Monday, August 22, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday # 33: Golden bamboo

@ mirandablue
A foliage of golden bamboo at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City.  Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the planet, and has cultural and economic significance not only in the Philippines but in Southeast Asia.  It has a potential to preserve the forests, contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, provide food, livelihood and a versatile raw material. Bamboo also plays an important role in the Philippine creation myth.  Legend tells that the first man, Malakas (strong), and the first woman, Maganda (beautiful), each emerged from split bamboo stems. :p


21 comments:

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Wow, beautiful bamboos! These are one of my favorite trees (or grasses?). Bamboo is classified as grass, right?

Francisca said...

I really really like yellow bamboo and have been keeping my eyes open for an interesting shot. You beat me to it, Luna!

[So we are both fearless eaters... great! It doesn't mean I LIKE everything, though, and I won't eat something a second time that didn't please the palate! You could be absolutely right about the pork chops; I really have no clue! Check back tomorrow, maybe Kaori will tell us. ;-) ]

Luna Miranda said...

me, too, Francisca. i would try something out of curiosity. good thing i don't have a delicate stomach.:p

Luna Miranda said...

hi, Charlene. yes, bamboo is a fast-growing grass.

Shaheen said...

Very striking, like natural fire coming from the ground.

nattsyrransphoto said...

Wow, this is really cool!!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Bamboo is an amazing product. I love my bamboo chopping board and spoons. Your photo of this clump is beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great legend. I've seen bamboo before and know a little about it, but this is the loveliest stand I've ever seen -- it just glows!

chubskulit said...

I love how you captured this one.


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Eden said...

Beautiful image.

Mirage said...

golden nga! we have lots of bamboo around our home in cavite...aliw panoorin magsway pag malakas hangin...

Tess said...

What a beautiful shot! the bamboo proudly standing high and tall!

Cheers and blessings,
Tess @life is beautiful

Denise said...

A superb photo. I love the look of bamboo.

Marlene said...

I'm from Davao but I've been to Phil Eagle just once. Shame on me! We had a little house before which floors were made of bamboo. I liked it in the countryside.

lina@home sweet home said...

Nice info about bamboo.
Lovely shot!

engagement rings said...

Like the way you capture the bamboo plant!

rofi@mobil keluarga terbaik di Indonesia said...

Bamboo is very useful plant. It can be used to create many things.
Great shot!

Mika said...

Oh the bamboos! I like your photo, it's centered and the bamboo looks like in the middle of the garden, a good focal point.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful shot, and I love bamboo for the versatility of uses with them.

Kim, USA said...

Speaking of bamboo that is what we need to roast pig before Winter comes hehe. ^_^

MYM

Vi said...

We used to have a bamboo tree here at home but it destroyed most of the flooring of our house so my dad had to cut it down :(