Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Mother Nature’s warning …


Yesterday was a(nother) beautiful sunny day on Bantayan island.

Then the clouds changed the path of their silent dance, as if threatening our little Paradise.. do you see what I see over there? a few hours later, we experienced the loudest rains and thunderstorms of the season. Someone’d been eating an apple, for sure!!!


18 comments on “Mother Nature’s warning …

  1. thejdgalz
    May 26, 2015

    Awesome blog! If you have time give my blog a peek too. #philippinesrepresent ✌

    • estelea
      May 27, 2015

      Thanks a lot 🙂 On my way to yours!

      • thejdgalz
        May 27, 2015

        Hope you enjoy it! And any tips will be much appreciated as I have just started this blog thingy 🙂

      • estelea
        May 28, 2015

        Your blog is really great! I love it, plus your pic are stunning 🙂

  2. anroworld
    May 26, 2015

    What a picture, I suppose weather there is very unpredictable and after a nice day can be a bad storm, or am I mistaken?

    • estelea
      May 27, 2015

      Actually it is more predictable than it looks… We learn to trust the weathermen and the pro websites. When the typhoon Hayan devastated most of the island a bit more than a year ago, people said that they did not want to believe all the warnings because the weather was so nice. No wind, nothing.. It is not like back home, when you see the bad weather coming. Here, if you don’t follow the cyclone tracks, it is very hard to imagine the radical change of weather. And the cyclones/typhoon season is looming 😛

  3. LifestyleswithLia
    May 26, 2015

    Love this photo! And your description is enchanting… Clouds doing a silent dance…
    Ah the apple???!!!!

    • estelea
      May 27, 2015

      This night in paradise, some Eve must had eaten an apple. THe snake saw it, and the tempest was sooo impressive 😛

  4. It’s like you’re living in Bantayan! I am jealous. 🙂 I hope your heart is growing fuller and fuller with all the happy memories you are making with your family. xx

    • estelea
      May 27, 2015

      Thanks dear 🙂 We are 70/30 Cebu and Bantayan now. My husband is posted in Santa Fe but the kids go to school in Cebu and I need to do stuff in the city too.. So we decided to give a try to the “Flexischooling”, i ll be their teacher in Bantayan at least a week a month, but they ll keep on with the regular curriculum (and socialization!) the rest of the time in Cebu… Let’s see how it works…

      • Ahh, that makes more sense now. I thought you were religiously making the journey to Bantayan every weekend. 🙂 I hope it works out great for all of you.

      • estelea
        May 27, 2015

        Salamat :))
        10 h back and forth every WE would have been a bit too much.. Come and visit 🙂

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  6. Amy
    May 26, 2015

    Beautiful scene you captured, Estelea! The clouds, wow!!

    • estelea
      May 27, 2015

      THanks a lot Amy! It was really impressive! You really feel that “something” is about to happen…

  7. Jennifer Nichole Wells
    May 26, 2015

    A beautiful calm before the storm. Love this shot! Thank you for sharing.

    • estelea
      May 27, 2015

      Exactly: the calm before the storm!… It felt too calm to last…

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