Photography 101: Landmark

The landmark in our town is the ancestral home of the first mayor of Tubod; Rufo Dela Cruz was one of the pioneers of our place. His house is located at the end of the street and next to the school named after him. His heirs made an effort to preserve Rufo’s home. Presently, the…

Photography 101: Water

At the mention of water, my mind goes to this place — Mambukal Mountain Resort, Negros Island, Philippines. It’s a place where the Negrenses and tourists alike  rejuvenate one’s spirit and get in touch with Mother Nature. There is so much water here. According to our tourist guide, a big mountain stream descends in a series…

#73 Blue Plumbago

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue? -James Montgomery-

#72 Niyog-niyogan

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow — this is what we usually call this medicinal shrub. Most rural folks use the fruits to deworm intestinal parasite,s and the leaves for skin ulcers and boils.  Some people plant this because of its vibrant and fragrant flowers, and refer to it with a pretty name — Chinese Honey Suckle….

#71 peach roses

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward

#68 Dwarf Santan flowers

These flowers brings so many childhood memories. I used to pick the prettiest clusters for an Ixora Jam, a preserve project of 5th grade Home Economics class.

#66 Minute weed-flowers

I learn more about God From weeds than from roses; Resilience springing Through the smallest chink of hope In the absolute of concrete…. ~Phillip Pulfrey, “Weeds,” Perspectives