'm planning to fly one myself before summer is over :)

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Halcyon said...

A really beautiful sky! Enjoy the weather while you can.

George said...

You've captured a beautiful sunset and a peaceful scene. I hope the cooler weather and green grass get there soon.

the donG said...

summer ends. i too end my beach series and enter into featuring new places.

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful Sky Watch image, Hilda.

Olivier said...

une magnifique photo,un superbe ciel, mais j'arrive pas a voir ce qu'il vole dans le ciel ?

Kaori said...

That little slit of pink peeking out between the clouds is pretty pretty pretty!

Rajesh said...

Wow! beautiful shot.

zherwin said...

i was at UP two months ago and the brown (and very hot) field of UP has this spring-like charm, sarap sa shoot!

Japa said...

Beautiful capture of the sunset scene. The young man enjoying the place all to himself, unmindful, perhaps of your camera.

BTW, thanks and appreciate your visit, well wishes and prayer.

- Japa

melanie said...

Bonjour Hilda ! Magnifique coucher de soleil ! Et j'ai bien aimé tes "Pistils" d'hier !

Je te souhaite un bon Week-end !

Ruth said...

Beautiful sunset. That lone flying kite made your photo so melodarmatic :-)

Thanks for lleaving a sweet comment on my blog.

Blessings!

Andreea said...

A very lovely sunset.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely scene and sunset. Great capture!

caughtbymycamera said...

Dramatic sky and beautiful sunset.

AL said...

The humid gave me the bad cold. I need more cool air, whew!

Kim said...

Very pretty scene, Hilda! I am glad I can see it through your lens without having to experience the humidity with the heat. I wilt, especially if it is not a dry heat. The rest of my family LOVES humid heat. Me, I wait for the sun to go down and the night to bring a bit of relief :-).
-Kim

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Rob and Mandy said...

Lucky you, you'll get some rain again. lucky us, the rain will hopefully stop soon, and summer will finally start!
Very nice sundown!

Lois said...

It's a lovely sunset, even with the clouds. He certainly does have that kite flying way up there!

syel said...

dark clouds and the sunset peeking at the bottom makes it interesting! and it's a good weather to fly a kite :)

Regina said...

Wonderful sky Hilda.
It is still along summer.

Have a great weekend.

Manang Kim said...

Here in MI we are looking forward to 73F, I hope for the next month. If we reaches 60F it's like summer to us already hahaha. I like your photo here. Happy weekend!

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VP said...

Strange light, beautiful skies...

James Mark said...

I don't usually add a comment this far down, but this is superb; tiny figure under a huge, dramatic sky. Great contrast in the scale.

Joy said...

That brings back memories! It's great being able to fly kites in Manila. Nice photo.

Hope to see you on Norwich Daily Photo soon. Have a great weekend!

Max-e said...

Hi Hilda, I like the way you capturered this. The kite flyer looks so small in comparison with the sky. Have a great weekend.

Irene said...

Lovely! And thanks for visiting!

Dee said...

It's beautiful! It's really good to know it's starting to rain in Manila. We were there last month and the grasses in our backyard were all dried up and brown. Hope it rains more, just enough to water the plants and trees, but not that many as to cause floods. :)

Have a great weekend!

Dave said...

a classic!

Alexander said...

Nice rich glow from the sun peeping through the clouds. Lovely.

Alexander
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