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It has been raining for several days when we visited West Lake, China.
When I came across this scene, it struck me as somewhat resembling Monet’s painting on Japanese Bridge.
Unlike Monet’s painting, there were no water lilies, but there were weeping willows, leaves coming out to the water’s edge and a river.
The bridge is typically Chinese style, with Chinese styled ornamental parapet, straight and not arched like Monet’s painting.
I like the faded background beyond the bridge.
Rain was falling, I hesitated for a minute as to whether I should take out my camera.
There was a certain melancholy in the air; a certain kind of sadness – but I didn’t understand why.
The rain was falling hard, beating on the water, creating ripples on the surface.
Then suddenly the verses of Buddy Holly’s Raining in My Heart came to me; they resonated in my ears:
I tell my blues they mustn’t show
But soon these tears are bound to flow
‘Cause it’s raining, raining in my heart
But it’s raining, raining in my heart
And it’s raining, raining in my heart . . . . . . . . . . .
PS This is dedicated to someone dear to me who has just been diagnosed with colon cancer.
I never have the luck to take such photos.
Heavy rain fell the day before the photo was taken by my classmate YM Chan.
They stayed up in the mountains for two days; woke up very early in the morning when it was still dark.
To be able to take this photo is chancy, you can be up there for a dozen of times and still couldn’t get such views.
While I like the photo very much, I would hesitate to go there again as I would not like to be disappointed with the quite ordinary hazy view which I have seen again and again!
Sometime ago, I showed a series of clouds and mountains at Huangshan, China; that has attracted a big response. many readers thought they were perfect!
We have been to Zhangzhaijie, China before. It was the mountains there which inspired Avatar.
However, we have never been able to capture sunrise and the sea of clouds with the limestone columns.
Here is a photo provided by my university classmate Mr. YM Chan. This shows the clouds and Zhangzhejia in all its glory!
It is surreal too. Please enjoy!
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I have always loved the yellow color.
To me, they represent hope and joy.
The picture is taken in Luoping, China in one of those trips to Guizhou and Yunnan.
Thank God for creating such flowers!
Some people like giant waterfalls tumbling down to the earth, accompanying with sounds like a thousand horses speeding past.
Other people like silk like waterfalls, descending slowly to the earth, playfully, as if making a tune.
The photo of this waterfall taken at the Nine Dragons’ Group of Waterfall in China belongs to the latter class.
It looks dreamy and peaceful.
My father-in-law (age 80+) travelling with me was so entranced by these waterfalls that he walked out on the rocks, slipped and descended into the water, together with his camera!
Luckily, he was unharmed.