It’s May already, my tree peonies are still holding on. I cut down some flowers to display in a vase, so that I can enjoy these big flower balls inside the house.
Roadside Wisteria (路边的紫藤花)
When the wisteria begins to bloom, often you will see them on the roadside, I saw a large group this afternoon, they are hard to miss.
New Maple Leaves (新的红枫叶)
In the springtime the red maple leaves look so bright, they even have a hint of transparency, I toured my backyard before going to work, seeing them waving lightly in the breeze, captured this picture under the morning light．
I totally believe that when the azaleas are in full bloom, they really can make the mountain look red, there are only a few bushes on the slope here, but it already feels the whole area is red．
Little Chipmunk (小花鼠)
The little chipmunks usually dart around the backyard and wooded area, they love to run in and out of the holes, when it’s humid, they will come out for fresh air, moving pretty fast, I saw one today while shooting pictures of flowers, I used my phone to get a snapshot of it．
Columbine flowers have many colors and varieties, this one has double petals and a deep blueish purple color, I had planted it last year, it came back early in the spring, bringing rich colors to the garden．
When the weather is good, I usually sit outside eating my lunch, looking at the little slope, the azalea flowers are in full bloom, I snapped one photo and noticed there are sun rays coming through the trees, forming streaks of light．
It’s been raining on and off lately, and each time after the rain , I will check the sky to see if there is a rainbow, today I saw one and hurried outside to capture it on the phone．
Avengers: Infinity War (复仇者－无限战争)
The latest Avenger movie Infinity War just came out, normally I dont pay attention to it. But today my boss give us free tickets to see it. That gives me me a chance to sit in the comfortable recliner to enjoy the fantastic adventure, an exciting space war movie. Of course I will not forget to take a picture while watching the movie.
I have received Mother’s Day gifts today from both of my children, it makes me happy not because of what I receive, but the thoughts itself, they are now understanding me more as they grow older. I don’t need roses or carnations, since I have plenty of them in my garden. This calligraphy set is especially nice, I always like to practice my hand writing with the ballpoint pen, now I’ve got a selection of pen heads to use, I could pick and choose at anytime, hoping before long my handwriting will be improved a great deal.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to the lotus pond, today I went there during my lunch break, there are still many stems from last year in the water, but I see new leaves floating around, underneath the water new flowers are growing, in a few weeks, it will be full of blooming lotus flowers.
The koi pond at the gate of flower nursery is my must stop place when visiting. These two koi have become old friends of mine, staring at them as they moving back and forth, sometimes fast , sometimes slow, they seem to be playing. Each time I have to get some snapshots of them.
By rotating my phone underneath the trees, I see the red maple leaves and green redbud leaves coming together, this looks easy, but trying to form a perfect circle is difficult．
Rainy Day (下雨天）
It rained pretty hard this morning, by the side of the big road, I see a figure running in the rain, the red t-shirt looks so bright. I admire these dedicated runners, they always run rain or shine.
Garden Peonies (芍药)
My garden peonies are fully blooming now, they are beginning to fall on the ground, especially after it rained, I hurried outside to collect them in the vase, to bring in the sweet fragrance.
In The Rose Garden (在玫瑰园里）
While shooting flowers in the rose garden, I encountered a group of young people having a bridal photo session, they were holding the umbrella, posing and cooperating with the photographer, I was standing afar and snapped a photo of them.
I planted 4 garden peonies a few years ago, there are 3 colors in total, today I am gathering each of the different colors together.Using an app to create oil painting look.
The Sun Shines Again (雨过天晴)
It’s been raining for days, the sun finally came out, and it feels like the little white daisies in the grass are happy and smiling at the sunshine.
Returning Back To The Library (重回图书馆)
I used to go to the library to read and borrow books frequently, but recent years I seldom go inside to browse books. Usually I choose the books online, when it’s ready I’ll go pick up, always running in and out of the library quickly. Today I decided to spend some time to browse inside, pick some books on an impulse, it feels so good to go flipping through the books.
These lovely little pink flowers are mixed in with the tall grass, you see them on the roadside, sometimes when the traffic slows down, you get a chance to look closely, finally I got a chance to photograph it．
Roses are perfect for expressing love, especially red roses, it’s also a great subject for the photographer, it doesn’t matter how you shoot it, they are always beautiful and they feel so romantic, this red rose bush is blooming, I walk around it, trying to get the best composition, I blurred the background to draw your eye to the center.
Do you still remember the pale colored leaves with raindrops on them？I snapped another one today, but with no water droplets, I still think it’s beautiful, the soft tone is welcoming, they will have dainty white flowers in the summer, Heucherella Butter Rum is the name.
You see geese near the lake in the park all the time, today I see a group of gosling with their mother looking for food, I was hoping to see them going into the pond, but after a while it seems nothing interesting is happening, looks like they are enjoying the food and have no intention to going into the water.
Old town Alexandria is located just minutes from Washington DC, it’s a very pretty city, it has over 260 years of history, along Main Street- King Street , there are many restaurants and shops, it’s one of the best travel destinations in the US. I like it and used to visit it quite often. This old town is a special place for me, it’s the place that we got married. Not much has changed since then, this is the photo of a typical Sunday morning street scene.
Reflections are a very interesting thing, I am always fascinated by it, this was a display with reflections on the shining ground forming a nice pattern, looks good to me.
Meet Under The Sun (在阳光下相遇）
Afternoon light shining on the maple tree, I noticed this one bright spot, there are two leaves showing different hues, one golden and one red, they meet under the sun.
Flowers In The Grass (草丛里的花)
During my daily walk, I pass through a large grass field, and these days there are many little flowers blooming, white chrysanthemums and unknown pink flowers, mixed in with the green grass, forming a beautiful scene.
It’s raining again, people get annoyed with the relentless rain, I don’t mind the rain, sometimes I secretly hoping for a light drizzle, so the flowers will look more beautiful with the raindrops, my light pink roses look so pretty with raindrops on them.