Archive | January 2011

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

It’s Wednesday. The  sun briefly showed its face this morning then it hid the whole day behind the clouds.  It’s a perfect time for gardening.  I haven’t done any weeding for the last few months but this morning I joined hubby and my son (who’s day-off falls on a weekday) to trim the overgrown carabao grass.  I’ve missed this activity, digging your hands  in the dirt and just  letting time pass slowly while you are busy pulling out stubborn weeds lodged in between the Fukien tea plants.   There is something so soothing and so peaceful  while you are in a garden, a  serenity that you cannot find somewhere else.

The foot path is clearly visible now.    The problem with carabao grass is that you have to trim it at least once every month,  every three weeks at the most or else you’d be left with tangled weeds which looks a little bushy.

Then I found these little flowers growing side by side with our Bromeliads,  Vinca and Yellow Iris.   I actually miss the profusion of flowers here. Everything is almost green now except for this lovely Bougainvillea which we are growing as a shade for  the  grotto.

Then I remember this quote, was it from E.E Cummings, “the earth laughs in flowers.”

Something Wonderful

I was packing for our trip back to Manila when my daughter shouted, “Mama come quick, bring your camera.”   And I thought we’ll have our usual family shots when they pointed at a beautiful creature perched on one of the  blooms in front of the house.

“Oh, Oh, what a beauty!” Thank God for small miracles.  You make everyday a happy one for me!

2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 30 posts. There were 46 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 82mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 2nd with 48 views. The most popular post that day was An Eye-Catching Rain Lily.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, arlene1027.multiply.com, weblogs.com.ph, en.wordpress.com, and google.com.ph.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for how to get rid of ants in your garden, oregano, mayana plant, trees with orange flowers, and mayana leaves.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

An Eye-Catching Rain Lily June 2009

2

At The Heart of Manila Seedling Bank May 2009
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How To Get Rid of Ants In Your Garden May 2009

4

Flame Trees May 2009

5

It’s Simply Called Mayana June 2009
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