Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Evening Sun...


It did not rain for the last two days and I could feel the humidity returning to the atmosphere. After those long rainy days where the weather has been cool and wet, the warmth and humid day is sort of a welcome to the normalcy of living in the tropic. I sat at the Kopitian table and just while my mind away daydream for awhile and enjoy the peace and tranquility of my space. For the first time in the month I saw the ray of light of the evening sun that began to lower to the horizon. At this time of the year the sun would set slightly toward the southwest, which is on the left side of the front of my home; the time of the year when the southern hemisphere would be warm. Winter in the northern hemisphere mean countries south of the equator would have warmer weather with summer in Australia.

I continue to enjoy the afternoon with a cup of tea and then took a few snaps of the changing scene of my patio. As the sun began to set I could see the ray of the sun seeping through the space between the plants. With the help of a water spray I managed to capture the beauty of that light as it play with the trickle of water from the spray. It is just majestic to see the beauty of the light at that moment in time. This is the first time I had manage to photograph the play of the light as seen in the image above.

With those experiences in capturing that ray of lights I venture further and took more images of the sunshine at the other parts of my Serambi, the traditional part of my patio. In most traditional Malay houses there is always the Serambi, an out space that is independence of the main house. It is a place where one could sit lazily and enjoy the chat and yarn without disturbing those inside the house. It is a Malay idea of a patio but with a difference. When I did my renovation of my present home some years ago I decided to add a Serambi. The stairway as seen in one of the image above is part of the Serambi. The Serambi is now one of my favorite places to sit the traditional Malay way and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the space and at the same time get to watch the activities in my little garden out-front.

The front of my house is facing west and from the patio I could see the Petronas Twin Towers. In a way my home is with a view of the famous KL landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers, commonly know as the KLCC. On a normally day throughout the years I could watch the setting sun at all the placing it moves. Like now when it is winter in the northern hemisphere the sun would set slightly on the southwest making a distinct ray on my stairway toward the Serambi. When it is winter in the Southern hemisphere the sun would set at a northwest position. And some time in midJune the sun ray would shown direct into our living room and we had to closed the door to avoid the direct light. Indeed a fascinating sight to watch and wonder of the beauty of how the sun move or rather the earth tilted to create that kind of movement of the sun. The weather now is getting hotter and humid after the rain that had been poring for the whole of last month stop. That folks is my day.

Have a nice day.

4 comments:

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Such lovely artistic shots, Pak Idrus. It gives your house a dream-like quality. The rain has resumed and my garden is a swamp. Have a great Awal Muharram weekend, Pak Idrus and Makcik!

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and the good words on this posting. I am glad that you enjoy the images much as I had enjoy taking it.

As for the rain it is a season that we had to live with, so do accept it as it is and continue to enjoy it.

Have a nice day and take care.

louis said...

Hi Idrus,

My house, like yours, faces the West, and like you I observe the migration of the sun through the year as it looks in my window. That movement is very marked at this latitude and makes an enormous difference which blinds I have to close to keep the sunlight out of our eyes from month to month. My son once had a dog that used to follow the shifting patches of sunlight on the floor to bask in them in the winter.

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Oh! Ya! our houses faces the same direction, West. That is interesting. Like they say smart folks do think alike, only the fool differ eh!.

It is really interesting to watch the migrating of the sun from one position to another throughout the year. I am going to take images of as much positions as possible and blog about it positions when it is winter in Australia. It would surely be interesting images of the light at my front door and the other places.

Well, at least the dog do know how to enjoy the lights. Smart dog.

Have a nice day.