The second untimely occurrence was a strong typhoon Nina, whose center passed at the islands beside our town. That makes us also very vulnerable and most of our fruit trees were destroyed. Fortunately, it passed at daytime, so we were able to make some corrections, like removing water from the terrace. All of us helped alleviating destruction in the house, but plants in the garden suffered a lot. My hoyas and hippeastrum were toppled down and thrown away. I immediately retrieved the pots and thrown away plants . They suffered a lot of stress and setbacks.
The results are inadvertently not favorable. My vacation seems too short for me to do all the required tasks for the garden. I even wasn't able to get even just one picture of a butterfly!
Hippeastrum and caladium pots are scattered on the ground, leaves broken
even the hoyas at the background are thrown to distances with broken stems and leaves
hoyas scattered on the ground, far from where their former places
This scene of scattered plants and debris made me so confused what to do first, where to start in putting things to order.
Coconut leaves, tree branches and a lot of things were scattered on the streets. It was total chaos.
Thanks to the immediate response of these young men, equipped with sharp and strong bolos to cut the big trunks and branches on the streets. Above is a big branch of our mango tree.
Epipremnum pinnatum attaching on the mango tree trunk fell with the tree.
Epipremnum pinnatum inflorescences.
It took 2 days for my nephew and sister to clean the leaves from the roof drains. There still are lots of dirt sticking outside our walls. There still are lots of scattered things, plant debris on the streets and gardens, but they will eventually decay and be part again of the environment. I thought the spiders and insects will not be a part of my garden for a longer time, but they were able to build their webs faster than us. The butterflies are already there flying again when the rains stopped. These creatures are trully incredible. Nature really is awesome, fascinating!