This is the end of our rainy season, but that doesn't mean we are free from strong typhoons, especially now that our climate is trully changing for the worst. Today a very strong typhoon just wrecked havoc in the northern part of Luzon, with a lot of areas suffering from floods, thousands of families rescued from their water-laden homes, some lives sacrificed. I was in the province last weekend with fortunately weaker winds. I came back to Manila last Sunday night (last night). We in Metro Manila got only Signal No. 2, which also gave lots of water/flooding, causing closure of classes in all levels. My plants outside the 5th Floor Window are now in quarantine inside the room, as the winds might still blow them away.
Jasminum sambac gives wonderful scent in the garden
a hoya flower
Hoya buotii purple corona inner lobes for Ruby Tuesday
a bitter gourd leaf, Momordica charantia
a butterfly on Duranta repens, its favorite nectar plant in my garden