We met this family in the mountainous area of Tamayong. We were passing by their home when a very hard rain caught us. The kind mother invited us to take a shelter inside their house. We took a nap for a little while but the rain lasted for several hours, giving us more time to bond with this family, especially the kids. I wanted to capture the innocence in the faces of these kids but Kevin just appeared quickly on the side. He’s not supposed to be in the picture but it made the shot more memorable.
We became friends with this family and gave them a visit every time we climb that mountain. After a while, they abandoned their home. Some sort of tribal war happened on their land. A year after that incident, we came back to that mountain and we met the kids on our way down. We visit them on their new home and it’s good to see them again, new place was really far though. 😉
While I was watering my plants this morning I saw this little room made of curled ginger leaf. I looked closely and there I saw my hairy little neighbor. She stands guard over her eggs covered with silk, sheltered and protected by this little round green room against too much heat, wetting, and predators.
Location: Toril/ Habitat: Garden/ Order: Araneae/ Common Name: Jumping Spider
This photo was taken a long time ago during our training course in mountaineering in the midst of Epol forest. This was one of the training challenge where we had to set up fire for cooking rice with a twist. We had to cooked it over the river and using resources that’s available only in the site. When it’s done, the training master will test the food. The rice should be perfectly cooked. We passed this challenge.
While roaming in my garden, I saw this bitter melon tendril beautifully hanging brightly against the light of a morning sun. Its thread-like structure and curls is a nature’s work of art. So I went back inside our house and grab a camera because this lovely thing deserves a shot.
Before the sun came up, we forced ourselves to get out from the comfort of our sleeping bag and tent, put on our head lamp, sip on some hot coffee, and made a quick ascend (at about 15 to 20 minutes) to the summit of the mountain. it’s still dark when we reached the top. we sat down into the ground and silently waiting for the sun to rise.
So that’s it. Sunny boy came up, and we greeted him happily. I usually said my prayers during this wonderful moment and time.
After devouring ourselves with the Lord’s wonderful creation, we went back down to the campsite.