This week’s photo challenge is Quest.
The theme is quite abstract and not one which is easy to respond to.
All of us are looking for happiness, or at least, would not like to be unhappy.
While travelling in Yunnan, I came across these big open statues of the Buddha.
He has a smiling face.
He has the wisdom to be happy.
You can’t find happiness by looking for it, although this is our quest.
I like looking outside my window.
In my blog, I have various posts titled : Gazing Out From my Window.
This is a view outside my window around 6pm last evening – the so called Grey Hour.
The clouds were colorful and in a funny configuration.
The air was stuffy as typhoon Megi just passed north of us.
The picture was captured with a smartphone.
I think I am cheating a bit.
This is not exactly blue; but this photo contains the two colors I like – blue and green.
Like the other photos, the water is blue.
The photo was taken in the Plitvice national Lakes in Croatia.
Again, the water has a lot of calcium.
Blue is my color.
Here is another photo which shows blue water.
This time, rather than lake water, we have blue sea water near the islands of Koh Samui, Thailand.
This conveys tranquility!
This is a photo which I have never posted.
The water up in the lakes of Jiuzhaigou, China is blue; it is so rich in calcium.
The surrounding is so serene, the area is lush, together with the lake, they make a great picture.
This is like a post card!
The bridge at the end of the river Le Thiou where it finally meets Lake Annecy, is known as Pont des Amours (or the Bridge of Love).
Supposedly, it is a magical little spot where legend says that anyone you kiss might just be with you forever!
I wasn’t there at the right time of the day ( it looks very romantic with the lights on in the evening) and could not afford to stay any longer.
The hot Summer has passed and I have just started hiking up the hillside of the nearby hills.
The temperature is below 30 degrees, but it is still hot at times.
Walking up the hillside, I discovered this tree stump with some bright color fungus.
I have never seen them before and was glad to have captured them with my smart phone.
If you like my post of yesterday then you probably like this one as well.
Again, it is a picture taken in the Ritsurin Garden, Shinkoku after a heavy down pour.
This helped to dispel any dust particle in the air and resulted in a clear image.
The reflection in the lake is again fascinating!
There are no themes for this week’s photo challenge, so I am going back to the challenge of Mirror.
It was a sheer joy walking in the Ritsurin Garden in Shinkoku after the heavy rain.
The garden is carefully planned and plants manicured.
The reflection of the landscape in the garden lake was just perfect.
The views you get travelling up the Yangtze River are not quite the same as floating down the same river, people told us.
I can believe in this as views can be different if you view them the other way.
The trip was unforgettable!
I was entranced when we made our way up with the sun setting in front of us. It was surreal!