Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
There’s not only the sweeping view of the mountains to enjoy, but also the different species of flora along the trails. I take pleasure in stopping by and taking snaps of the lovely flowers and odd-shaped plants. Even sometimes when I walk down the streets, some brings beautiful memories.
Disclaimer: This is not an attempt at photography, although I want to be better at it. Reasons, I know. But I really love taking snapshots and enjoy viewing it after some time, it strengthens my memory.
Like they said, a picture can speak a thousand words. It might not tell the whole story, but like flowcharts or mindmaps–it can spell out or explain concepts, events and processes easily in less time.
Here’s another usefulness and I learned this trick from a friend: taking pictures helps in recalling details. For example, it helps me figure out exactly the time we reached point A and point B by checking the .jpg/.png files’ date & time it was taken.
And most importantly, photos can serve as souvenirs of my good days – something to look back when I get older, or rather to look forward to and say something like “Ahhh, what a wonderful life in a beautiful world”. Priceless.
Here’s my photo collection:
The balloon plant are green hairy ball flowers, a popular ornamental plant for florist . They are a food plant for caterpillars. Reminds me of pufferfish, just saying.
Makahiya. Like a child, I love watching these small and shy leaves close when touching it. “Mimosa pudica is a creeping annual or perennial herb often grown for its curiosity value”.
Wild orchids of Mt. Madjaas
Graceful in Red @ Siargao
and there’s yellow..
Burnt Bayabas @ Sirao
Wild Berries of Mt. Apo.
I walk through them by the streets. Watching them close and take pleasures
They are in amusement parks like in Disneyland.
Yellow weed mini-flowers.
Some palm trees have fruits like a carved wood. Taken at Bojo River.
Bend but not break. Papaya version. On the way to Lambug beach from Osmeña peak
Wonderful torch-shaped wildflower
Somebody had thrown a plastic bottle along the trail. LNT @ Mt. Pinatubo.
Yellow or peach at Babag
Gumamela, yellow and blooming.
Pretty in red.
or a little heart-shaped
Lilies. “Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.” – John Ruskin
The red mouth of the carnivorous pitcher plant 😉
Pitcher plants are seen a lot in Mt. Madjaas esp. on the knife edge ridge
I see love everywhere, along the trails or down the streets or up the skies. Poetry in Nature.
Younger pitcher plant.
Reddish and brownish pitcher plants
Found along the trail. Ginger Flower also called as Siam Tulip (Curcuma alismatifolia). One day, you will be my wedding bouquet flower :)) (No Copying Allowed)
A color amongst the greens
Schima brevifolia at Mt. Kinabalu.
Smell the fragance
Violets along the wooden steps at Kinabalu.
Ohhh Katchubongsss, plenty of them in one blooming tree! Near Lake Balinsasayao.
Flowers do cry.
Trees are shades and sometimes umbrella mushrooms reminds you of them. Clinging on a dying tree.
Leaves like flowers. With Mt. Dulang Dulang at the background.
A couple of orchids along the trail of Osmeña peak.
Osmeña Peak, Cebu.
Near the boulder trail in Mt. Apo
The wild stawberry trail food in Mt. Mayon
Barely noticeable when walking on a meadow.
Growing near the falls of Budlaan.
If you look closer, they are beautiful.
Lantana Camara or “Utot-utot” flowers, a common sight in the hills.
Extra-large onion leaves in Lantapan, Bukidnon.
Peeking inside, checking if there are any dead flies.
Another snap of the pitcher plants of Mt. Madjaas
Ants with them.
The thorny palms of Mt. Panamao
and then withers
There is a garden of cucumbers under the sea! But look who’s watching over them. Sea cucumbers are marine animals btw.