Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony ( Flowers)

 

Peach blossoms and plum blossoms are my favorite flowers.

I have travelled to other countries just for the sake of seeing them in their full bloom.1531607_838880886129053_863925702_n

Here are two photos taken in Japan; one with a light background and the other with a dark background, but both are good examples of harmony.

The light one illustrates how this flower can be in harmony with the bamboo. It stands out but in harmony with the background.11146270_1079189038764902_6511822754414756882_n

The dark one shows how this flower can be in harmony with the flowing stream and the background.

Both photos were taken by my classmate YM Chan.

Please enjoy.

 

Second Day of the Lunar New year

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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.10171900_848369085180233_2268042995276656857_n

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.10294416_854140711269737_8352726331961035714_n

Here are two photos, one showing the peach blossom tree while the other the flowers.

Hope you like them πŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant ( Peach Blossom 2 )

My last post focused on a few peach flowers.

Here is the bigger picture .. . . . . I am beginning to see the trees.DSCF2815A

They look so vibrant and full of life.

In the Lunar Calendar, today is the actually the start of Spring.DSCF2807A

These blossoms bring so much hope to me and my family!

PS The pictures were taken in Luoping, Yunnan in China during Spring.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion (Stream)

This week’s theme on Motion is coming to an end.

This is the last photo for the series.11146270_1079189038764902_6511822754414756882_n

The picture was taken by my classmate YM Chan in Japan.

I like the blur in the stream which suggests motion; of course I almost like the blossoms.

Second Day of the Chinese New Year

< Two Photos>

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.10171900_848369085180233_2268042995276656857_n

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.10294416_854140711269737_8352726331961035714_n

Here are two photos, one showing the peach blossom tree while the other the flowers.

Hope you like them πŸ™‚

Travel Theme: Blossom

This week’s Travel Theme is Blossom.

There are so many beautiful images submitted by fellow bloggers on this theme – that’s delightful.

As someone who used to take landscape photos, I rarely do flowers.

Here is my entry for this week’s Travel Theme:DSCF2810

Peach blossoms in black and white, photo taken last Spring in Luoping, China.

I like them being more mysterious than the color ones. The absence of colours make us concentrate more on Β the petals, their details and convey more the idea of blossoming.

Please enjoy πŸ™‚