Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191: Curves

This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191, Ann-Christine is hosting and the topic this week is curves.

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Photo of the Day!

I just love the white aspen trees in this picture. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

This is one of my favorite images from my hike last Saturday. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Scene

I struggled with this topic. The word “scene” can be a number of things. After racking my brain and searching through my archive to see if anything pops out, I decided on this photo, which is a scene to describe the end of another day.

Here’s another one – another work day, another day on vacation, another day out shopping, another school day.

Here is my final scene – typical night lights in my hometown in China.

Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Field

Tuesday Photo Challenge

Which Way to Pick Figs and Grapes?

On my first Sunday in China, my aunt invited me to pick figs and black grapes on a farm about 30 minutes from the city. After spending the first few days in the city, I was all too happy to leave it even if it’s only for a few hours.  After living in the U.S. suburbs for more than half of my life, I am no longer used to the city even though when I left my hometown, it was technically still a suburb.

Anyway, I didn’t really have any desires to pick figs. I couldn’t even tell whether they were ripe. You can tell I’ve never seen or eaten freshly picked figs, right? The only figs I’ve eaten were dried ones. So while everyone else went searching for figs, I spent the time wandering among the aisles of figs and took pictures.

After a few moments, I heard my aunt ask, “Where is everyone?”

My other aunt replied, “They must had gone to pick grapes.”

Before I could take another picture, they went dashing toward the other direction. “Wait!” I shouted but they didn’t hear me. So holding my camera in my hand, I went running after them.

The area where the grapes are planted was slightly different than the place where the figs are planted. Instead of flat ground, there was a muddy trench in the middle and unless you wanted to get your shoes dirty, don’t step in the trench.

This trench is considered dry and thank goodness because by this point, my legs were exhausted from walking spread-eagled.

 As we exited the grape area, I gave the corridor one last look – left goes to the figs, right to the grapes – as my aunts went to pay for the figs and grapes they picked while my uncle and his dad found a table to sit down for a cup of fig tea. It was a good Sunday.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Loud Silence of Nature

I cannot stop thinking about my hike last Sunday especially now I’m back in the hustle bustle of my hometown in China. Continue reading “Loud Silence of Nature”

Which Way to Canyon Hollow?

Last Sunday, I went hiking up the Canyon Hollow Trail. Continue reading “Which Way to Canyon Hollow?”


As a person dealing with constant anxiety at work, home, life, I look for every opportunity to be in a serene environment even if it’s just for a moment. Continue reading “Serenity”

Photo of the Day!

Here is some beautiful blue wildflowers from my hike last Sunday. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dark Green

Since I’m done with school, I can participate in more challenges. This is my first time joining this challenge. I hope you enjoy my selection. Continue reading “A Photo a Week Challenge: Dark Green”

Macro Moments: Week 19


I will admit, this is not the prettiest picture I have ever taken but it does fit this week’s topic of Broadening Your Scope. Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 19”

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – Up in the Mountain

Here are a few more shots from my hike last Saturday. I hope you enjoy my selection. Continue reading “Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – Up in the Mountain”

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – All About Nature

Here are some shots from my hike last Saturday. Continue reading “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – All About Nature”

Hiking in Sunshine

Saturday, October 22, 2016, was a beautiful day in northern Utah. Continue reading “Hiking in Sunshine”

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Rocks

I have been wondering when I will get the chance to showcase some of the rock pictures I took on my last solo hiking expedition. However, black and white rocks make boring pictures, so I opted for the selective colors approach. Hope you like my choices. Continue reading “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Rocks”

Edge of a Boundary


This is as best as I can do for this week’s photo challenge. These challenges are getting harder as I haven’t been taking a lot of pictures. Maybe that’s it.  Continue reading “Edge of a Boundary”

Macro Moments: Week 11


I don’t really have anything to say about this photo other than I took it yesterday when I went up Adam’s Canyon for the third time and possibly the last time and yellow is one of my favorite colors. It reminds me of sunshine.  Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 11”

Forest Like I’ve Never Seen It


After spending the last two weeks researching which hiking trail I should attempt during my mom’s three-day absence, I finally decided to hike the Coldwater Canyon/Indian Trail on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Continue reading “Forest Like I’ve Never Seen It”