Look at what greeted us in Nuvali after a year of being city-based:
Ligaw na sitaw! This just grew in the wild.
This is our papaya tree out front, now bearing fruit:
Perfect for tinola, I’ve been told. This tree was not even an inch high a year ago.
Was also nice to see our ivy slowly making progress in covering our front garden wall…
…And our passion flower vine climbing all around the trellis:
The flower of this vine is so lovely. Here’s a pic from last year:
One thing I miss about living in the South is the abundance of fresh flowers. These are my neighbor’s purple blooms by the sidewalk:
The Green Ribbon is also in much better shape now, although personally I’d still prefer to leave it a little wilder or less manicured.
All in all, Nuvali is getting greener and greener — which is its promise after all. I just hope the management is ready to hire grasscutters round the clock, especially with the coming rainy season!