The Secrets of Old Age

I have not been writing anything on retirement or old age for a long time.

The recent surge in the number of readers reading my post ” Early Retirement= Early Death?”   https://retireediary.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/early-retirement-early-death/ urged me to write instead of only posting photos.

For sure, I am stepping into the Autumn of my life. But are we not just the Autumn foliage, colorful and beautiful, before Winter finally arrives?

For this I would like to share with you a photo taken two years ago in South Korea.DSCF3446

Here is also a Video passed to me by a friend – ” The Secrets of Old Age” which I found very meaningful and which I would like to share : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgBF3sIPm4c In summary, the secrets of old age are:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh ( Fish Eyes)

This week’s Daily Press WPC Challenge is Fresh.

I know some people eat fish eyes.DSC_0313

However, I have never seen them being sold on markets.

Here is a photo taken in a fish market in Okinawa.

The fish eyes on sale are fresh; not only these but there are octopuses and other sea food too!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls ( Okinawa, Langkawi, Chongqing)

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I am trying to put three unrelated photos together, this is an assortment of walls.DSC_0078

The first one was taken in a private property in Okinawa, Japan. I must admit my initial focus was on the red flowers. My attention was subsequently captured by the stone walls which when put together with the plants and flowers seem to make a good picture.DSC_0121A

The second photo was taken in a holiday resort in Langkawi, Malaysia. I was impressed by the architecture of the resort building. The slightly sloping stone walls add a lot to the elegance of the building.DSCF6299

The last one was taken in Chongqing, China. The wall was entirely covered by a mural depicting some history in the past. Apart from a door opening on the right hand bottom corner, it is  somewhat difficult to understand it is a building.

Please enjoy 🙂

 

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.
My beautiful picture

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 🙂

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