Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A sheltered life

The massive Acacia trees in front of the Lazi church right across the San Isidro Labrador convent in eastern Siquijor have these immense canopies that practically shelters the whole expanse of road. One can't imagine which is older, the convent or the trees but I suspect the trees were there way, way before anything else was around. Oh, the stories these really old behemoths can tell. I bet they will speak of countless people who've seen the coming and going of the seasons, of mystical tales and "rural" legends.

9 comments:

Ferdz said...

Ang gaganda nyang mga Acacia trees na yan. Di sila nakakatakot in contrast to those balete trees. Gusto ko sanang kunan yan ng ganyang angle pero di ko makuha yung ganyang effect.

Photo Cache said...

i like your perspective here. it creates dramatic result. fantastic.

lagal[og] said...

mga bai! thanks for the comment. the trees are spectacular and not at all scary as ferdz commented. siguro, ang tatanda na nitong mga ito. i won't be surprised if they're double the age of the church.

Sidney said...

Wow! What impressive trees!

lagal[og] said...

sidney, i thought so too. they're just so well spread out, even with an ultrawide lens, it's pretty hard to capture their huge canopies.

carlotta said...

such a magnificent tree!

lagal[og] said...

carlotta, i do agree! even with an ultrawide lens, the canopy goes from edge to edge!

Bong Yabes said...

awsome!

this one can bring out the child in you and say, "parang gusto kong maglaro at umakyat ulit ng puno."

hmmm... bakit hindi.

lagal[og] said...

why not bongsky? basta magtabi-tabi po, sabay karipas pataas. seriously, the trees are really beautiful as they are massive. gives you hints on how old they are na.

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