Monday, July 31, 2017

Plants of Guimaras Island

Make Me a Song in Nature's Garden 
Dr Abe V Rotor
Make me a song, each flower a tune, each tune a melody,
in the stillness of the sea in calm or laughter in its tide;
make me a song among the flowers that bring in the rainbow,
the cadence of the rising sun, the flutter of the butterfly, 
make me a song in the shadows of the mangrove, its mirror
of heaven, dropping confetti and making ripples now and then,
make me a song of the mists that gather into dewdrops,
of clouds coming down as shower or fog that shrouds like veil
the landscape, in gentle transformation of another day - 
and another, ad infinitum in the march of time - 
and I, I am but a passerby, yet brevity is the essence of all.
Red kalachuchi (Plumera rubra)

Corazon de Maria (Caladium bicolor), Fancy caladium (Caladium humboltii) 
 Euphorbia (Euphorbia splendens); Pandakaking tsina (Ervatamia divaricata)
 Water plant (Philodendron hastatum);  Tiger hemp (Sanziviera zeylanica)
 Fire tree (Delonix regia)
Mayana (Coleus blumei); Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Doña Trining (white) - Mussaenda philippica; 
Doña Aurora (Mussaenda philippica var aurorarae)
 Lantana (Lantana camara)
Yellow  gummamela (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis); Red gummamela (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
 Variegated gummamela (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis); Gummamela (Hibiscus schizopetalus)
Lobsterclaw (Heliconia acuminata); Garden asparagus (Asparagus officinales)
Anahaw (Livistonia acuminata); Powderpuff lily (Haemanthus multiflorus)
Beach hymenocallis (Hymenocallis litoralis) / Spider lily (Crinum asiaticum)
Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)
Ripe fruits of pandakaki (Tabernamontana pandakaki)
Close up of intertwined roots and vines of liana.

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