The pictures were taken on our way to Luoping, Yunnan in China a couple of years ago.
There is so much of a festive mood in seeing the flowers.
This week’s DP Photo Challenge is Vibrant.
The most commonly bought flowers for the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong is now the Orchid.
The flowers can usually last for a couple of months and, therefore, you are sure that you have some beautiful flowers around during the festive season.
Here are some of the lovely orchids. Please enjoy.
These flowers remind me of early Spring.
They bloom around Lunar New Year, when everything seems to come back to life.
They are known as Hanging Bells locally but maybe called Chandeliers elsewhere.
I remain optimistic that Spring is not far behind.
This week’s DP Photo Challenge is Optimistic.
Frost or even snow is predicted for the next two days.
However, I am optimistic that it will come and go away quickly, and Spring is just round the corner!
The photo was taken at Kadoorie Farm, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that’s worth immersing yourself in.
The dozens of shops and wholesalers here sell auspicious blossoms and luck-bringing houseplants to an enthusiastic crowd all year round. But the lead up to Chinese New Year is when things really heat up, as families flock towards the market to carefully select flowers and greenery that attract good luck and fortune as a new lunar cycle begins.
We don’t go there once a year; we go there almost every month.
As we are nearing the Chinese New Year, the place becomes hotted up. There are many local as well as overseas tourists visiting the place.
At this time of the year, they have peach blossoms as well as water lilies and other flowers.
Here are some photos taken in the flowers market with a smart phone.
My previous post “Death of a Butterfly” received very good response.
In contrast, the butterfly here is alive and remarkably beautiful.
Like the butterflies, we all have our beautiful moments.
The picture was taken by my classmate Chung Kwok Fan, to whom credit is due. I have previously featured his photos on the blog and they were very much liked.