Week Photo Challenge: Vibrant ( Peach Blossoms )

These flowers are so vibrant at this time of the year.DSCF2810

The pictures were taken on our way to Luoping, Yunnan in China a couple of years ago.

Spring was in the air.DSCF2811

There is so much of a festive mood in seeing the flowers.

Flowers Market near Lunar New Year

This is how the HK Tourism Board introduces the Flowers Market in Hong Kong:IMG_1451

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.IMG_1452
We don’t go there once a year; we go there almost every month.

That’s where my wife buys most of the flowers.IMG_1454

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.

The most popular flower there is the Orchid, they are mainly from China, some are also imported from Korea as well.IMG_1450

At this time of the year, they have peach blossoms as well as water lilies and other flowers.

A good time to be around there at the most busy time of the year!IMG_1453

Here are some photos taken in the flowers market with a smart phone.

Please enjoy!



Happy Chinese New Year of the Goat!

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Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.

I wish everybody a  happy and prosperous New Year!1779307_825376290812846_2079998674_n

My special thanks go to those who have supported my mum and me during the difficult times December last year.1531607_838880886129053_863925702_n

May the peach blossoms bring you good health and good tidings!

Spring is in the Air

4 February is Li Chun – the start of the season of Spring in the Chinese Lunar calendar.

A lot of people might not know that, actually our Lunar New Year starts on Li Chun Day or Lunar New Year will only be considered as Officially Arrived after Li Chun Day.

Li Chun Day is a day to mark the start of a New Lunar Year and also, to mark the Arrival of the Spring Season.

Usually after Li Chun Day, most of the plants will start to grow again, snowing will slowly cease and accumulated ice will start to melt etc.

One sign of Spring is the blossoming of flowers. Here are some peach blossoms seen at night.10153816_837122682971540_353915063_n Night is about to phase out and turn into day. What a wonderful sight! PS Picture taken by my classmate YM Chan in Japan.