Rain, Rain, Go Away

This year has already seen an unusual amount of rainfall.

As we sipped our tea on the 102 level of the building, we were dismayed by the heavy rain beating against the window pane.CIMG7847

This marred the otherwise fantastic view – this is the view from the tallest building in the area.

The rain drops have smeared the windows, making the views look uninviting.CIMG7848

As somebody with a craze for taking pictures, I wouldn’t mind taking photos of these; recording that the Lord has given me another blessed day.

Another View from Floor 102

We were disappointed when we arrived at the restaurant on level 102 as we couldn’t see anything from the windows on account of the rain and the condensation.

So, we just enjoyed our lunch.

The weather turned better after finished lunch and I have my mint tea.

The mist seemed to be rising from the sea ( Victoria Harbor) as I went near to the window to get some shots.CIMG7843B

The mist seemed so thick and fantastic as I aimed my camera towards the Ocean Center and the China Macau Ferry Terminal on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong.

The view was so surreal!

 

 

The ZhangJiaJie Picture

This is the land which inspired Avatar.

We were strolling among the mist; viewing the strange forest of limestone columns.DSC_0095A

There were so many tall columns, some of which do look like those from Avatar.

I was especially interested in this column top where they have trees on top.

This is just another fairy tale story!

The WuYiShan Picture

Floating down the Nine Bend river on a bamboo raft was one of the scaring moments on this trip.

It was on a cold and raining day when we did this trip.

The rain was falling hard and beating against our body.CIMG0267

Mist has fallen on us.

The WuYi mountains were covered with mist that kept crawling down.

How did we feel – we were almost frightened!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half Light ( Misty Afternoon)

March is coming to a close.

By our standards, we have a relatively cold March.

It wasn’t only cold but damp as well; with relative humidity hovering near 100% for long periods of time.IMG_1708

Our usual winter is cold and dry which is more bearable.

This March is more like Winter but damp which makes it unbearable.IMG_1709

Quite often, we have mist in the morning; but the mist didn’t seem to dispel evening in the afternoon.

Here are some smart phone pictures I have taken in the afternoon while walking along the shore of Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong.IMG_1711

The mist have covered up some distant buildings.

Even on walking closer to the pier, the buildings behind still look buried in the mist.

Hope April will bring better weather!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons ( Misty )

I know Misty is not a season.

But there are times within a season when it is especially misty, due to the humidity and the temperatures.DSC_0116

We were wandering in the mountains of ZhangJiaJie, China when mist came upon us.

We were like in Avatar, with the mist surrounding and not knowing which direction to proceed.DSC_0044

It was all fun and a bit adventurous.

Hope to be in the midst of mist again in my next hike!

 

Wettest January

Last month has been the wettest January Hong Kong has seen since records began 132 years ago, the Hong Kong Observatory has announced.CIMG7818A

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.CIMG7820

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!