I just came from Art in the Park, an annual event held in Makati, which showcases artworks of young and upcoming artists. I bought myself a few paintings. The artworks displayed in the park were beautiful and expressed a lot of emotions but nothing could really compare with nature's work of art like this Tillandsia ionantha 'Mexico' in full bloom. Fiery in all respects.
I was watching this video when I thought of the concept of family. Family is the most fundamental social group where the members love each other and care for each other. I felt sad for plants because, unlike humans and animals, they can't have their own family.
I was wrong. Plants can have their own family and there is at least one family living right in my garden. I don't exactly know their surname but I do know each of them very well.
Meet the daddy.
He likes sunlight and enjoys the breeze of fresh air. He doesn't drink much water. He doesn't grow very big. He looks like a mini pineapple. When he is mad he turns red.
Meet the mommy.
Like the daddy, she likes sunlight too. She does not take a bath often because she might rot. She can hang upside down and this does not bother her. She can produce a beautiful pink or red inflorescence. She may look weird but daddy loves her still.
Meet the baby.
Baby got the genes of both daddy and mommy but I think more of mommy's genes.
Here's the portrait of this one happy family.