Friday, July 30, 2010

Angels and Flower


Every summer, I bought flowers to plant at my dad's grave, because it's a part of my family's tradition and every year, the cemetery added more interesting statues. You can say that I'm officially weird since I found this giant angel or saint quite fascinating.


The angel stood looking down directly at my dad's place of rest, and on a sunny hot day it just looked magnificent. I love the powerful wings on this statue.


This little angel was sitting in the shade, counting her flowers and smelling them. She was beautiful, but I couldn't get a clear picture of her face.


If you want to see flowers, the cemetery has plenty too. I love the color of this one, and it seems to bloom beautifully in the full hot sun.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Of Light and Shade




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Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Field of Blue Flowers


Blue flowers are just as rare as the green ones, so when I saw them, of course my finger was "snapping happy"! These little blue gems were so small that I couldn't manage to get a macro shot.


These flowers come in red, white, and lavender! I don't know what they are called since I was too busy trying to take their pictures in the wind. I stood there and waited for the wind to die down before I could have photos without the blurry effect.


The stems of these flowers are quite delicate, so when the wind blew, they all swayed. There were so many of these blue flowers in the pots, which giving the feel of a field. It was wonderful for my soul to see.


I love going to the nurseries at the beginning of the season since they set up plenty of flowers in a field-like atmosphere. It gives such a fantastic feeling of being in a field.

Have a great Monday!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Pink Daisies


These light pink flowers are just at the beginning of their blooms. All the petals are still folding like sticks! They are just beautiful at this stage!


But the blooms are also gorgeous in this light pink color! They look pure, fresh, and innocent! These are the dwarf types of daisies, and the flowers are much smaller than their sister types.


I was out wandering at the local nursery, when I walked right into this field of pink daisies. When I see beautiful nature like this, stress, and other issues seem to disappear!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On Wishes





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Monday, July 19, 2010

Blue Clematis


I love blue flowers because they are very rare to see. This blue clematis was just beautiful when I saw it on a trellis. The heart of this clematis was what I wanted for this series of pictures!


When the petals were opened wide, the heart was the center of attention. I could not find any buds on this plant, or else it would have been my victim as well.


This is just one perfectly beautiful heart! I love the way it looks and the colors of this clematis.

Hope everyone have a great Monday!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Pink Mandevilla


This is called Sun Parasol Pretty Pink (Sunmandetomi) Mandevilla plant. They come in yellow, white, red, and yes, blue. They are a popular tropical color for porches, and patio. They are trellis climbers.


There are about 100 recognizable species of Mandevilla, and they required full sun, partial shade, and need rich, well drained soil, even in baskets.


Mandevilla has a beautiful trumpet-shaped flower, and is considered an annual plant. However, they can be brought indoor during the winter, if the weather reaches below 40 degrees.


Madevilla is known to flower nine months out of the year. They have small vines, heavy green leaves, and coarse stems. All parts of this plant are poisonous..

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Backyard Red Rose


I'm so not me today! I seem to have no energy or enthusiastic in doing anything, since yesterday I've spent the entire day editing, uploading, designing, and reading the fine print on CreateSpace.

Yes, I've decided to join my two dear friends, Joanne and Carmen, self-publishing my book of poetry. I had to collect all my poems from Triond, Dances Of Dreams, and in my archives to make up for the needed numbers.


I went through the last editing this morning, and now waiting for Amazon to give the green light to go ahead. It was a tiring process when I started, but it wasn't all that difficult to follow.

The title for my book of poetry is "Touches Of Love", a collection of love poems! I'm hoping everything goes well and smoothly.


Ok, enough bragging! On to the pictures of this gorgeous red rose, they are blooming in my backyard. Some of these roses have pink color but I love this deep red one. They are at the glorious stage now.

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Top Chef

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What else could be better than a food show and reality show combined? The best reality show on television is Top Chef without a doubt. This program has grown to become one of the most popular programs on the Bravo network and throughout the world of cable television.

I love watching "Top Chef" on my satellite tv that I got from www.direct.tv every chance I get. This show depicts competing chefs from some of the world's most elite culinary schools and gourmet restaurants. All of the chefs compete with one another to impress a panel of very harsh judges. One little thing goes wrong on a dish of food, and it could be the end of that chef's time on "Top Chef." This program offers a great insight into the world of cooking for people who may be considering the pursuit of a culinary degree or culinary career. I think people assume cooking is an easy task, when in reality it is difficult to impress people with original recipes and when it is difficult to cook in an efficient manner with a team of individuals. Cooking is also a very intense activity and that is definitely revealed by this program. This show makes cooking actually look like a very difficult art to master. And, I think that is probably the point of this program. I highly recommend watching "Top Chef" if you like food shows and reality shows!



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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shadows From the Window


This is the big window at the gym where my nephew went to school, and every season the Pre-school teacher helped the students decorating them with paint, cut out art pieces, or other interesting things.

The shadow was small in the morning, but by afternoon, the entire hall way was just fantastic.


In full sun, this was what it looked like! You could see butterfly, flowers, trees, fence, and whatever the children put on this giant glass window.


While most parents were busy taking pictures of their children, I aimed at the floor. It was more captivating to me than what was going on at the time. You should have seen the look on these people's face when they watched me taking pictures of the floor!

They must have thought that I was crazy, but really, it is the simple joy of life that I'm discovering, everyday, in ordinary things like this.

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