Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Many Sides of Fall: A Photo Essay

by Frank Villaneuva

The Fall Elements

The Abbey Promenade on an early morning in October 2013.

With the blue sky and lush green grass this photo could be mistaken as a hot summer day, but the trees seem to tell a different story.  They have been stripped of their blanket of leaves.

Look at the airplane screaming across the sky.
Snapped at 6:30pm, October 6, 2013.

The mixture of orange, yellow and brown leaves
nestled on a bed of lush green grass.

The fog on the hilltop.


Frank Villanueva, College-Four seminarian for the Diocese of Honolulu, and Fr. Ralph Recker, O.S.B., in front of Triple Falls, Multnomah County, Oregon.

Frank Villanueva is dwarfed by the cascading Multnomah Falls.

 Seminarians Experience Fall

Daniel Miller, Pre-Theology II seminarian for the Diocese of Boise, Idaho, smiles in the emergency room while waiting for stitches from a run-in with a goal post at a soccer game against Reed College.

Frank Villanueva, setter and coach for the MAS Guardians volleyball team, frowns after having to visit the emergency room from a fall he had taken at the Guardians first match against Deportivo Salem in 2012.

The Seminarians for the Diocese of Honolulu smile during the first winter snow in 2011.  (from left to right: Romple Emwalu, Ahn Vu, Hung Le, EJ Risinto, Frank Villanueva, Emmanuelle Del Castillo, Alfred Guerrero.  Front row: David Soares) 

The Hawaiian seminarians pretend to sleep under a tree at Mount Angel Seminary.  (back row: Emmanuelle Del Castillo, Ace Tui, Ahn Vu, Dario Rinaldi, front row: Frank Villanueva, Romple Emwalu)

Falling in Love with Seminarian Frank Villanueva's Parents, Joe and Judy

27-year- old Jose Villanueva wraps his arms around his 19-year-old girlfriend Judith Bandmann as the young couple poses in this 1958 photo taken in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jose is falling in love with this beautiful beach babe as the couple spends a day at Bellows Beach in Hawaii.

The young couple gets married at Holy Family Catholic Church in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 21,1958.

Joe and Judy Villanueva kiss at their wedding reception at a family home in Honolulu.

This kiss reveals the couple's unending love at the celebration of their 55th Anniversary at their family home in 2013.