Peonies

Schwartz Peony Garden at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland has a great collection of peonies. The best time to photograph these beautiful flowers is when the blooming is young (before the full bloom and becoming too “heavy headed” and bending down).  We were […]

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Laomei Green Reef near Taipei, Taiwan

This was the third time I visited Laomei Green Reef on the northern coast near Taipei, Taiwan. One can easily take Metro from Taipei to Tamsui then a Keelung-direction bus. It’s famous for its green troughs and trenches carved out of volcanic rook, especially in […]

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It’s Time for Bluebells

I hiked the trail along river at Worthington Farm, part of Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland in search of bluebells this morning.  Luckily I did find several patches of bluebells that are in peak blooming stage.

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Foot Bridge at Dahu Park, Taipei

Dahu Park (大湖公園) in suburb Taipei is a popular park next to a Metro Station. I arrived there one early morning to shoot this beautiful pedistrian arch bridge. Many people go there every morning for group exercise, hiking or even fishing. So do many egrets […]

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Heping (Peace) Island, Keelung, Taiwan

Heping (Peace) Island is located near Keelung Harbor in northern Taiwan. It is a small resort park with beautiful rock formations created by the wave erosion through thousands or even millions of years. Here is a picture showing a cruise ship about to enter Keelung […]

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Taiwan Egrets

The mountain town of Pinglin near Taipei is known for growing fine tea. On the river edge there is a small wooded area in the center of town and one can see hundreds of Taiwan egrets and night herons call it home. The bridge across […]

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Calla Lily

Calla Lily is in full bloom up in the mountain near Taipei. It draws many flower lovers and photographers to these beautiful fields . One can even pick your own calla lilies,10 for NT$100 of US$3.30.  

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Da-An Park, Taipei

Da-An Park in the city center of Taipei is like Central Park in New York City. There are many hiking trails, play ground, roller skating rink, flower gardens but the most attractive place is the small lake with island and trees in the middle of […]

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