They are almost transparent, so you can see within their bodies which are just like the nucleus of a cell but illuminated.
Those who have been following me may remember I have posted a series on “Abandoned”.
Just yesterday, I revisited the place where there were abandoned houses and abandoned cows.
I took some pictures which I have not been able to take in my last visit – mainly because of accessibility and adverse lighting.
The plants and vines have grown so much up on the roof, overwhelming the whole building.
Readers maybe surprised why this house is abandoned even though it looked quite new.
I wish I knew – the people once resided there has abandoned farming as local vegetables no longer have a market and they may even have emigrated.
The second picture was taken at the beach where I have taken a similar photo with about 20 cows lying there last time.
This time, there is only a lone cow, just woke up and stood there on the beach.
Apparently, he was abandoned by his mates, but the whole flock was abandoned by the villages when they decided to abandon farming.
This cow has sand smeared all over its face, making it looked grotesque.
Nobody likes to be abandoned, it must be bitterly!
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Two years ago about this time we travelled to South Korea.
It started raining when we were taking a cable car up Daedunsan.
The second picture was taken at West Lake about 3 years ago.
It was raining hard and you can see the ripples on the lake surface.
Further away is a Chinese style bridge – it looks amazing in the rain.
No tourist really wants rain in their trip, but chances are that there will be rain in our travels!
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We were in Beijing three years ago and have the opportunity to visit the Fragrant Hill Park and Mountain.
It was Autumn and Beijing was , as forever, always hazy.
We passed by this beautiful which has all the ingredients of a beautiful picture: colored foliage in the hills, weeping willow near the water edge, a peaceful like with lily pads, a Chines style pagoda with red columns, reflection in the water.
The weeping willows reminded me of the willows I saw elsewhere, like those in West Lake, China or those by the side of River Cam in Cambridge, UK. They all look like a curtain of green leaves hanging them, unveiling the tranquility in front of your eyes.
Not far from this lake was a water feature with stones specially placed in an artistic manner which is not uncommon in Chinese garden designs.
All these looked dreamy to me, the haze definitely added to it.
So we sat down by the lake and dreamed and dreamed all day.
Here are 3 pictures from Botswana, Africa.
Third one was taken by the river bank when the sun has almost set.
Please enjoy :-)
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There was not much life in the water which has a substantial content of calcium. In fact, it was so clear that you can see the bottom of the lake.
The other dreamy notion is the reflection in the water. The water is placid and the reflection is as clear as those from a mirror.
It is a land of water flow, where you find water everywhere.
It is a land of travertine, where white deposits of calcium gathered around pools of clear water. From the photo, it looks more like snow to me. A winter world of snow.
We knew we were in paradise – a dreamy paradise!
This is almost the right time now for another visit to this dreamy land – all I need is to renew my visa and go!
Have you ever squeezed your head and arms through a tiny window?
Even I was a child, I have never done that. Maybe, I wasn’t adventurous or playful.
I could remember a child squeezing his head between two vertical bars and was unable to withdraw until the firemen were called to the scene.
When he was a puppy, he liked to squeeze his head and arms through the tiny window of his kennel.
This was how he looked.
He is clever too, he hasn’t been doing that when he grew bigger!
PS photo the courtesy of my friend CP Chan