This line has been engraved in my mind as my father loves to repeat this to us. When I saw this scene and as I was taking this photo, I remembered that line.
It saddens me when I hear in the news that trees had to be cut down to give way for commerce. I don’t think that it is the only way, Ayala has done a wonderful job of having this tall skyscrapers but still has much greenery with parks and trees lining up the streets. This is a great concept of mixing the cold, hard concrete structures and the soft, relaxing greens provided by the trees. Children like those in the photo have a place to go to play and be aware of nature and hopefully instill in them the love for it with the memories they had when they were young.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Photo taken at Legaspi Active Park with Canon EOS 600D 18-135 kit.