Thursday, July 03, 2008

Beauty can spring from the mud


Gumamela or Hibiscus is the photographic cliche of tropical flowers. But this bloom is more than a cliche. It is significant for it blossomed in a mudpacked garden in Iloilo City on the first sunny day after Typhoon Frank. Iloilo is a city heavily damaged by muddy floodwaters when the typhoon passed north of the city last June 21.

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