New York City has always been an attractive place for me. I love the fast paced atmosphere of the city. Today, the super fast elevator took me to the top of the new World Trade Center again and I finally saw the view of Manhattan clearly. I remembered the first time I went up a couple of years ago, it was totally foggy, visibility was zero, so I couldnt see anything．
🔸7.2.2018 Circle Of Life (轮回)🔸
The purple hosta started falling, another year of blossoms has gone, this is the circle of life, it repeats itself again and again.
🔸7.3.2018 Lotus Closeup (荷花特写)🔸
Lotus flowers are in full bloom, couldn’t believe that its center is so beautiful, I want to record this beautiful moment and raised my iPhone to get a closeup.
🔸7.4.2018 Fourth Of July (美国国庆节)🔸
Today is the Fourth of July, the national holiday to celebrate the Independence Day of America, we get a day off, the fireworks in Washington DC started right after the sky gets dark, this is the brightest and most beautiful show in recent years.
🔸7.5.2018 Todays Lotus Pond (今日荷塘)🔸
The lotus pond was crowded by lotus leaves and flowers, this is the view through the trees that I see today．
🔸7.6.2018 Sunset Colors (日落的色彩)🔸
On my way home, I saw the splendid colors in the sky, but I couldn’t shoot the photos while driving, I decided to go to the supermarket parking lot near my home, it has a big open space, by the time I reached it, the sky looked even more colorful, it didnt let me down.
🔸7.7.2018 Setting Sun (斜阳)🔸
The light during the sunset, coming through the glass s, reminds me of a scene from a movie. This was captured while I was in a restaurant.
🔸7.8.2018 Favorite Ice Cream (最喜爱的冰淇淋)🔸
The strawberry cheesecake ice cream is my favorite, you can’t find it everywhere, so every time I see it, I will choose it for sure
🔸7.9.2018 Eat Out Luncheon (外面的午餐)🔸
I usually bring my lunch to work, occasionally going out with my coworkers to a restaurant, this is one of our favorite restaurants, it’s a typical American styled restaurant, the small dinner rolls before the main course are very popular.
🔸7.10.2018 Summer Garden（夏天的花园里)🔸
In the summer, my garden doesn’t look as good as in the spring, but lately, the blooming day lilies and black eyed Susan have helped a great deal, they bring more color to the yard.
🔸7.11.2018 Under The Sun (在阳光下)🔸
Every morning when I come downstairs, I will open my front door to see my garden, its a bright sunny day today, the sunlight shining on the green grass, these weeds should have been pulled, but while under the light directly, they look good enough for a photogragh.
A gardenia flower full of water beads, crystal clear, I never get tired of looking at it. This particular one looks a bit like an electric fan.
🔸7.13.2018 Beyond My Dream (超越了我的梦想)🔸
Today I took an out of photo accidentally, but later found that the colors are very rich, and with many light spots, a dreamy feeling way beyond my imagination. The real scene is actually in my back yard, a combination of red maple leaves, green leaves of the redbud tree, and the blue sky, green grass.
🔸7.14.2018 Closeup (微距)🔸
Recently I fell in love with using my iPhone to shoot closeup flowers, every time I see the beautiful flowers, I will move the phone so close to the flower to get a good shot, the white lily looks very elegant here.
🔸7.15.2018 Lily Pond (莲花池)🔸
Today, I went to the lotus pond in DC to take photos of blooming lotus flowers. This park has several lily ponds beside the lotus pond. Most of the lilies are white. From afar, the scenery of the lily pond looks like this.
This is today's lunch, an American Chinese meal, the taste is still very good, of course I can’t eat it all by myself.
🔸7.17.2018 Love Music (热爱音乐)🔸
Love music! Probably I was born to love music, it is so natural to me, when I hear the music, I feel so happy and relexed, why do people love music? I believe it’s because music can make you happy, let you reflect, when you hear a certain song,you will remember some people, some things, some places, music is also a kind of escape, it lets you think deeply, It is a way of meditation. Listening to the music quietly, while doing the things that l love, that is the greatest enjoyment to me.
Blue sky and white clouds, its a beautiful day! Outside the , the newest subway station is about to be completed. The roof’s design is shiny and modern.
🔸7.19.2018 Natural Bracelet (天然项链)🔸
I leisurely took a photo of a green vine laying on the ground, then used an app called Flipper, which duplicates a symmetrical pattern, and which turned it into a natural necklace, I think it looks pretty good.
This symmetrical photo is a natural one, no app used. Can you guess what it is? It's the center of a giant outdoor umbrella, I shot this picture from beliw with my iPhone’s selfie mode. It’s not exactly symmetrical, but I was satisfied with how it turned out, as it was my very first time attempt.
🔸7.21.2018 The Symmetry Shape In The Mall (商场里的对称形)🔸
I often look for symmetrical scene to photograph, when I am in the mall, I get more opportunities, standing in the center position, I try as hard as I can to capture the symmetrical image. The color of the escalator and surroundings reminds me of a music video by Katy Perry- Chained To The Rhythm, in which the color of the cotton candies look so similar to this.
The rain continued falling, and I could hear nothing but the noise of the water as I stood by this terraced pond. After two or three days of heavy rain, everything in sight was drenched. The ducks and geese were nowhere to be seen. They must be hiding somewhere from the rain．
Too much rain has fallen this week. The record breaking amount of rainfall is beginning to become wearisome. The soil is loose and some big trees have fallen down. This has affected traffic and caused inconvenience. I am like everyone else, hoping to see the sky clear up.
Feeling a little melancholy by the relentless rain, I thought I'd cheer up with some bright flowers, and I saw a group of gladiolus in the supermarket flower stand, they made me feel much better.
🔸7.26.2018 I See The Sunshine (我看见了阳光)🔸
Today I finally see the long awaited sunshine, the brightness and warmth of the sun feels so good. You appreciate life by contrast, without the cold winter how can you feel the warmth of the spring? Without rain how can you appreciate the beauty of the sun?
🔸7.27.2018 Do You See What I See (你看见我看见的了吗)🔸
Do you see what I see? A very tiny purple flower has fellen to the ground, unnoticeable, I'm sure most people wouldn't notice it at all, but for someone who loves flowers, maybe it's different. I found it in the walkway outside my office when I was leaving work, a lonely flower.
🔸7.28.2018 A Deer Comes To Visit (有鹿来访)🔸
My backyard is often visited by deer, sometimes one, sometimes several, but usually they come out very early in the morning to look for food. My hosta and daylilies are their favorite, but today this one is obviously late, after 8:00 it appeared before my eyes, does it also get up late on weekends?
🔸7.29.2018 Sunflower (向日葵)🔸
I have not been to the big sunflower fields in Maryland this summer. Today I walked past a small public garden and saw several sunflowers. After days of rain, the sunflowers looked fresh and so lovely.
🔸7.30.2018 Seeing Rainbows (遇见彩虹)🔸
When I got home from work and started to prepare dinner in the kitchen, I suddenly saw a rainbow outside my house， so I picked up my iPhone right away and went upstairs to shoot. I was so lucky to see a double rainbow.
🔸7.31.2018 Jasmine Flowers (茉莉花)🔸
Today, I saw a plate of jasmine flowers in my mother's house. It looked so beautiful, I wanted to take a picture of it. My mother saw that I wanted to photograph it, so she arranged it for me to make it look even better. The plate of flower was placed on the table, and mother sits beside it, she can smell the flower while working on her jigsaw puzzle.