Life at Kaligátan Farm, a country house-in-progress in a coffee farm in the Malaráyat foothills.
The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat
The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.
05 July 2011
July Bird of the Month
The Kingfishers are among the easier to spot in 1784: they sound distinct and are pretty noisy, and their brilliant colors always stand out among the greens. They're also among the few who have distinct local names for different varieties. Above, it is called Tigmamánuk, while the one below is Kasaykásay. The famous Marian icon from nearby Bauan is named Nuestra Seňora de Caysasay as local legend says the image was once lost and eventually found by a tree guarded by a kingfisher.