Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror ( Sky )

This week’s DP photo challenge is Mirror.

A serene water surface is a mirror.

Here is a picture – the focus of which is not the green lotus leaves but the sky above with the sun and the clouds.11960017_1164400920243713_5924525724566303271_n

The quiet water serves as a mirror.

The picture was taken by my classmate YM Chan for whom credit is due.

Please enjoy 🙂

An Autumn Morning at the West Lake

It was a cold morning at West Lake, China.

The lotus have all weathered, leaving their stalks.4290189150_20965bd575_o

What attracted me most was the pavilion which seemed to have sprung over the tranquil lake water.

I like the silhouette of the whole thing which appeared before my weary eyes.

Is this from an Oriental fairy tale?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today was a Good Day (Ritsurin Garden 2)

I think I have said too many times that my one day tour in Riturin Garden, Shikoku was a very good day.

I have enjoyed everything I saw there, from lotus flowers to strangely shaped trees, streams to Monet type footbridge, watching kois and even tea tasting in a tea house there.DSCF0406

I have shown many photos of the garden in my various posts; but there are still photos which I have not shown but I would like to share.DSCF0419

Here are some of those.CIMG5562

The first one is in fact a panoramic view of the garden, which I have pieced together using two photos.

The other ones would reinforce one’s perception of the serenity of the garden.DSCF0422

Please enjoy!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today was a Good Day (Ritsurin Garden)

It wasn’t a good day in terms of weather; as it has been raining cats and dogs.

However, we did have a good day in the Ritsurin Garden, Shikoku, Japan.

Watching lotus, artistically twisted and trimmed trees, a Japanese style bridge which resembles the Monet footbridge, have Japanese tea tasting etc.CIMG5532

All in all, it was a good day.

I like the lotus flowers most, although they were shattered by the heavy down pour.

For those who are interested in the garden, please see my other posts.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh ( Morning Lotus)

The opening of the red lotus flowers at Angkor Wat, Cambodia marked the start of a fresh new day.IMGP1143A

The Lord has given us a new day.

We will take it gracefully as it arrives!