五月在忙碌之中匆匆走过,今年华府的五月是特别的潮湿,似乎一直在下雨,五月也是各种花儿盛开的时节,鸢尾,芍药,月季和各种花卉争相开放,在雨中或雨后,更显它们的美丽,我的每日一图也是风雨无阻,记录了不少花儿盛开。。。

🔸5.1.2018

Peonies In A Vase (花瓶里的牡丹花)

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.

已经进入五月份了,我的木本牡丹花还开着,把它们剪下插在花瓶里,在室內欣赏这些如绣球般的大花朵。

🔸5.2.2018 

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.

紫藤花盛开的时候,经常能在马路边看到,今天下午看到一大群,很难不去注意它。

🔸5.3.2018 

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.

春天的枫叶,红得鲜艳,甚至有一点透明的感觉,去上班之前在花园里转一圈,看到它们在风中轻轻摇曳,拍一张早晨光线下的新红叶。

🔸5.4.2018

Bright Colored Azaleas (映山红)

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.

我完全相信,当杜鹃花怒放的时候,真的可以把山也映红,因为就是这几棵,也已经把整个斜坡映红了。

🔸5.5.2018 

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.

这种花栗鼠经常出没在花园或树丛中,它们喜欢钻地洞,天气潮湿的时候会出来透透气,窜动速度极快,今天拍花时见到一只,赶紧用手机把它拍下。

🔸5.6.2018 

Iron Railings (铁栏杆)

At a staircase in Dumbarton Garden, I noticed this nicely designed iron railing, behind it are the hanging succulents, light green against the black iron railing creates a sharp contrast.

在公园里的一个楼梯边,我注意到了这个设计很美的铁栏杆,在它后面有垂坠式的多肉植物,一深一浅的色彩形成了鲜明的对比。


🔸5.7.2018 

Iris (鸢尾花)

Each year around this time, the iris bloom in the garden, once you plant it, you hardly need to take care of it, it’s a beautiful and low maintenance plant, I really like it.

每年五月,这些鸢尾花准时出现在花园里,当你把它种进地里,几乎可以不去理它,非常易种又好看的一种花,很是喜欢。

🔸5.8.2018 

Columbine Flowers (耧斗花)

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.

耧斗花有很多颜色和品种,这一种是重瓣蓝紫色的, 我去年种下,今年早春又开花,给花园增添了浓郁的色彩。

🔸5.9.2018 

Good Weather (好天气)

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.

天气好的时候,我会坐在室外吃中饭,看着对面小斜坡上盛开的杜鹃花,随手拍了一张,发现阳光照射在树上,形成了一条条光影。

🔸5.10.2018 

Seeing Rainbows (看见彩虹)

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.

这几天常有阵雨,每次雨过天晴,我会去看看有没有彩虹,果然今天被我看到,赶紧走出屋外用手机拍下。

🔸5.11.2018

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.

最新的复仇者无限战争电影登场,对于我来说,一般是不会去关注的,但是今天不一样,老板请客买了票,让我有机会坐在舒适的大躺椅影院里,一睹这个奇幻的,冒险的,刺激的宇宙之战。当然看电影的时候也不会忘记拍一张照片。


🔸5.12.2018 

Black & White (黑与白)

Today I am in the mood for black and white photos, I shot this dahlia in color and then used Snapseed to edit it to black and white, it turned out pretty well.

今天一下子有了拍黑白照片的想法,这朵大理花先是拍成彩色的,然后用Snapseed 修饰成黑白的,出来的效果还不错。

🔸5.13.2018 

The Mother’s Day Gift (母亲节的礼物)

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.

今天我的两个孩子都送了母亲节礼物给我,令我高兴的不是我得到了什么样的礼物,而是他们的心意,他们渐渐成熟也更理解我了,我不需要玫瑰花或康乃馨,我的花园里已经有很多的花。这一套书法笔和笔尖非常的好,平时我用圆珠笔练字,现在有了这么多选择,我可以随兴而选,希望不久我的字会有很大的进步。

🔸5.14.2018 

Today’s Lotus Pond (今日荷塘)

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.

有一阵子没有去荷塘了,今日午休去那儿,看见还有不少枯枝在水中,只是边上多了许多新叶,深深的水里正孕育着今年的花儿,再过几周这里将是荷花满池。


🔸5.15.2018 

With You (和你在一起)

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.

