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If there’s anything I would wished for this new year? Let me be a good gardener. Pretty please. Because the next time we visit Baguio City, I will bring home some of these pretty poinsettias. They’re so lovely. I just couldn’t take my eyes off them while we were visiting the gardens of Good Shepherd Convent.
Let me have the green thumb in order for me to give life to beautiful blooms such as these. I didn’t try to buy one because I’m afraid I might let it wither and die.
I content myself looking and taking them photos
We’re bracing a week-long super blustery days here on our end. Don’t know when this will end. I am hating this season. For one thing, it’s giving me headaches. My allergies has never been this worse.
Another thing, I’d like to keep our yard clean. The evidence that we had to sweep dried leaves everyday. We are making sure the whole yard is super free from leaves falling from the trees. Never mind that my palms are full of callus. We get satisfaction seeing it clean everyday.
Oh! Yes. One more thing why I am hating this blustery days? My garden’s turning brown. The weather’s too drying…
How I wished it to end.
What keeps me too much drawn to Baguio City is not actually the tourist attractions, but the beautiful panorama that seems never to change all year round. Blooming flowers and greens are over parks. Would you believe that sunflowers are aplenty on the sidewalks and on the slopes of a cliff. I believed they’re the wild variety of the sunflowers. The blooms are smaller, yet so ever radiant in yellows.
Visiting one park to another, pretty landscapes of flower beds will greet you just like here in the Good Shepherd Convent. Flowers and plants are nothing special. But, the cold weather makes those flora and fauna ever so pretty in the sense they all come alive!
They looked like plastics! Leaves are ever so green, flowers are ever so radiant in their colors!
Everything seems pretty all around. The reason why I love staying in the city. Oh! 3-5 days at the most please. Beyond that, I am gonna miss the heat in my hometown
I know. I know. Painting project is not yet finished. It’s almost, by the way. And my thoughts are in the garden. Since when? Yesterday.
As I tended my drying lawn (it’s the dry season here), before dusk yesterday, my thoughts are running wild into revamping the little corner of our small garden into something like this…
It’s a simple project consisting of colored stones arranged artfully to make it more appealing to the eyes. Few plants are simply placed to create a more natural look. Water feature cascading very slowly from above…looks refreshing. The only “want not” about outdoor faux waterfall zen-like garden is it invites a lot of mosquitoes at night. Dengue beware. Better think of a remedy.
I’m making a post about this so I would be inspire to start the project as soon as we’ve finished with the current one.
Plan. Plan. Plan.
because of too many long weekends that sends us spending one day or two taking the kids out to the city, we decided to just stay home last weekend. This is to give time for work that had been delayed because of commitments while others had not been started because of over procrastination.
So, as agreed upon, we tend the garden last weekend. Its a good thing that the kids helped out, and the task was finished before rolling makeup case in late Sunday in time for a family dinner at my sister-in-law.
Hubby thought this French-inspired window needed company. He perched few petite terracotta with cactuses and some odd shaped stones we picked from river beds. Too bad the cactuses were beginning to get limp and slowly wither away due to the dry weather.
The worn-out look of the window paint and the earthen color of the pots made music together, he said Hmmm, I ain’t hearing anything
My share for Wednesday Windows
and, Thursday Brownies
Rain has been hibernating for two weeks now. Except for occasional drizzle occurring in the afternoon, weather has been somewhat hot, hot, hot, again. The three kids vacated their rooms last night and asked me to let them sleep in our AREA 3 living room extension. There, they each grabbed their foldable cushions and spread them on the floor. And, had a good sleep with the airconditioning unit turned on until 8 this morning. Uh oh
Today, I am glad the kids has helped us with garden works. Trimming out the grasses, rooting out stubborn weeds and sweeping out dry leaves. Gardening gives us the time to have a good conversation and had the most fun splashing water. We ended up getting all wet. But it was much fun
These two garden adornment were key witness to the carefree laughs and endless giggles of the kids.
Sunday bliss it was.
Linking this post to Blue Monday, Red Hot Mondays, and Ruby Tuesday.
The downside of having a low-res point and shoot digicam? I meant to take a snapshot of this curtain I sewed in May, and I could hardly take a good shot of it. Not without taking shadowy shot instead and showing in silhouettes the lighted and sunny view of the outside garden…
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Bought those plastic planters last week, hoping we could do some gardening on the weekends but it’s been over a week now that the rain has continued to exert its fury soaking low lying areas in the metro and other areas here in the Philippines.
Good thing for me, I need not wait for the rain to stop and had the planters filled with black soil and have them planted with easy maintenance plants.
That was easy. I meant to put those at the veranda once they survived to “live”. Oh, please do. Don’t die on me…I need to see beautiful little blooms such as this…
Sorry for not exerting little effort on the name of this bloom. Sometimes, enigma remains on not knowing anything about certain stuffs, yet, beauty shines and we stood dumbfounded by all its glory.
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Happy morning. Woke up @ 5:30 am. Feeling good. Had quickly cooked for the lad’s school “baon” (packed lunch). And, while sitting in the couch sipping cafe latte and watching early news, I noticed how the overly shy sun is slowly creeping out of the grayish clouds in the eastern skies…
Been pouring torrents around here since, er, Friday…spoiling Sunday’s Father’s Day al fresco celebration, and, oh, been raining hard also on Monday, when the gov’t declared it as a public holiday to celebrate Rizal’s 150th birthday. Yesterday, slight drizzle went through as the day passed by.
A blessed day today, as the sun showers its first rays on our front lawn…
Thought of sharing how the gleaming cast of golden rays bathe our snow white mini cocoon…
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