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.

16 October 2011

Rain and Shine

It's one of my most favorite times of the year to be in the farm. Although there are hardly any fruits in season at present, the gardens and the plants are at its most gorgeous! The heavy rains are always followed by clear days with heavy dew on early windless mornings. The light the sunrise brings makes nature glow with a warm and calming ambience.

The haze is not from a filter but instead, moisture on my lens after removing the cap on a cool, damp morning.

And it's the ferns that relish this weather the most, of all the plants in the gardens. I think it's this time when they are the most prolific, with practically most of the ferns successively bringing forth new crosiers (left), the coiled tips that would eventually unfurl and become the amazingly-diverse variety of fronds (the fern "leaves"). On this photo, it's interesting to see a crosier, a mature frond stalk (the dark brown in the middle) and a young frond stalk (the light green on the right).

Apparently a Mircosorum variety

Microsorum punctatum "Grandiceps"

An unidentified variety

An Asplenium variety


  1. I love all the photos, but I especially like the first two pics.... I can almost smell the rain :-)

  2. Thanks for the compliments! Hope you could all come and visit soon. After some weeks, the season will change and the gardens will look different altogether, still nice but in another way. It's the mist-shrouded mornings that are my favorite time of year.

  3. Lovely, lovely place. So tranquil.

  4. Thanks, Asun! I hope to have you over in the farm in the near future :)