If you glance at this picture, you might think that it is a colorful painting, it has little boats and blue water. You would never suspect that it’s actually a scarf. I have used an app called Glaze to create the painted look, these days apps can do so much, they provide endless possibilities.
Lately, every time I go to the park I will see some people taking their bridal photos, June weddings are very popular here, I saw another couple today, they are posing for pictures by the lake, from afar, I see the bright colored gown, that made the picture look more beautiful．
Lily pond is full of blooming waterlilies, it seems that the rain created beautiful effects for the photos, there are ripples and raindrops, very refreshing．
This is a working farm in Northern Virginia suburb, every time I see it I will stop for a few minutes, sometimes I see people riding the horses，blue sky, white clouds, red barns, a very picturesque scene.
These lovely little pink and white flowers, blooming on the hillside of the lane where I go for my daily walk. I didn’t know the name of it, until one day, a friend on MeiPian told me that the flowers are called Zi Yun Ying. Even the name sounds so beautiful, but Iater I found they look so much like Zi Yun Ying , but it’s not exactly the same plant, this one is called crownvetch．
A group of bright color leaved plants, they are clean, vibrant, spotless, this picture has no need to be edited, because it’s already so pretty．
Tiny Purple Flowers (紫色小花)
Tiny purple flowers are blooming by the brick wall,take a closer look, they can also attract butterflies. Using the flower identification app to find the name of the flower, it turns out that the flower is called Lobelia Erinus．
Early Summer Pond (初夏池塘)
There is another pond beside the lotus pond. It has no lotus in it, but a water fountain going all year round. In the early summer, it is surrounded by all shades of green, shown here is a beautiful picture of the pond.
Quiet lotus ponds have always been my favorite place to go. In a sunny afternoon, the temperature reached 90 Fahrenheit degrees and above, the water is very calm, the lotus leaves reveal shining lights．
The Longwood Garden in PA has a newly upgraded giant water fountain, it has a spectacular fountain show every two hours. People are scattered and sitting around, and of course there are stands and chairs for you to sit in and enjoy the wonderful performance.
After the rain, the plants always look so attractive to me. These round, shiny drops of water look exceptionally beautiful on this pale pinkish leaf.
At the supermarket entrance, there are bunches of flowers greeting people who come to shop, I took a close-up shot with my phone, I am happy it turned out pretty nice, its not the sharpest but it has a dreamy look
Modern life is always hectic and tiring, people are working extra hard to chase material satisfection. I used my Apple Pen to write down the paragraph that Ive translated, its a quote from the American author, philosopher, naturalist Henry David Thoreau．I think hes got a point.
The first group of yellow Daylilies started blooming, these flowers have a very long blooming season, they can bloom almost the whole summer, a very common flower for the average garden.
Waiting To Bloom (待放)
The lotus pond is full of new leaves, its so covered that I couldnt see the water in the pond, the flower buds are getting bigger, I am looking forward to when the beautiful lotus flowers fill the pond.
Watching World Cup In The Sun
Saturday afternoon walking around the open spaces by the shopping district, I see people sitting on the grass, eyes on the giant screen, the World Cup game is going on, even though soccer is not the most popular game in the US, sports games always attract many people old and young to watch, it’s a hot day today, but it doesn’t seem to bother those watching the ballgame.
Today is Father's Day, I see this family is playing happily, I use the phone to capture the happy moment．Father and children spend time together, laughing and carefree. How beautiful this picture looks
These scattered jasmines I collected and placed them in front of the computer of my office, letting the fragrance of the flowers surround me, I am sure I will be more productive at work now.
In a corner of the house, the hydrangea blossomed, the colors are pinkish. Have you ever seen the blue ones? Actually the color of hydrangea is determined by the pH of the soil, if it’s slightly more acidic, the flowers will be blue, and if more alkaline, then they will be pink.
The purple magnolia in the backyard bloomed again, they bloom every spring and summer. In the springtime the leaves have not yet appeared, flowers bloom first, when it comes summer, flowers are blooming amongst green leaves, I still remember the first time seeing the magnolia flowers in the summer, it was a surprise, I call it the second spring of magnolia.
It’s the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, it lasts 14 hours and 53 minutes in Washington DC, which means the summer officially started.
Distorted Brick Wall (扭曲的砖墙)
While pulling out of the parking spot, I noticed the distorted brick wall, it was created by the rain water on the windshield, I thought it looked very interesting.
Bicycle Sharing (共享单车)
If you pay attention, you will notice the arrays of colorful bikes on the curbs or street corners of big cities, Washington DC has it too. Bikes share are fun way to see the sights and local attractions. On the weekend I often see young people using it to move about the city.
While taking pictures of the hostas in the garden, a small bee appeared, I immediately captured a few shots，then I noticed the red and blue colors on the wings of the bee, which gave me a little surprise.
This gardenia is a new cultivar, the fragrance of which is exactly the same as the standard gardenia, but its petals are more slender and the center of the flower is like a cup. it is relatively cold resistant and has a longer flowering period from spring to autumn, they’re also called Frostproof gardenias.
The red lilies in my mothers garden are blooming like crazy, this unusual and stunning red colored lily had been planted for more than 10 years, each summer it brings colors to the garden, the flowers have a shining and glowing feel
Today is a very special day for me. I have reached a new milestone, exactly 1000 days ago I got my Mei Pian account, ever since my first article, I have not stopped using it. I became a loyal fan of MeiPian, and consider myself lucky to have found this outstanding platform. I appreciate all the support and encouragement from my friends on Mei Pian.
Street photography is a very exciting thing to me. Because things change constantly, I like to try to photograph street scenes when I am in a busy place. On the corner of a Manhattan street in NYC today, I caught a glimpse of the setting sun with two figures and their shadows.