Chicago Botanical Gardens

We visited Chicago Botanical Gardens for half of day. It’s a beautiful place to wander around and enjoy all different kinds of blooming flowers. We were lucky to see a Corpse Flower Taman in display on the first day. I was most impressed with the […]


Chicago River Walk

Our second stop on the way to Upper Michigan Peninsula was the Windy City Chicago. We enjoyed the River Walk that provided great opportunity to appreciate many magnificent skycrapers of Chicago.


I LOVE New York

In memory of 20th anniversary of 9/11, I’d like to post some of my favorite NYC pictures that I took in the past. I took these NYC skylines from various spots, namely, Brooklyn, Ney Jersey, Brooklyn Bridge, Crsise Ship around Manhattan.

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September Roses

We are in September already and the roses are still going strong at our local Brookside Gardens. With the temperature dipped into the 50’s overnight in the past several days, I decided to go to the Gardens this morning to check out the morning dews. […]


Sunrise at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe made the news in the last few days because the Caldor fire has swept arcoss South Lake causing massive evacuation of home owners and tourists. I hope it has not destroyed the beauty of the lake. We visited the Lake exactly 10 years […]



I took this picture of osprey at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, in Cambridge, Maryland a few years ago and was posted previously.


Morning Hike in Taipin-shan, Taiwan

One of my most memorable hikes in Taiwan was in Taipin Shan (Mountain) in northern Taiwan where I visited with some good friends several years ago. It was a hiking trail along the abandoned lumber railroad. We were lucky to see the sun rays shining […]


Egrets at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge

I took these pictures at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware in the month of August severr years ago. There were hundreds of great and snowy egrets all mixed together in the wetlands and someimes up on the trees. They were just spectacular sights. […]