Up the street a few long city blocks lies Qingnian Park. It is a peaceful gem in the middle of traffic and construction. My visit a couple of weeks ago was in the early morning of a beautiful fall day. I was surrounded by the tai qi practitioners, the walkers and fishermen, those congregating for morning fellowship and gossip updates, and more. It was the beginning of a lovely day. Enjoy.
A Walk in the Woods
Not Don’t You Bother
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
Old World Forked Fern
Red Tower Ginger
Queen Emma Lily