Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth (under the Sun)

How blissful it is to wake up and have breakfast under the morning sun!

As usual, we didn’t wake up early to have our breakfast when we visited the Island of Langakwi.DSC_0011

Having breakfast among the nature and listening to the soft murmurs of the sea must be one of the biggest joy in life!

It was another day in paradise šŸ™‚


Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (Boats)

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I am late for this theme but still want to submit another entry.

Not sure whichĀ photo to post first.

Both photos were taken when we walked the Plover Cove Dam in Tai Po, Hong Kong.CIMG3376

The first is a close up, in darker light. CIMG1797

The second one gives a lot more about the background. It was taken in a cove where pleasure boats will anchor and where rowing boats are on hire.

In any case, Ā I like the rowing boats and the yellow color, they seem to be uplifting and give a feel of freedom!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

I have always hated cold.

I like sitting by the side of a fireplace (I can accept the modern ones with imitation fire flickering ), reading a book.

This picture was taken at the top of the hill behind Dubrovnik.DSCF0997

We were up there for a meal of the roasted lamb.

See how the fire burns, it radiates heat and fills the place with warmth!

Travel Theme: Golden (Buddha)

We passed by this Buddha when we traveled to the Jiulong Group of Waterfalls in China two years ago.

The Buddha was sited at the top of the hill.

After climbing a lot of steps, we we finally reached the top of the hill, and here it was the golden Buddha smiling peacefully and kindly on us.DSCF2877A

He seems to be very relaxed, the posture on the right hand may be symbolic of Ā something which I don’t understand and he has a string of beads on the left hand.

He has long ears which to Chinese symbolize longevity.

No sure why he has a big belly – he must be well fed, not sure whether this is healthy though.

There was sort of an awakening radiance when we were looking at the Buddha!

Travel Theme: Golden (in Yunnan)

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Up to now, I still don’t know what I saw.

We were up in the hills of Yunnan, China.DSC_0360

We came across a golden statue which I am not too sure what it is.DSC_0355

This could be GuangYin, but this doesn’t look like the ones I used to see.DSC_0352

It was gold plated.DSC_0353

It looks peaceful.DSC_0358

It sits on top of a Ā waterfall which plunges into a pool below.DSC_0356

In the pool, there were many kois which were gold in color, swimming happily.DSC_0347

The series of picture will give you an idea of the setting.

I have never shown these pictures as I would like to research it before publishing.

But it is so tempting to publish them under the Travel Theme: Golden!

PS My blogging friend Denise shares the following which she has researched into the background of the golden statute:

It is called Nagarjuna, considered the most important Buddhism philosopher after Gautama Buddha. His image is mostly found in Tibetan Buddhism but scholars said ā€œAlong with his disciple Āryadeva, he is considered to be the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism.ā€ (Wikipedia)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow (in the Desert)

Believe me, this is not a made up or composite photo.

We were travelling in Inner Mongolia; in the Resonant Sand Desert.DSCF2246

I love the clouds, the sand dunes and more than anything else, the yellow umbrella that appeared so inviting under the hot desert sun.