We only perceive time through changes.
However, both stalactite and stalagmite in caverns only grow very slowly.
Limestone stalactites in particular form extremely slowly – usually less than 10 cm every thousand years – and radiometric dating has shown that some are over 190,000 years old.
Here are a couple of photos taken in the limestone caverns of Yunnan, China.
While I am in awe with these formations, I don’t particularly fancy seeing them lit up in multi-colors.
I prefer seeing them in their natural color and state.
There are so many things around us that remind us time is passing by, sometimes, too quickly.
This wall at Lithuania reminds me that once it was newly constructed and painted.
With the passage of time, the wall deteriorated.
The paint came off, exposing the under-layers of plaster and down to the bare wall.
The windows became distorted as well.
The flowers give it a contrast, adding a bit of beauty to the aged wall.
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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 :-)
This week’s DP theme for the photo challenge is Time.
I am always amazed that some structures can stand the test of time.
The Great Wall has been built thousands of years ago; this is still one of the longest structures in the World.
These walls were the scene of many battles and were great in keeping the “Barbarians” out of central China.
Wish these walls could talk; so that they can tell us their stories.
Here are several photos taken in the Miutianyu section of the Great Wall near Beijing.
I have converted them to Black and White, emphasizing the timelessness.
The original photos were taken during Autumn with some color foliage around.
The B&W, however, evoke more moods.
The next three days are public holidays for the Lunar New Year; so be prepared that there may not be any posting during the period.
Last month has been the wettest January Hong Kong has seen since records began 132 years ago, the Hong Kong Observatory has announced.
As of Friday afternoon, over 260mm of rainfall had been recorded, the Observatory said, making this month the wettest January since 1884. Previously, the wettest on record was January 1887, when 214.3mm of rain fell.
The first picture is the mist outside my window. I have changed it to Black and White to make it look more moody.
The second picture was taken in the portrait format. There were so many raindrops on my window pane.
Go away, El Nino!
Not sure the reason, but I used to associate Pink with being vibrant.
Here are several photos with pink as the principal color.
One is a sort of kale with vibrant pink colors with I saw at the Kadoorie Farm, Hong Kong.
The other pink flower is a common flower in Hong Kong.
The one with bubbles was taken off a painting in Beijing.
So much so for “Vibrant”, I am ready to move onto a new theme.
My last post focused on a few peach flowers.
Here is the bigger picture .. . . . . I am beginning to see the trees.
They look so vibrant and full of life.
In the Lunar Calendar, today is the actually the start of Spring.
These blossoms bring so much hope to me and my family!
PS The pictures were taken in Luoping, Yunnan in China during Spring.