Thursday, August 1, 2013

King's Mantle

 King's Mantle, Bush Clockvine, Thunbergia erecta

A West African native, King's Mantle is a herbaceous perennial climber that grows as dense shrubs.  It can grow up to 6 feet, prefers moist soil but can tolerate some drought, and it does better at partial shade.  This is one of the flowers at my aunt's garden in Antique.

The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most awakened souls. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Linking to Floral Friday Fotos

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SM by the Bay/Signs

I've been busy and was out of town.  I suffered a bad cold when I got home--the weather has been crazy lately.

I was at this park in early July.  It's a row of restaurants and cafes, a giant Ferris Wheel, carnival rides, a zip line, fountains, a park and a long stretch of sea wall facing Manila Bay.  SM by the Bay is a popular place especially when it's hot and humid---it's the best place to enjoy the cooler breezes while having a beer and pizza.  Located at the back of the SM Mall of Asia,  the Port of Manila and the famous Manila Bay sunset can be viewed from this park.

Linking to Signs, Signs

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Two colors of gumamela/hibiscus I spotted at a parking lot near the Manila Ocean Park.  Hibiscus is a pretty common flower here, we usually take it for granted.  I'm glad somebody took time to plant these flowers in the parking lot.

“Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us.    Being happy isn't having   everything in your life be perfect.   Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things.”  ~ Ann Brachares