Saturday Photo Hunt: Wild

This picture, taken by my cousin Tifosodibirra, was our ancestral home in the middle of our little wild forest. I grew up here. I have fond memories of climbing guava trees, picking coffee berries with my dad and ma, getting down and dirty on the slopes, getting dunked in the little canal that goes around the whole house (eeewww! but it was fun back then), playing hide and seek (boy, could we really hide in that forest without being found for hours!), hunting for snakes (i never did this one- only the bigger kids did so)… The list will go on and on and on.

Sadly, the house had to go down to give way to the new. I sometimes still dream of the old house.

28 thoughts on “Saturday Photo Hunt: Wild

  1. Ok, where was this beautiful home? It looks like you couldnt not love a place like that to grown up among!My photo is up too, please come and visit

  2. WOW – that is spectacular! I loved reading about your history with the home! take care and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  3. What a beautiful picture and a great description of the wildness that you found there. Sorry that the house is gone. So glad you have this photo and the memories to hang onto.

    Wondeful choice for The Hunt.

  4. Even though the house is gone, your memories will live on forever especially with a great picture like that to keep reminding you!

  5. That looks beautiful!

    My photo is up too. Please stop by my blog and have a look!!

    Have a nice weekend,
    I will exercise for comments!!

  6. Beautiful! It sounds like it was a great place to grow up. Sorry to hear that it’s no longer there, but you still have your memories of the place.

    Have a good weekend. 🙂

  7. That looks like it would be such a fun place to hang out! I’d be too scared to indulge in the snake hunting though. I’m glad it has brought you many happy memories.

    Happy Saturday!

  8. I love the house! Where in baguio is/was it?

    I remember the guava trees we used to have in our backyard and the countless hours we spent in its branches with nothing but a knife and salt. hehehe… those were the good ole days.

  9. I had to click on your picture to see it closer. I love it!

    You and I have picked the same template, by the way. 🙂

    Have a happy day!

  10. Thank you all for dropping by to see my SPH.
    Alternati, the house isn’t there anymore. It has been replaced my apartment buildings. *sigh* It may come as a surprise to you, but it is only about 10 minutes by foot from Session Rd. It’s along the road named after a general, near the valley where Mr Glenn becomes happy. Please just decode, hehe. 🙂

  11. A beautiful home. It must be a little sad now that it’s gone but I hope all the happy memories will keep it alive in your heart.

    Sorry for my late visit. Thanks for visiting me blog. Take care!

  12. Hey, did you get permission from the author to post that? LOL! I’m glad you shared my “lucky shot” with a few folks outside our intimate family circle. Looks like I’ll have to keep an eye on this blog…blame your big sis, Rav, for that! 🙂

  13. Tifo, the credit goes to you of course- see first line. Everyone loved your shot…
    Seems like you found my hiding place.. Been here all the time i was absent at the class… 🙂

  14. I’m quite impressed with your efforts, Chats! There seems to be a lot of creative blood in this family…what happened to me when they were passing out this stuff? I saw the acknowledgment early in the caption, and, of course, you had implied consent from yours truly…I don’t have quite as many memories as you, of course…just a month’s worth when I was younger (and had more hair on my head), and mostly of lunches and dinners around the big table. I’m just happy to have captured one final pic of the house before it truly became just a memory…

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