I had a two-day blank canvas waiting to be painted on, thanks to holidays and freedom. Last year, I wanted this to be the weekend that I go out of the country, alone. That didn’t happen for reasons happening next month. So I settled down with barangay Sirao and its celosias and cool breeze. Not bad at all!
Blog posts and selfies went viral, including that one disheartening post showing people leaving trash and consequently, ruining the flowers. I mean, I wish I was that one blog post that went viral, but since I’m a hermit who shies away from crowded places, of course, I wasn’t. And of course, I’m only blogging about this now. Thankfully, I’m the only one keeping tabs on imaginary deadlines.
The flower farm has started anew, there are now 1-2 feet baby celosias lined up in 4 rows. I wasn’t quite underwhelmed, since I knew what to expect. It’s not some magical lavender fields in Provence, nor does it compare with the Dutch tulip fields. But, it’s a start. If the owners decide to grow more than 4 rows of them, it’ll definitely be on par with those I’ve mentioned.
Even though, they said that they sell them around Cebu, I haven’t really seen these in the market. It’s hard not to recognize them, as well! They’re bright and vibrant, flame-like flowers of yellow, orange, magenta and red.
Aside from the flower garden, you can also enjoy a fresh view of the mountains with a variety of fields. May it be corn, more flowers, or rice.
V nice foreground, thanks me. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
There are also some funny rocks, wherein, if you took the right angle, it’ll look like you’re on top of the world. This one looks like that cliff from Lion King, or Little Mermaid:
On point! Theo only needs some clam bra, a fin, splashing waves and dramatic red hair that doesn’t get ruined by water.
This was the view of the garden from down the hill.
You wouldn’t think I was crouching at this photo. It’s all about the angles, friends!
The Sirao flower farm is approximately 30 minutes away from J.Y. Square, Lahug via habal-habal (motorbike). You may also use a private car and drive up the Transcentral Highway. Our trip consisted of the Sirao garden, peak and Temple of Leah and it costed us, Php 250 each. The ride to Sirao isn’t as scary as going to Tops. Rarely had those 45 degrees slopes and the cool breeze was quite nice.