#35 young Durian leaves

People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. Plato

#31 cactus on the stone fence

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on…

My version of Fiddlehead salad

I haven’t had Paku salad in more than four years so I was eyeing the fiddlehead ferns at my mom’s garden for months. However, she said no; she planted the ferns for an ornamental purpose and not for a gastronomic whim. Awww…. When market day came, she bought two bundles of fiddleheads from her “suki” greengrocer. Though there are…

Grape vines

John 15:1-8 King James Version (KJV)  1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken…

Sugar apple

Psalm 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV)   1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  3And…