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On Mums And Blogging

I love mums in all its different colors.  It’s one thing that I once attempted to grow in my garden but it didn’t survive.  It is a hardy flower though and need full sun and well-draining soil.

I actually bought this cluster in a pot and it was expensive but it didn’t last long.

My gosh, here I go again. Has it been really that long since I visited this site?  As usual I got more engrossed updating my main site Dreams and Escapes where I reached another milestone of total stats of more than that 500,000  last October 30, 2017. Presently, it registered a total of  500,426.  May I invite you all to visit it too? I posted a link here  that you can just click.

Thank you so much.

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Glimpse Of Heaven

Oh my goodness, I was busy keeping my main site updated that I clearly forgot to visit this blog for quite a while.  Shame on me.

I miss those times we used to go on road trips  and discover places. I miss those days just  driving around and seeing those beautiful and lovely views of the countryside. Since I got sick, my immunity has become a little low that I was afraid to go out in far places with so many people. I only go the malls when we do some grocery shopping and when I need to buy something for the family and for my grandson.  I have to always wear a face mask when I go out because of pollution outside.

I miss places like this, rice fields as far as the eyes can see.  It’s like a glimpse of heaven.

Good Morning

It’s been a while  since I updated this blog. I am more focused on my main blog Dreams and Escapes updating it almost every day that I clearly forgot to update this site.

Good morning everyone!

My Gardenia Blooms

 

These flowers used to be permanent fixtures in my small garden. I had the lone shrub for years and it produces such lovely white flowers  every year. Some months ago, the leaves slowly turned yellow then they dried up to brittle brown ones. This afternoon, my son and I decided to finally put it to rest so what is left now is a small stump  of the trunk.

My gardenia is gone. All I have left are random photos  of its flowers. Funny but I still could smell their heady scents from here.

 

Another Go With A Macro

It was one of those days when having fresh flowers in a vase would really perk you up. I wish I could also grow mums here but I think they need a colder climate than our hot, hot weather.  Most flowers like these come from the cold clime of Baguio City up north.

Trying Macro Shots

A few years ago, I tried my hand at macro photography, just ordinary photos. I found these colorful  Macopa growing in our yard and some Mangoes which my brother picked from our trees.

Macopa

 

Mangoes

Mangoes are in season now. They are best eaten ripe like this or you can also eat them green with a sprinkling of salt.  We enjoy Macopa too during summer. When it ripens, it will  just fall to the ground. Macopa is also a tropical fruit as is also known as wax apple.

 

Foliage

I have always been fascinated by the different colors of greens in our small garden.  I sometimes make it a point to take some shot of them when they are at their best. It’s been a while though since I took photos, my camera is not working well. I rely  on my camera phone and tab  for quick shots. Here are some foliage shots I took over the years.

My Eugenia plant

Every tip is colored orange when the leaf is young. I so love this. You can shape Eugenia anything you want.

San Francisco or Croton plant

San Francisco comes in a variety of colors and shapes. They are easy to propagate shrubs but you need to trim them so they won’t grow too tall.

An ornamental
pineapple plant.

I have this for quite sometime and I am still waiting for it to produce those lovely fruits to no avail.

I forgot the name of this water plant.  It grows as vine and so easy to propagate. You can even use it inside for vases.

This belongs to the family of those Taro plants you commonly see in gardens.

A mosquito repellent plant.  I  use it as grown covers too. When you want lovely foliage in your garden, this is it.

Regina Rosarii RICA

One of the best places we visited in  our road trips is Regina RICA in Tanay, Rizal. It is a place of prayer and worship and that 71-foot tall image of Mama Mary is one sure attraction of the place.

I love going on road trips. One learns a lot of things  when one visits religious sites like this.  Aside from the peace and quiet that it brings, it makes you think of your Maker and the wonderful life you have. Life is precious and it is more felt in those places where the lush green of the countryside abounds.

Regina Rosarii RICA

Blog Update

It’s been a while since I last posted something here. Been updating my main blog though  Dreams and Escapes regularly now. You can see it at the right corner of this blog.

I’ve been busy for a while and just forgot to update this site.  Hopefully, by the time I am done with my free limit at Dreams and Escapes, I would be able to update this blog regularly.  Here is something that I’ve tried experimenting with yellow  and white chrysanthemums on a plate of glass emerged in water. It’s not your usual flower arrangement  but they last longer.

Flowers are the nicest things to see aside from my small garden. I usually buy a bunch when we go to the wet market. It is cheaper that way.

Do you grow flowering plants too? What do you have in your garden?

When Friends Meet, Hearts Warm

Gosh, I’ve practically neglected this site. HAPPY 2017  to all.

Last Sunday, a few friends and I went to visit a member of our Catholic page at Facebook who is presently undergoing treatment for lupus. She was an OFW in Hongkong until more than a year ago.  Since she is  staying with his brother for a while, we went to visit her at her brother’s condo in  Pasig last Sunday.  It was my first time to see her although she has been a member of our   Apostles Filipino Catholic Community  (AFCC) for more than five years now.  It was a happy celebration of friendship – lots of laughter, exchanging stories about life and reminiscing about the early years of AFCC.

We took pictures of course and I am posting some of them here. My main blog Dreams and Escapes is almost full so I don’t want to post high-res photos there anymore.

We had breakfast together at the condo and Apol (the one in red) prepared  it for us.  she is still under medication but she looks okay now.

We had breakfast together at the condo and Apol (the one in red) prepared it for us. She is still under medication but she looks okay now.

 

Taking shots at the corridor :)

Taking shots at the corridor 🙂

 

Endless chats....

Endless chats….

 

The pool outside looks inviting.

The pool outside looks inviting.

 

And we had our shots taken at the balcony too.

And we had our shots taken at the balcony too.

 

The final shot....

The last shot….

 

Yeay, we can't get enough :)

Yeay, we can’t get enough 🙂

It is so nice to be with friends again catching up – the joy of meeting and celebrating friendship, the endless  and non-stop chatter and laughter all around. This is my first time to go out with friends since the start of the new year.

Hopefully, our next gathering for  close members of the page will be pushed through this year. I am looking forward to it.

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