Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Therapy with Plants

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday

How many things plants give us, let us count the ways: 
they provide leisure that breaks the monotony of living, 
cool our surroundings and freshen the air we breath, 
they provide shelter and company, they talk and sing. 

Find time, go to the green world, the fields and mountains,
down the valley, along the stream, under a large tree,
unload your worries and cares, even for just a day,
free yourself and cease to be rue and unhappy.

Pick the fruits before they fall, wonder at the leaves too  
in autumn, just as you wonder at the buds in spring;
how they reach for the sky, their roots deep and spreading,
if they enjoy this freedom, what else are we missing? 

 Harvesting cowpea
Propagating bamboo by cuttings   
On-the spot painting in a botanical garden; playing in a bamboo grove. 

 Getting to know the Papyrus, material of the first paper in Ancient Egypt. 
                       Wonder on the secret of nangka, biggest fruit in 
                      the world, and one of the most prolific orchard tree.  
 Measuring the girth of a big tree
Studying plants the scientific way. ~

UST Botanical Garden. On-the-spot painting by the author

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