花圃门口的鱼池,是我每次去必会逗留的地方,这二条锦鲤鱼已经成了我的老朋友,看着它们一前一后来回游动,忽快忽慢,似乎在玩耍,每次都要为它们拍几张照片。

🔸5.16.2018 

Red And Green (红红绿绿)

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.

旋转手机在树下仰拍,我看见红枫叶和紫荆叶融汇在一起,它看似简单,但想要转出一个正圆却很难。

🔸5.17.2018 

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.

早上雨下得很大,马路边看到有人在雨中跑步,红色的衣服很鲜艳,佩服这样风雨无阻锻练身体的人。

🔸5.18.2018 

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.

这几天芍药盛开,花儿倒了一地,尤其是雨后,我赶紧剪下放在花瓶里,把香味带进屋。

🔸5.19.2018 

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.

在拍玫瑰花时,遇到一群正在拍婚纱照的年轻人,她们手持雨伞,配合着摄影师摆拍,我站在远处抓拍了这一张。

🔸5.20.2018 

Peony Combos (芍药组合)

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.

花园里种了四棵芍药,共三种颜色,今天把各色花儿集中在一起,用App制成如油画般。

🔸5.21.2018 

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.

最近连日阴雨,今天终于见到了蓝天, 草丛里的小花,看上去在向著阳光微笑。

🔸5.22.2018 

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.

以前常常去图书馆借书,看书,近几年很少去里面浏览,或从书架上取书翻阅,多数都是在网上选好要借的书,过一二天去取,总是快速进出图书馆,今天我想花一些时间去里面浏览,即兴的找自己喜欢的书,这种翻书的感觉真好。

🔸5.23.2018 

Wildflowers (野花)

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.

这种可爱的粉红色小花,夹杂在高高的青草丛里,在马路边有很多,有时车子慢行时会仔细看看,终于今天有机会拍一张。

🔸5.24.2018 

The Flower Of Love (爱的花)

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.

玫瑰花最能代表爱意,尤其是红玫瑰,它们也是拍花人最喜欢的花之一,无论怎么样去拍,红玫瑰总是那么漂亮,那么浪漫,这一棵红玫瑰正盛开,我围着它尽情的去构图,虚化周围把视线引向中间的一朵。

🔸5.25.2018 

Colored Leaves (彩叶)

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.

还记得上个月的那张带着雨滴的彩叶照片吗?今天我又拿起手机近拍一张,不过这次没有水珠,颜色还是一样的漂亮,柔和的色调令人喜欢,到了夏天,还会开出细小的白色花朵,它的英文名字叫做 Heucherella Butter Rum。

🔸5.26.2018 

A Geese Family (一家子)

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.

公园里的小湖边,常常能看见加拿大鹅在走来走去,今天看到小鹅和鹅妈妈一起在寻找食物,原本想等它们下水,拍一张水中的,可是等了一会,没有动静,看来它们正吃得起劲,不想下水呢。

🔸5.27.2018 

Old Town (老城)

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.

离开首都华盛顿特区不远,有个美丽的老城亚历山大,它已经有二百六十多年的历史,在主要街道国王街的两边有很多餐馆和店铺,这个城是美国最受欢迎的旅游点之一,我也很喜欢,以前常常来这里。老城对我来说还是一个有很特别意义的地方,这是我们结婚的地方。这里的变化不多,这是周日早晨马路上的景色。

🔸5.28.2018 

Reflection (倒影)

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.

倒影是非常有趣的东西,我总是为它着迷,这是一个商场的橱窗倒影,在闪闪发光的地板上,我觉得很好看

🔸5.29.2018 

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.

午后的阳光照在枫树上,我注意到了这个亮点,二片枫叶,显示出两种不同的色调,一红一金,在阳光下相遇。

🔸5.30.2018 

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.

每天散步会经过大片草地,这几天里面很多小花盛开,小白菊和不知名的粉红色花朵,镶嵌在绿草之中,形成一副美丽画面。

🔸5.31.2018 

Roses In The Rain (雨中玫瑰)

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.

又下雨了!很多人讨厌连续不断的雨,我无所谓,有时甚至暗自希望有一点小雨,这样花儿会更美,有雨珠的淡粉红玫瑰,看上去很漂亮。

摄影,中英文字:霁平

器材:iPhone 7 Plus