Green Eggs and Red Lemonade

Northwestern University Ecotourism Park and Botanic Gardens is one place in the city where I can have breathing space and keep my sanity intact. I so love it there especially when horticulturist Michael Calaramo, the park’s manager, is around. Gosh, I envy the guy! He knows by heart the scientific names of all the thousand species he nurtures there. I know at least two plant names — exotic and beautiful.

These might be Nepenthesis, omg, I forgot the next word!! Let’s just call them pitcher plants. They have something similar in Adams.There was a party when I last visited. My childhood friend Glenda Gloria, the veteran Ilocano journalist, was in town and I was going to meet her loves, veteran photographer Melvyn Calderon and Leona, for the very first time. It felt sort of dreamy seeing the place in a different light. Who else but Michael spruced up the wonderful place?Before leaving, Michael handed me fresh eggs with the compliments of the park. I forgot to ask if they had basil so I could have green eggs. I’m so weird; chicken meat give me allergies, but not eggs. Life gives us lemons, and cherries too, so we can make a cherry lemonade.

It’s the last day of the year. I wish you a better, more colorful 2012. Thanks to everyone for the continued support.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2011

4 thoughts on “Green Eggs and Red Lemonade

  1. tina..you are luckier this time around.remember when michael and i met in mmsu yoou said he was lucky because he already met me?i learn a lot from him on the small period of time .he sure knows his plants..he is soo knowledgeable young man.lucky you you got to visit the ecotourism park and botanic garden..this will be on my next agenda when i come home.

    • a little birdie told me Michael is so creative. i’ll surprise him some day. what’s your talent, Tita? as they say birds of the same feather flock together. it’s a small world, we meet people in a weird sort of way.

  2. my talent is not compiled in just one area.it is a little bit of this and a little bit of that.i am a master of none .

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