Planning to Retire Soon!

If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree


My daughter is mesmerized by trees and loves to paint them. She requested I sent her close-up shots of my huge trees here in my Gardens at Chateau Du Mer. All I can think of are my two Ylang-Ylang trees, one tamarind tree, one bangkal tree, several mango trees and more than ten talisay trees near the beach. They are not colorful at all and are very common, so I am posting a picture of the Eucalyptus Rainbow tree and a video instead. I hope she will get inspired viewing the rainbow tree and after watching the video.

One of the several Talisay trees giving shade here at CDM. This one is by the side of the chaple under construction.
Here's a six minute video with a relaxing backgroud music by Bach-Concerto in C Minor
Video by Johan Koss uploaded 2012

Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao. Now, this tree is cultivated widely around the world, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper. It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in Philippines.

This tree is also grown for ornamental purposes, due to the showy multi-coloured streaks that cover the trunk. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.
Music: J.S.Bach: Concerto In C Minor For 2 Harpsichords, BWV 1060 - Adagio - Lisa Stewart, Christian Hommel; Helmut Müller-Brühl: Cologne Chamber Orchestra.


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