Friday, January 20, 2012

Revisited

35 kilometers away from our home is our small farm situated in the middle of a rice field. I've been quite busy as a hands-on mother of 2 and a working mom as well and having my own small garden at home to take care of, we hardly ever get to visit the farm. Since my parents live closer to the farm, my father spends much of his quiet time in the farm with the caretaker as he is fond of taking care of the chickens, looking after the mango trees and the fishes in the pond.  The last time my husband and I together with the kids were able to visit the farm was last summer of May 2011.
Farm in the middle of rice fields

I was always fascinated by this Flame Tree in bloom planted along the sides of the streets on the way to the farm. Thanks to my husband who was kind enough to pull over the vehicle so I could take a shot of my favorite tree as the flowering season of this Delonix Regia is only during summer, that is April to June in the Philippines. For me, the dense orange flowers make the tree virtually attractive.The flowers were so striking that when it started to lose its blooms, the streets were carpeted with deep orange to apricot colored petals. I was so tempted to gather the petals and strew them back home in my garden.
Delonix Regia

As soon as we arrived, kids excitedly went fishing in the pond as they always looked forward into this activity. As promised by their grandfather, all the fishes caught by them were grilled and served for lunch in addition to the menu. At the end of the meal, freshly picked ripe mangoes were always best for dessert.
the fish pond surrounded by mango trees

kids love to go fishing in the pond



8 comments:

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

the vastness of rice field is always delightful to see....

hardinars said...

@ Bangchik and Kakdah: I was facing west side of the field when I took the shot and the sunset was a sight to behold that I also took a shot of it...

Donna@GWGT said...

Looks like a beautiful place to take the kids. So much nature for them to appreciate. Lovely images, too. The first image, even though it is in a rice field, looks so similar to one I could take on the farm. What a coincidence.

TheGardeningBlog said...

Lovely photos!

The Sage Butterfly said...

I can see why you love this place...so serene and beautiful!

hardinars said...

@ Donna: The carriage? Indeed, it's very useful in the farm. My cousins and I used to ride on a carabao drawn carriage when we were still little kids and it was fun!

@ TheGardeningBlog: Thank you!

@ SageButterfly: Yes, the sound of the wind blowing and the birds singing are just so relaxing and calming.

Plant Chaser said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful farm visit? Just 35 km? I would visit more often. Looks like such a relaxing place.

hardinars said...

@ Plantchaser: Yes, I wish I could visit more often...

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