This is definitely going to be a long post. Crossing my fingers that blogger won't die on me again. T__T.
Yesterday, Karen and I had a half-spontaneous, half-planned trip to a nearby botanical garden. We were relying on the weather to make the decision for us. San Fernando city's botanical garden (I suppose it's my civic duty to promote our city) is a short, albeit steep climb up, trip from the town proper. If my memory serves me right, last time I was here was 1998 - so yeah, a decade and change.
The whole place is virtually a labyrinth of mini gardens. You'd be lucky if you can find a wide clearing. In most gardens, you'd have to enjoy the view (and take photos) from a stairway. But that's exactly the charm of this place. You'll never know which path you will be led to. The gardens are everywhere!
We didn't see a lot of flowers though we were too tired to see the orchidarium and the bromeliad section. Saving that up for later, I guess. Most of the varieties we saw are the non-flowering varieties, which all looked the same to my non-horticulturist eyes.
Wise words from Coco Chanel
Do you know this plant? The leaves fold up when you touch it. It's really fun to watch. I can't help touching this plant whenever I see one at Myk's place.
Kids in disposition. lol! :p Never too old for swings.
As you can see, a lot of people wished for love but missed. aww! Karen said the lottery pot was smaller. Why are they making it difficult for us to win the lottery?! I guess it's because the owners wanted people to wish for health and love and peace more. :p
Can't pose properly. Not enough time on the self-timer. Must get a remote.
It was akin to mountain climbing. My legs are still sore after all that walking. And I'm saying goodbye to those shoes as well. :'(
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