If you’re looking just at this blooming red plum tree, you might think that spring is coming，but this is the only tree that has blossomed so far, a red plum, it is very eye-catching, and you can see it from a distance on the side of the road.
It’s an old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Today's wind storm confirmed half of it. On the second day of March, the east coast of US was struck by wind gusts of up to 60 to 80 miles per hour. Causing schools and the government offices to close, power outages affecting hundreds of thousands people, I was so lucky that the power was still on, and was able to work from home. While sitting next to my computer, all I could hear was the wind blowing outside and the wind chimes hanging by the door were constantly rattling and swirling.
Have you ever noticed that during a sunset, the colors on the western sky turn orange and gold, while the eastern sky turns pinkish and pale blue? Today I captured the colors pink and light blue along with the golden colors, thanks to the high rise glass building in the middle that reflected the golden color.
Often I pass by an open field during my lunch break, there is a large area of tall, curled yellow grasses, I have taken many photos of it but today, I decided to try the spinning method to photograph it, then I used Snapseed app to edit it into a ball shape afterwards, it looked like a messy ball at first glance, but when examining it closerly, I see the ribbons of grass, quite interesting.
The North American Redbuds in the garden were full of purple clusters of little beads, they are very noticeable lately, they will swell a little each day, and in two or three weeks the flowers will be in full bloom.
A beautiful sunset is not something you see every day. I went shopping late afternoon, and by the time I walk out of the store, I noticed the trees by the parking lot are very red, and I got excited immediately, thinking that today's sunset must be very beautiful, I turn around, saw the colorful sky, and start to click my iPhone away instantly, because these colors will soon disappear, I am so glad to see such a beautiful sunset today.
Every time I see these lakeside houses, I always think how nice it would be to live by the water, to have such a nice view, you can enjoy the sunrise or sunset, seeing birds, ducks and geese swimming by freely, especially on a good day, sitting on the deck, listening to the soothing sounds of water.
Weather is getting a little warmer, the koi in the pond are more active than during the winter, they swim freely and comfortably , when the Canada geese joined, it didn’t bother them at all, they shared warmer pond peacefully.
This orchid has been with us for a long time, I bought it because of the lovely color and stripes．It blooms faithfully year after year, Phalaenopsis is exceptionally popular, they also have many colors, are easy to grow, and the blooms could last for a couple months.
This paper sun was made in less than a minute, it's a brilliant sun, and I didnt expect it to be made so easily. In fact, if you look at it a little longer, it also resembles a flower, a yellow flower with many pointed petals.
The roadside flowers are blooming again, last year at this same place I spotted some purple crocus, they were emerging from a bunch of withered leaves, blooming so beautifully, recently I’ve been checking around the spot each time I walk by, to see if there are any signs of the blossom, today I was so happy to see the blooming purple flowers, and immediately took this picture.
I like reflections, I also like symmetry，and will take every chance to photograph the symmetry form, if you are living in a big city, you will have plenty of chances to do so, obviously in the suburbs the chances are limited.
Went to the lotus pond this morning, it’s a sunny day today, the pond looked bright and golden, there are some geese flying around, trying to photograph the flying geese by my phone, very happy that this picture turned out nicely.
When I left my home this morning, the weather looked fine, but while on the road, I suddenly began seeing snowflakes，gradually more and more, people on the road slowed down naturally. The snow showers ended quickly and the sun came out in the afternoon.
Outside the shopping place, I was attracted by the colorful mini pansies in the large flowerpots, a few of the little flowers seemed to leap out of the flowerpots.
Sunday Afternoon (星期天下午)
On this Sunday afternoon, while walking on the streets of Washington DC, I saw young men dressed fashionably, riding the tricycle pedicab, leading tourists around the capital area. They are young, strong, friendly, and familiar with the city, for older people or those with young children, taking a Pedicab to tour DC is a good choice.
On my way home from work I saw clouds that looked like cotton balls, beautiful against the blue sky, but the weather forecast said it would snow tomorrow, at this moment it’s hard to imagine that would happen.
It was very springlike yesterday, today it seems winter is back, it began to rain with sleet this afternoon, the car windshield were covered with small ice pellets.
Spring Snow (春雪)
Today is the first day of spring, the Washington metropolitan area is experiencing its biggest snowfall of the year, didn’t expect snow in late March, but I have to say it’s very pretty. I took this picture by holding the phone in between the blinds, trying a different angle．
The snow from yesterday has melted a great deal, and under the sunlight, several willow trees swayed in the wind, fresh green willow branches swinging to the one side by the strong wind. I thought the trees were like young girls standing gracefully, their long branches from last year were cut short, just like girls cutting their hair for a brand new look in Spring.
While looking for other books through my bookshelf, I found Charley Harpers Bird Book, this American artist was best known by his uniquely styled bird prints, his work incorporated many geometric lines, simple and vivid, and the colors of his artwork are bright and beautiful, it left readers with an unforgettable impression.
Today I had a suddenly craving for fast food, passing by a McDonlds, I went in and bought myself some french fries and a hamburger, its been a long time since I have had McDonalds, they are actually pretty tasty. Nowadays people are really against fast food, they think it’s all junk food, and are afraid to eat it, in my opinion, eating fast food once in a while is perfectly fine.
If you’re in Washington DC, you’ll notice that there are no high rise buildings, the street scene is just like the picture shows.
Little Squirrel (小松鼠)
I often see squirrels darting around in the woods, and for a while I disliked them so much, because they often appeared in the backyard and rummaged through the flowers and plants. I noticed this little squirrel while walking today, it didn't run when I approached it, and I snapped a picture of it eating something.
There were several colorful paintings on the walls of the doctor's office. This lily pond picture made me think of the blooming waterlilies. Time flies, in two or three months, I could take pictures of the waterlilies again.
The temptation of chocolate is hard to resist, the other day, I saw some mango-flavored truffles in a store, I bought a bag and put them in a glass bowl. I took a picture of it today against the dark background.