Pink Tuesday (1)

Continuing on with the Thai colors for each day of the week: Tuesday is Pink.

Our recent trip to Luoping filled us with colors, we didn’t only have yellow for canola / rapeseed flowers but also pink for Cherry blossoms.CIMG3061

Cherry blossoms was in full bloom when we were there late February / early March. We viewed many of them in botanical gardens and also in Shilin- the touristy spot for limestone column formations.CIMG3066

We have the opportunity of viewing them closely too. They looked lovely at a close distance.

In the gardens, all we can see was tree after tree of pink cherry blossoms.CIMG3127

Even along the roadside, we saw not only many cherry blossoms but also white flowers from the plum trees.

Our trip to Luoping has filled our eyes, our brains and even our souls with a variety of colors; making it an unforgettable trip!

93 thoughts on “Pink Tuesday (1)

    • From the responses of the readers, I understand they are still waiting for it in Washington DC and New Jersey etc. May have to be for a lttile while. Thank you for the perusal and the kind comment 🙂

    • Spring is my favourite season; so many things come to life and it seems to be full of hope too! Thank you for the perusal and the kind comment 🙂

  1. We lived in Thailnd for almost 3 years Michael and somehow I missed out on this tradition…..it makes a great theme for blogging though! Good idea and fab photos as always!

    • Hi Karen,
      I have just looked it up in Wikipedia which says:
      In Khmer and Thai traditions, there is an astrological rule (which has influence from Hindu mythology) that assigns color for each day of the week. The color is assigned based on the color of the God who protects the day or Navagraha. For example, the God of Sunday is Surya which has red color.
      Hope this serves as a blogging theme for any day of the week!
      Regards,
      Michael

    • Wasn’t doubting you for a moment! Just amazed at how little one can penetrate another culture even though sometimes one thinks one has after such a long sojourn!! Blog on!

    • Hi Karen,
      the idea of assigning a color to each day of the week seems quite interesting. I checked on the Wiki just to make sure that my other source is correct. I am happy that you raised it.
      Thank you and have a great week 🙂

    • Hi Karen,
      I have just looked up the Wikipedia on this:
      In Khmer and Thai traditions, there is an astrological rule (which has influence from Hindu mythology) that assigns color for each day of the week. The color is assigned based on the color of the God who protects the day or Navagraha. For example, the God of Sunday is Surya which has red color
      Hope this can be a daily theme based on colors of the day.
      Regards,
      Michael

    • The Chinese new year which is also known as the Spring Festival for which the most favorite flower is cherry blossoms. Many people have cherry blossoms at home on Chinese new year. They are indeed lovely. Thank you 🙂

  2. I know you are in Yunnan, but I have seen a photo of some place in Taiwan with an arch formed by cherry blossoms, but not YangMingShan. Have you come across that?

    • Hi Opalla, unfortunately, I have not come across that in Taiwan. Speaking of YangMingShan, I like that very much too, both the scenery and the plants. Regards, Michael

    • I have two bauhinia trees outside my window, they look gorgeous too. However, I can’t showcase them again as I have posted them earlier. Thank you for the perusal and comment 🙂

  3. Greetings from Canada! Thanks for liking my post! I’m enjoying looking at your beautiful photos! The pink cherry blossoms are lovely!! I will be posting magnolia blossoms in the spring! They are everywhere in our city in May.

  4. Beautiful capture of one of my favorite flowers! I have a Cherry Tree in my front yard, but it is still to cold and snowy for it to bloom yet.

    • I have two bauhinia trees outside my window, they look gorgeous too. However, I can’t showcase them again as I have posted them earlier. Thank you for the perusal and comment 🙂

  5. It must have been wonderful walking underneath them, waving their beautiful blossoms on the people passing by. My favorite is the first photo. I love walking on paths like that…

    • I also like walking under arches of flowers / trees. Last Autumn, we also walked under arches of colored foliage and it was really a joy to do that. Thank you for the kind comment 🙂

    • Hi Loren, I am doing it as a trial for this week. I now realize that it is quite a bit of work and I could be quickly running out of good quality photos, if I am going to do it everyday. Thanks for the kind comment 🙂

  6. I LOVE the cherry blossoms of Japan!!! I was there for the cherry blossoms a couple of years ago and it was absolutely amazing!! Everywhere looks and smells great during this time and all the people are dressed beautifully and are in good moods because it is spring!!! Lovely photos!

    • I have seen pictures of the blossoms in Washington DC; would like to be there someday to see in person. Thank you for your perusal and kind words 🙂

  7. wow, how wonderful i’l like to be there i love cherry blossoms. I do love your blog very much . Thank you for de wonderful places you bring to my eyes every time I check your blog.

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