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For Chinese, the second day of the Chinese New Year is almost as important as the New Year’s Day.
During this festive period, homes are usually decorated with flowers and fruits.
Peach blossoms symbolize growth, prosperity, long life and romance. Because they are associated with romance, peach blossoms are popular with singles who decorate them in the hope of finding love in the coming year.
Here are two photos, one showing the peach blossom tree while the other the flowers.
Hope you like them :-)
I am not a preacher.
The illness of mom in the last year has made me all the more aware how helpless one can be. How weak and hopeless one can become.
I hope this weakness can bring me closer to God and I hope that mom can be physically healed.
While walking along the shoreline of Okinawa, I spotted light coming down from the sky (heaven?)
They look as if they are ” Jesus Light”.
They seem to be telling me that I should be optimistic or at least to take one day at a time ( my friend Equinoxio21 whom I met on this blog have iterated this to me).
Quoting the words of the Bible:
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
So, follow the light!
It is amazing that you can find circles in Mother Nature too!
Here are two examples of circular lily leaves you find in nature.
The first one was taken in Botswana. It shows a few big leaves floating on the water.
The second one is more stunning. The picture was taken in Hokkaido, Japan.
It shows thousands of lily leaves floating on the water!
There are a lot more photos which show multi-color firework display throughout the sky during this festive season.
But I like this simplistic one.
The photo was taken by my classmate YM Chan while he was travelling in Hokkaido during this festive season.Please enjoy :-)
Both Sides Now Lyrics – Joni Mitchell
Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere,
I’ve looked at clouds that way.
Do they look like angel hair?
I must admit that I am not able to take such a good photo.
The picture was taken by my classmate YM Chan who has received proper training on photography.
I am more like the child on the beach ( at Okinawa) looking at the sky in awe.
Autumn is my favorite season.
Summer is usually too hot and got even hotter with global warming.
Winter is too cold which makes me feel uncomfortable.
Spring is not that bad, it is sometime misty, the best thing I like about Spring is that flowers begin to bloom. In any case, Spring is now very short to be noticeable.
Here is a picture taken in my trip to Tateyama – Kurobe, Japan.
We were up in the hills. Some leaves have already changed their colors. The light shone through some of the leaves.
The mountain at the back has some clouds / mist over it, rendering the whole picture picturesque.
This week’s DP photo challenge is Transition.
This footbridge in South Korea helped me Transitioning from an ordinary world to the wonderland of color foliage.
I started off this Blog in my retirement to write to myself; there was basically not many readers reading my writings on local happenings in English.
Realizing this, I transitioned this to be become a travel photo blog.
At the moment, I am wondering whether I should be selling my photos – for charity purpose only. All proceedings, if any, will be given for a good cause.
I am trying out on Fine Art America (FAA). You can find my 25 photos on
I am not totally happy with FAA as the proceeding from sale is only around 10-15% of what they charge buyers.
I understand that WordPress also has a facility for selling of photos; using their plugin Sell Media.
However, as an IT dummy, I don’t even understand what a plugin is.