Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons ( Annecy in Spring )

This week’s DP photo challenge is Seasons.

We had a good walk around the gardens at Annecy, France.DSCF1020A

Here are a couple of causal pictures which were taken during Spring.

They show how lovely Annecy can be around that time.DSCF1017A

Please enjoy!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons ( Color of Spring )

This week’s DP photo challenge is Seasons.

Yellow is my favorite color for ushering in Spring.CIMG3088

It signifies hope and live.

The top photo was taken when we were on our way in Luoping, Yunnan in China.DSCF2766

The second photo, which I reckon is more beautiful, was taken in XiangShan, Beijing in China.

The yellow chrysanthemum were more randomly arranged, they were dancing to welcome Spring!DSCF3146

Lastly, but not the least, the photo of Canola or Rapeseed flowers were taken in Luoping, China in early Spring.


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.


The Death of a Butterfly

A few days ago, I still saw you flying around and fluttering near my window pane.

Now you are dead and lying on the concrete pavement.IMG_1122

I walked past and almost stepped on you.

How can something be so alive and now dead as a doornail.

I know Winter is near.

Maybe, I will see you again in Spring.

Bird and Kapok (1)

Spring has come early this year.

With Spring here, many flowers are blossoming, which also attracted a lot of birds.

Here is one sitting among the Kapok flowers.002 (3)

The photo was taken by my calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird(s and Kapok)

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Sometimes, one post lead to another.

My yesterday post showed a bird among the cherry blossoms.

This one shows two lovely birds with Kapok in Hong Kong as background.001 (3)

It was early Spring and the buds of Kapok have not even bloomed.

Picture the credit of my calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.

I am not too sure I like the composition of the original picture and have therefore cropped it so that it shows less of the Kapok.001 (4)

I fully understand even the original picture is very difficult to be taken, as this requires a lot of skill and patience.

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.