It’s always there……

Just thought of comparing plants to us humans in some ways that I understand…

I love plants…I love taking care of them …Even if we only have a little space in our backyard to grow plants still I manage to grow some of them in pots….and it was so fulfilling…

When I was just a kid I tried to plant an apple seed at the back of our house coz my late Father would always tell me that whatever plant or seed you place under the ground it will surely grow…but then ofcourse he also told me that plants have certain characteristics that we should consider in order for them to survive….like how it will adapt to its climate, to its soil , to the quality of the plant itself etc….

Still I was so stubborn…I believed in what he said that whatever seed or plant you put into the soil it will surely grow…So I place an apple seed on the soil and observed it for days…Then something sprouted and I told myself that it was really a young apple tree… I told all members of my family not to cut it whatever happens but my brother told me that it isn’t an apple plant…He said we can never grow apple trees in our place because of our climate…apples only grow to places with cold climate… so he cut it much to my dismay…later on I realized that he was right coz how come I’ve never seen any of our  neighbors and our neighboring towns grow apples in their backyard…From then on I gave up in growing apples in our  backyard….

Plants are like us humans in a way….No matter how we try to blend with our surroundings, to adapt to other cultures in order to understand other people still we go back to the basics….Maybe some can change their whole persona and embrace the changes in them yet we can’t totally erase what’s inside us ….what’s inside us is permanent…it’s solid….it’s unbreakable…even if we deny it and claim that it’s no longer in us….in my humble opinion what or who we really are will haunt us for as long as we live….

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my first love…

This morning I was able to plant some euphorbias on some small pots in our mini- garden(since our garden is just “mini” might as well use “small” pots^^)…We used to have a bigger space to plant trees and herbs but now we only have a very limited space….And I truly miss gardening….It was actually my first love…..I remember the time when I was really consumed in doing this activity that I won’t mind not eating the whole day and the next day I got sick:)…..Ofcourse now I won’t do that anymore^_~”Bawal magkasakit!!!!”(Avoid getting sick because it costs too much being in the hospital nowadays)….Whatever we do it’s better that we do them in moderation….although when we were younger we don’t mind right?…but when we get older we do mind:)…..

.I got a picture of a euphorbia on google images and I wanna share it with you^^(although I know you are already familiar with them esp. us Pinoys yet I just find the picture so attractive:)…..and also I translated a poem of “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer in Tagalog….


Mga Punungkahoy

Makakakita pa kaya ako
ng ‘sang tulang ‘singganda ng puno…
“Sang punong ang mga uhaw na ugat,
sa tamis na daloy ng tubig ay nakayakap…..

Puno na sa Diyos ay tumitingin
at itinataas ang mga dahon sa pananalangin,
Puno na kung sa tag-araw
ay napapalibutan ng mga ibong, wari’y umaapaw….

Sa kanyang sinapupuna’y lamig ay nahimlay,
binahaginan pa ng ulang walang humpay….
Mga tula’y nakakaya ng ‘sang tulad kong dukha
ngunit Diyos lamang, ang sa puno’y makagagawa….

Lovely trees

TREES

by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

    • THINK that I shall never see
      A poem lovely as a tree.
      A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
      Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
      A tree that looks at God all day,
      And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
      A tree that may in Summer wear
      A nest of robins in her hair;
      Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
      Who intimately lives with rain.
      Poems are made by fools like me,
      But only God can make a tree.