Friday, August 27, 2010

Home, sweet home

Home, sweet home
All I ever dream for and beyond
Heart pounding, pulse rising
Contentment overwhelming the being

A sense of peace
The wonder of believing
that dreams do come true
The astonishment of seeing
that they really do

Once again I’m a small child
with wide open eyes
sparkling and shining like two stars
on the open sky of my happy face

A free spirit, a dreamer, a believer
Devoid of past and future
Honoring the present
Enjoying the magic jiffy
Counting blessings
Accepting the good

Home, sweet home
It is nice to be home

© Gabriela Abalo

Written for Magpie Tales – #29

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Painting the world

I want to paint the world with lively colors, full of hope and understanding.
I want to brush away all conflicts, global warming, sadness and unkindness
I want to inspire confidence, trust, freedom and creativity
I want to paint all the unseen things so that the rest of the world can enjoy their beauty
I want to brush away the general indifference and unconsciousness
I want to surprise the world and shake it for as long as it’s needed.

I want to paint what I see and how I see it while I travel through life.

© Gabriela Abalo

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The pics on this post are part of the photos I’m taking for my photography course (the one I started two weeks ago). The set I’m presenting here were taken at the Parque Rodo, a very popular park located on the shore of Rio de la Plata in Montevideo. This park was built around 1900 and its main attraction is its permanent fair.
Through my pictures I’m trying to show a different perspective of the park, the things that usually go unnoticed… but to me they constitute a very important factor of the magic surrounding the park.
I’m experimenting as a photographer, I’m having fun, learning from others while making my own rules… the pictures may not be amazing but they are a true reflection of how I see things…

This is my exploring journey, my opportunity to leave my ego behind so I can fully enjoy the experience of unveiling the world from a different perspective.

All pictures were taken with a wide angle lens fixed at 18mm, which for me was (and still is) a big challenge, as I love to use my macro and zoom lenses. Using this lens forced me to come really close to my subjects and therefore become more attentive of what I really wanted to express through the picture.


I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
~Albert Einstein

The dreaming frogs of the park. Which usually go unnoticed...

Bringing life to a stone dog...

When you really look you will see that everything is alive...

Stone feet... created to stand for eternity

A picture of a picture... and much more.

It looks as if Gardel wants to join us once again

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by
looking up something and finding something else on the way.
~Franklin P. Adams

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Brown moments

Brown talks about permanence, consistency and approachability.
It whispers about Mother Earth and connects us with her.
Browns give us a sense of feeling safe, neat and wholesomeness…

Some of my awesome browns life moments:

A monkey iron sculpture at a Lusaka craft market… I love the way the monkey is seated,
overlooking the whereabouts of the market activities.

The small guy that takes care of my kitchen garden…
he lights his lamp every night… then magic begins...

A small flower getting ready to nourish mother earth with its seeds…

A splendid pedicure :)

Their chest is so beautiful and meaningful… you can find them at 3,260 m high in the Simien Montain – Ethiopia

Our Rhodesian Ridgeback dog…

One of the castles at Gondar – Ethiopia

Time for a traditional coffee? Directly from its original place…

Dry season in the African bush

Undressing for the season… ;)

© 2010 Gabriela Abalo

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