We toured a group of American ladies last January, three sisters who had lived in Bukidnon for a few of their childhood years, some 40 years ago. They came back to visit the places they had once called home. What was amusing was, though they enjoyed remembering their antics of their yester-years as we brought them around, they were very insistent of taking pictures of the rural countryside.. to the point that they would shout for the van to stop whenever they spotted a carabao-driven cart or a rice field being planted or even a huge tangle of telephone wires.. just so that they could take a picture.
Well, I have my own share of pictures taken from the rural countryside of this beautiful country we live in.. the Philippines. Sights that are typical of simple living and which do not seem to be disappearing any time in the near future:
These pictures were taken along the road from Cagayan de Oro to Manila. While some people take these scenes for granted, there are those who travel far and wide just to get a glimpse of life in the countryside. I always welcome the opportunity to see them, for it is in the simplicity of the scene that the beauty of the Philippines comes shining through!