Blue, Blue, My World is Blue. . . . . . .

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.100

The surrounding is so serene, the  area is lush, together with the lake, they make a great picture.

This is like a post card!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge ( between Lake and Mountain )

This week’s photo challenge theme is Edge.

Here are a couple of photos taken in Jiuzhaigou, China.017

It shows a distinctly divided edge between the lake and the mountains.

Just like the Pamakule in Turkey, these are pools containing high levels of dissolved calcium contained within naturally formed levees of deposited limestone.018

Unlike Pamakule, this is at a very high altitude where normal breathing could be a problem.

Weekly photo Challenge: Edge ( to Water Paradise )

This week’s theme is Edge.

I have shown this picture a few times before.

This will not be the last time I show it.065a

The fence there marks the edge to a paradise. . . . . . . . . it makes me come back to my senses and prevent me from falling into the paradise.

Picture was taken in JiuZhaiGou, China in Autumn.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror ( Jiuzhaigou)

This week’s DP photo challenge is Mirror.¬†048

There are many lakes in Jiuzhaigou, China that are mirror like.

The serene water has a lot of dissolved calcium giving the distinct blue colors of the water and also perfect 070reflections of the nearby hills and trees.

Here are a couple of examples that attest to this.

Legend has it that a fairy has dropped her mirror and the pieces have scattered in the lakes.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposite (Jiuzhaigou)

Not sure this is really Opposite.

Is the colorful mountain opposite to the blue lake?

Or is the cloudy sky opposite to the water?013

The picture was taken in JiuZhaiGou, Yunnan where the placid lake has a special blue tint because of the calcium dissolved in it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony ( Waterfall )

Waterfalls are one of my favorite subjects.

While I am impressed by those mighty falls which look so powerful with their roaring sound; I am all the more at peace with those small ones too.058A

Here is a picture of a waterfall taken at JiuZhaiGou. It looks so silky and serene and integrates so well with the green environment.

Please enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration (Jiuzhaigou)

This place Jiuzhaigou has afforded me a lot of inspirational moments.

Lush trees standing out so clearly from the background mountains.

Clouds just beyond the yonder mountain covering partially the mountain top.052A

The blue water of the placid lake forming seemingly the first layer, followed by layers of different colors.

These are my inspirations!