Thursday, April 29, 2010

The road to somewhere

Keep walking,
we will arrive at some place in the end.

 It is the unknown we fear
when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
~ J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just a day

What did you do when your day is not as good?
I bought myself a bunch of flowers and put them in a vase.

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
~ George lles

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Tulip is always difficult, at least for me, to shoot.
I wish I could be better.
Creativity needs courage ~ Mattise

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I wish for ...

My Earthday Wishes

I went to Brookside Gardens (in Wheaton, Maryland) today (again :-)). For some reason, the weather is cold, and hopefully this is the last round!!!!

Today is the 'Earth Day', when I strolled along the garden, a little girl stopped me for writing any wishes or pledges in a tiny tag then stick on the tree.

What will be your wish for our beloved earth?

Somebody's pledge

Make a wish

Stick it on a weeping cherry tree

The garden is so pretty today. It is so green, spring green, so bright, so new and so refreshing. Flowers are blooming everywhere. Azalea is in line to bloom a few days from now.

Last picture, the same view as I took last year. The only different is my mom was sitting on that bench.

Azalea Garden at Brookside

I wish for more trees.
I wish for more flowers.
I wish for more love.
I wish for more peace.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

faith II

f  a  i  t  h
sees the invisible,
believes the incredible,
receives the impossible.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cold and windy

So cold and windy today.
I went out to shoot (photos of) some flowers but gave up.

Somebody is let go today.
It happens so many times in my life (here)
and I still not get used to the way it is (here).

So cold and windy,
both outside and inside.

ps. This is the best shot that I have today, like I said, it is so cold and windy.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In the morning light

Wednesday morning,
I wake up and look outside.

A room with a view,
a crap apple flower in the morning light.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good Morning

In front of my house, there is one Liset (if I am not wrong), a crab apple tree.
Every year, after cherry blossom has gone, it is Liset time.

The sun shines into my bedroom in the morning. In Spring, I have less and less light because leaves and flowers grow bigger and bigger.

This morning, Liset is in full bloom and I wake up in the pink light.

It is how the flowers say Good Morning to me. Is that lovely?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Summer Grey

Today I learn something new, painting....
The color we chose is Summer Grey. After all, it makes the room white, bright and feel so spacious.

Sometime life is like painting wall. Just paint it over if you don't like what you just paint!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sky is pink in Washington DC

My plan today is to visit Washington DC. It's cherry blossom time!

It is not a good idea at all to drive to DC today, traffic will be bad because the city is everyone's destination. So we decided to start our trip early and take subway instead.

We starts our trip at 9.00am. At Shady Grove station, we were full of surprise because the parking lot was packed and hundreds of people were at the platform. I even met my coworker at Metro Center station when we caught the next train to Smithsonian.

It was chilly and overcast, we hoped that once we are in DC, the weather would warm up and the sky would look nicer. But it did not, it was cold and cloudy. However, at the end of the day it was much warmer and finally the sun came out.

Lot and lot of people everywhere, it is so crowd but that the way it is every year.

Half of the walkway around Tidal Basin is flooded, are cherry trees flood resistant? Cherry trees which are closed to the basin are old, have beautiful branches. So, I am kind of worry about next year.

Cherry blossoms have been bloomed since last week. Now all the flowers are so pinkish, not as white as I normally see them every year.

Sky is pink in Washington DC today..

Sakura angel

We cannot walk around the basin this year. The goodthings are less crowd because people are scatter on the high ground and on the road. Second thing is we get to have the picture of the shadow of cherry tree in the water which is very nice!!!

On the road by Potomac River.

Flowers are the gift of nature
and create the best time of the year.

Friday, April 2, 2010

a daffodil

I went to Brookside Gardens yesterday after work. The garden is at its peak! Flowers are everywhere.
It was a perfect day, I strolled along the garden until the sun set.

Daffodils are blooming everywhere but this one blooms alone.
I feel like Winter still lingers on here, at least under this big old tree.

Almost 8pm, April fool day 2010.