April is for Tulips

Tulip blooming are at their peak so I couldn’t resist getting up early this morning to get a few shots. I don’t know why but we are leaving for a Pacific Northwest photo tour tomorrow and our fist stop will be at the Tulip Festival […]

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Washington National Arboretum

It was a perfect day for hiking yesterday. We enjoyed going to National Arboretum for walking around and enjoying the spring flowers everywhere. Magnolia blossom is almost over but I like the scenes with petals on the ground.

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Daffodils at Brookside Gardens

It was the first day temperature reaches 80 degrees (27 C.) this spring, so I took the advantage to go to Brookside Gardens for shooting some flowers, especially the weeping cherry and daffodils. I was surprised to see even some tulips are blooming.

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Magnolia

The blooming of magnolia usually precedes the cherry blossom by about a week here in Washington, DC and the best place to go is the National Arboretum. I took most of these photos over there in the past few years, though there are a few […]

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Baroque Architectures in Taipei

You’d never think there are many Baroque architecture style buildings but there are, particularly in the old Dadaucheng District in Taipei. Most of these building were built in the 1920’s, about 100 years ago as Baroque style structures were popular during the Japanese occupation period. […]

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Sunset at Dadaucheng Wharf in Taipei

Dadaocheng Wharf thrived in earlier years as an entrepot for trade along the Tamsui River to downtown Taipei. Tea, cotton and silk textiles were among the main products bought and sold here, attracting trading companies from across the western world. Dadaocheng’s fortunes as a trading […]

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Terraced Tea Fields

Taiwan is famous of producing fine tea and I drink tea almost all day in Taiwan and US except a cup of coffee in the morning.  You can find tea fields almost everywhere on the mountain sides near Taipei but to find a perfect one […]

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One More Night Heron

This is an interesting picture after I had a chance to look at from the computer screen. Look closer the fish in the water – apparently it was too big for this night heron to handle!

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