The Pink Trees

“Shower your soul with sunshine and smiles, and your heart will blossom with love for miles and miles.” – Melanie Miushigian Koulouris This is a Cedrela sinensis or Chinese Cedar. This is a narrow, upright shaped tree with stunning bright pink spring foliage. The leaves then matures to soft green. I saw this tree on…

Weeping Willows in the Gardens

“Allow yourself to bend like the willow in the wind, so that you will not break.” – unknown This is a willow tree at the Wilson’s Botanical Gardens. Thursday Tree Love

Rainforest in the Dandenongs

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” – Toni Morrison The Dandenong Ranges was a place where I had walks with my husband during weekends when the weather was great. The slopes of its hills are filled with trees and some hidden waterfalls. Living amongst the greeneries are some local birds and…

Tree of Life

“I am at home among the trees.” – J.R.R. Tolkien There won’t be any shortage of Coconut Trees in the Philippines as it is one of the top exports of the country. The coconut is popularly known as the “Tree of Life” because of the variety of products that comes from this tree. Aside from…

A Tree in Mornington

“To climb a tree is for a CHILD to discover a new WORLD.” – Froebel, Education of Man 1826 This is an ordinary tree in the centre of Mornington, Victoria. But what is special about it, is its seemingly outstretched arms welcoming the kids to climb its branches. Tree climbing is not an normal sight…

A Trip to Misty Tagaytay

“In nature, nothing is perfect And everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, Bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker A bit of back story for this Thursday Tree Love post. This tree can be found in Tagaytay which is located in a mountain ridge in Batangas (a province in the…

The View from the Top of Petrin Hill

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius It was the way up and the way down Petrin Hill that was a struggle. The Funicular wasn’t working that day so Jack and I had to walk all the way. But the view from the top made…

Umbrella Trees in Rome

“I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” ― Louise Dickinson Rich  Rome is known for the beauty of its architecture, its churches, its many fountains and its incredible food. But another thing Rome is known for, is its iconic stone pine trees known…

Tree-lined Promenade in Burgos

“Trees teach us to extend our branches and explore our potential, given our roots are strong.” – Vijaya Gowrisankar In the historic centre of Burgos, Spain, you will find this shaded tree-lined promenade, known as The Paseo del Espolon. We only had a few hours to spare in our tour, so Jack and I decided…

Red Benches and Trees of Lugano

“Trees are poems that the earth writes across the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran Lugano Lake…named after the beautiful city of Lugano is shared by Italy and Switzerland. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is surrounded by mountains. Here are some benches overlooking the lake on the tree lined promenade…

Autumn Glow

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte This photo was taken some few weeks ago. With the sun directly shining on it, it seems like it’s on fire. But now the leaves have fallen and all that is left is the bare tree trunk. But it speaks of…