I love flowers. I take so many pictures of the blooms and colors, petals and leaves, bugs crawling their way to lunch. What do I do in winter? Flowers turn into snow. Leafless trees hold that lonely beauty all their own.
In Hawaii, there were so many things to see. On one hike, the guide said, “This is one place where you keep your camera ready the entire time.” I was in the right place.
Enjoy some of my favorite sights from Hawaii. Identification thanks to this website, http://wildlifeofhawaii.com/flowers/common-name/l/, and random Googling.
How right it is
to love flowers and the greenery
of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges;
they have been with us
from the very beginning.
-Vincent Van Gogh
Red Tower Ginger
Old World Forked Fern
Queen Emma Lily
I took my summer Sperrys out for a walk yesterday, wishing for sunshine. I searched for colors, saw two things I had never seen before, got rained on a little, and shared an overhang with a woman and her gorgeous handbag. While I take a few days to sort photos from our recent travels, I thought I’d share some sights of a Shenyang summer.
I choose not to include one of the dismal sky, preferring to remember the beautiful spring we experienced this year. This year’s summer sky is one described best by Barbara Kingsolver in Flight Behavior. She wrote, “Whoever was in charge of weather had put a recall on blue and nailed up this mess of dirty white sky like a lousy drywall job.” Yes, just like that.
I will keep wishing for sunshine and searching for beautiful things. Enjoy.
More summer shots on Instagram @thesimpleadventure, including a short clip from a local noodle shop. This post is ipod pictures only.
A Touch of Sadness
Your Key to Anything
I love the fall. Truth be told, I have nothing against winter. But I do want to hold on to summer while I can. I want to share some of the gorgeous floral sights to behold in Shenyang over the last few months. Yes, all of these were taken in Shenyang or close by the city. There are always flowers if we look. So take a look.
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. – Edna St. Vincent Millay
Dark pink everywhere
Field of Wildflowers
Kepu Park Butterfly
A neighbor’s lotus
View from home
In the shadow of Maoye
Another random flower