Sunday, August 16, 2009


When most people think of the Philippines, they think of the beaches. If only they could see the beauty of the mountains that surround me each day. They are a true gift from God.
This mountain is named "sleeping beauty." The Igorots call it that because its profile resembles that of a sleeping woman. Also, there are many waterfalls flowing from this mountains sides which the people here see as a symbol of birth and renewal of life, which is one of the most precious gifts of a woman.
The terraced sides of the mountains are planting rice, which is the staple diet of the people here. When the rice crop turns a bright yellow-green color, it is ready for harvesting.
-Melanie West Goes...Mountains.

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