Even in my retirement, I want something to cheer up when starting on a new week.
After several weeks of rain, the kind Sun did show his face yesterday, However, this could be brief; forecast is that it will be followed by at least several rainy and cloudy days.
My mind still wanders back to February / March when our hearts were uplifted by the yellow rapeseed flowers in Luoping, Yunnan of China.
I hope you don’t mind me posting a few more images showing similar but not identical view of the yellow fields.
What a joy it was to walk among the yellow fields. We felt blessed to be there strolling the fields when the flowers were in full bloom.
While I tried to take pictures without tourists in the images, but sometimes I feel that their presence would further remind us of the happy time when we were down at the fields.
Have a great week :-)
Spring has sprung, at least in subtropical regions like Hong Kong.
There is an abundance of this flower blooming, signifying that Spring has finally arrived.
This is a flower which is quite unique in Hong Kong. It is known as the Hong Kong Orchid Tree or Bauhinia blakeana . So special that this flower is adopted as a logo on the regional flag and emblem of the HK Government .
This beautiful flower was found by a father of the French Mission in HK in 1880. The flower was then cultivated by twig planting. Research has found that this tree is in fact a cross between Bauhinia purpurea and Bauhinia variegata by artificial cultivation and cannot yield seeds or propagate naturally.
The related species Bauhinia variegata is also in full bloom with their light pink and white flowers. The picture below shows a tree with light pink flowers on the left and an adjacent tree with white flowers on the right.
If Spring has arrived in the subtropics, it won’t be too far behind in the rest of the Northern hemisphere!