Thursday, May 20, 2010

Skywatch#32 Mt. Pinatubo: Lahar Pastureland

As we rode our 4x4 vehicle going Mt. Pinatubo under blue skies with scattered fluffy clouds, we passed by not only the lahar-covered lands of Tarlac but surprisingly, a small patch of pastureland where cows can be seen scattered around.

For more than a decade, lahar ruled supreme all over the then part of the rice basket of the Philippines. Hectares and hectares of ricefields, forests, rivers, streams and communities were inundated by lahar during and after the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Slowly though, the land is healing.


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Sylvia K May 20, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

Marvelous capture, Marites, and such lovely skies! I always enjoy the information about the subject of your photos! Makes them all the more interesting and besides, I still like to learn! Have a wonderful weekend!


J Bar May 20, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

luna miranda May 20, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

wow, Maritess, you're really all over the place! may mole ka sa paa 'no?! :p

fickleinpink May 20, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

what a great day outside!

what are you looking for?

have a great day!

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Serline May 20, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

Has it really been almost twenty years since the largest eruption in living history?!? It looks so disarmingly peaceful...

eileeninmd May 21, 2010 at 2:03 AM  

Wonderful photo and a pretty shot of the pastureland.

Laura May 21, 2010 at 3:28 AM  

A beautiful view Marites...I'm glad to read that the land is healing. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words this morning.

Halcyon May 21, 2010 at 3:44 AM  

A nice choice for skywatch. I like the muted colors.

Manang Kim May 21, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

I hope so too. Happy SWF!


Ann May 21, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

Are the volcanic ash fertile? I asked because in Sarawak, my parents used to heap soil up and burn them. To make them fertile, they said.

Vernz May 22, 2010 at 6:45 AM  

kalapad! ... great one Tess... Thanks for the drop...

Quiet Paths June 3, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

Look at that terrain; I'd love to go walking across that to the mountains! So peaceful.

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