Just Around the Bend

I have been blogging for more than 3 years but this is the second time I reblog other writer’s post. The picture is just incredibly beautiful. I must congratulate M C Andrews for this very outstanding picture . . . . . . . . . .

Imagining the Trail

Spring Around the BendSpring is just around the bend…As the misty morning clouds hang low on the hills around Charlottesville, the rain is providing the fuel for what promises to be a glorious season. Ash Lawn, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (Egypt)

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Here are some walls in Egypt which I will always remember.
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The original photos were taken with a SLR non digital camera as slides in year 2000.My beautiful picture

The slide images are converted to digital images.My beautiful picture

I must admit that I do not know a lot of background about the history / story behind the walls.

While many of the walls are of brown or ‘earth” colors, some of the interior walls do have stunning colors.My beautiful picture

Please enjoy 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls ( Lithuania)

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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.

This is the book I once studied for Statistics.

But have you heard – Lies, Damn Lies and Photography??

Do you believe all the news shown on the TV?

It is quite difficult to know whether the news is real even if it is shown on the TV.DSC_0074

We are just conditioned to see what people show us, which could be an extract, a part of the real situation or a biased view.DSC_0082

Why are I saying all these – these three photos taken in the Baltic may be taken to mean that the Baltic are relatively backward countries.

Photographers like unusual but interesting views.Baltic Capitals  15-Aug-09 053

It is my intention to show the more rustic side of Baltic. In fact, what I am trying to say is that the Baltic is an interesting place to go!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall ( of Trees)

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In my previous post, I have shown cliffs as walls.

In this post, I will be showing some trees as walls.DSC_0044

The first picture was taken in my trip to Tateyama Kurobe. In front of me was a forest of bamboos – which to me look like a natural wall.DSCF5785

The second photo was taken by my sister-in-law during their drive on Highway 12, USA. These are beautiful aspens.CIMG3716

I took the third photo locally in Luk Keng, Hong Kong, these are mangroves which were infested with some sort of disease. They seem to be withering.CIMG1228

The last picture was taken not too far from where I live. I captured these trees while doing my daily hike in Tai Po, Hong Kong.

Please enjoy 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls (Zhangjiajie)

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This week’s WPC challenge is Wall.

What I am showing here are not conventional architectural / building man made walls.DSC_0172

But natural walls – part of a cliff like wall in Zhangjiajie in China.

They are walls with unbelievable heights.DSC_0171

You can also see trees that cling to the face of the cliff too.

Just incredible!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls (South Korea)

I have three walls here, photos of which were all taken in Seoul, South Korea.DSCF3502

We were there at the “right time when foliage has changed their colors.DSCF3490

While the main subjects of these photos are on walls, the Autumn foliage does make a contribution to the quality of the pictures.DSCF3486

Please enjoy:-)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls ( at Yunnan)

This week’s WPC photo challenge is Walls.

Here are 3 photos which I have never posted on this blog or shown to friends.DSC_0377

The reason for taking these photos was that I like the various colors of the walls which blended in very well with this temple at Yunnan, China.DSC_0380A

Apart from the hand placed stone walls, the walls are in different colors ranging from red, orange to purple.DSC_0378

Although I have traveled extensively in China, I have never seen walls which are painted in purple.

Of course, I like the roofs and the masonry walls to the temple too!




I have been reading this poem over and over . . . . . .CIMG4009

Footprints Also Known As “I Had a Dream”

One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. There was only one set of footprints. I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.

“Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I’m aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don’t understand why, when I need You most, You leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you.”

Margaret Fishback Powers, 1964

The picture was taken by my wife while travelling in a desert in Utah, maybe, it would be more appropriate if the picture was taken on a beach.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange ( Annecy)

A picture which is completely Orange may not highlight the color.

Here is a photo taken in Annecy, France.DSCF1051A

With the waterway, the reflection and the swans in another color, I think the orange color of the medieval building walls stand out.

It is a peaceful painting too!