Intoxicating perfume. Vivid colors of purple, violet, and mauve. Orchids of my childhood often made into a corsage or simply left as is adorning the dark bark of a [tamarind] tree. But, wait! It also comes in white! Like the Duchess of Alba–an albino sanggumay.
Side by side, they compliment each other. These are my botanical treasures. They look best after a night rain and a foggy morning. Truly jewels in the heart of the rainforest (or my front yard).
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“If you take care of a heart properly, with immeasurable patience, it will blossom like Sanggumay.” (I just made this up). Ha!