The dogs and I have our morning walk while the it is still dark. At this time - there are very few people and cars on the street. Without the cars - there are no noxious fumes and you can actually smell a little bit of fresh air. Going through Dela Costa st., one can even smell the familiar scent of Dama de Noche ( dame of the night ). It's a small white flower whose scent becomes strong only after sunset. When I was young, whenever I smell this flower - I imagine that some creature of the night ( kapre, tikbalang, diwata, aswang ) - will just come out of the shadows and attack me. I guess you can say that I get scared when I smell the Dama de Noche.
Today - the Dama de Noche does not make me feel scared anymore. It's good that when I walk during the early morning hours- I have my two guardians with me - Char Siew and Midori. I'm sure they will fight any of these creatures to keep us all safe.
|The moon today is no longer full.|
|The Dama de Noche flowers|
|Flowers that only bloom at night|