I wish I would get to experience white Christmas… with that I mean I see snow in the surrounding. I have cousins and other relatives who are now working and or living abroad. From their mouth, I often hear them complain and say that they wish to be in the tropic at this specific season.
Mayon Volcano is making another headline worldwide. Despite the threat and danger of the eruption, people could not help but want to witness the natural grandeur of this volcano. It draws attention of the tourists who stick around neighboring towns to watch the “spectacular” eruption.
Here are some published facts about Mayon volcano.
Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines.
Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its almost perfect conical shape, Mayon is situated 15 kilometers northwest of Legazpi City.
On October 13, 2008 it was included in New7Wonders of Nature Top 10 list. However, it did not make the cut to the Top 25 finalists, giving way to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, another site in the Philippines.
In December 2009, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) raised Mayon’s status level to Alert Level 3 due to an increasing lava flow on the southern portion of the volcano and an increase in sulphur dioxide emission to 750 tons per day.
Below is the aerial view of the Mount Mayon and the map of the towns surrounding the volcano.
Enclosed also are photos before the eruption…
Then, last December 15, 2009 at around 8:47 in the morning… a video was captured by Asuseroako and published it in his YouTube account.
There are still more video footages you can checked in Asuseroako account.
I love my backyard. This is the fourth house we rented here in this side of the world. We have been here since 2006. When my husband took a job here, we had to move the whole family. We have not decided to buy our own house… eventually we will. We are still waiting for the right location. Hopefully this 2010.
Anyway, back to this 4th house. I just love the neighborhood. It is quiet… and our house is situated near the perimeter of the subdivision overlooking the rice field, mountain and water irrigation.
I am living in a country where there are only two seasons…the wet and dry…but in the province I am residing… We experience most of the dry season. It seems like rain clouds are always blown miles away and make the downpour elsewhere. This can be a good thing to some. But I am just one of the few oddball who loves rain so much. Yeah call it eccentric.
Yesterday and days before… It has been raining all day. I was so filled with happiness really. Like a child enjoying the pattering sound of the raindrops on our roof… the cold breeze and the wind that enwrapped me swiftly like an invisible cloak. For me, rain makes me still and enjoy life. It makes me go off from all the multi-tasking. The rain allows me to savor relationship with people that matter to me. It makes me relish and bask the beauty of life and the company of my family.
I do love sunshine… but I adore the rain more.