Macro Moments: Week 9


For this week’s theme, Inanimate Object, I decided to photograph one of my most important possessions. Are they just the cutest things? Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 9”


I struggled with this week’s Photo Challenge. That’s why I’m posting in the last minute. Continue reading “Fun!”

Macro Moments: Week 8


Here is a shot of the cherry tomatoes in the garden. Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 8”

Macro Moments: Week 7


Some time ago, I posted a black and white version of this picture and I got some comments that a few people want to see the color version of the picture. Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 7”

Narrow and Fine

For this week’s photo challenge, I am going to go in a different direction. Continue reading “Narrow and Fine”

Macro Moments: Week 6


Here is a plate of freshly picked blackberries shot under macro settings and then tweaked using the Pixlr app. Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 6”

Macro Moments: Week 5


I took this picture early June and I didn’t get the chance to share it until now. Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 5”

Macro Moments: Week 4


Here is one of my favorite macro photo I’ve recently taken. Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 4”

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge – Party at the Park


So at the very last minute, I was invited to a party last night. Continue reading “Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge – Party at the Park”

Macro Moments: Week 3


I am joining the challenge: Macro Moments, hosted by Susan at Musin’ with Susan. Continue reading “Macro Moments: Week 3”

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Flowers



Each year, the plants and flowers in my backyard just seizes to amaze me. Continue reading “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Flowers”

Sunday Hiking: Adam’s Canyon

For almost a month, I’ve been surfing the internet, researching for a trail near me to hike. Continue reading “Sunday Hiking: Adam’s Canyon”

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Close Ups

This week is all about close-ups and I hope you enjoy my pictures. Continue reading “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Close Ups”

Memorial Day

I hope everyone in the U.S. is having a good Memorial Day. Continue reading “Memorial Day”

Weekend Adventures

I had so many adventures this past weekend that you will have no idea how tired I am. I went to more places than I have ever been in a single weekend. Continue reading “Weekend Adventures”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: What’s this?


This week, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I am here to present a picture with a question mark. In other words, this week’s topic is to post a picture and let you, the reader, to figure out exactly what you’re looking at.  Continue reading “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: What’s this?”

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 25 – Music

It’s been too long since I’ve participated in this challenge and I am so excited because I finally have something to show for the topic of music. Continue reading “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 25 – Music”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Flowers

This week, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, the objective is to take pictures featuring a single flower. Continue reading “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Flowers”

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: 2016 Week 19

DSC00266 I’m joining the challenge for the first time because well, I’ve found some weird pictures in my files. Continue reading “Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: 2016 Week 19”

A Wet 2016 Spring


This has been one wet spring. It’s been raining almost every single day and if the sky’s not raining, it’s gray and the grayness often drives me insane. The last time I experienced such a wet spring was 2007, when I was still in Texas but that’s different. Texas is plains, Utah is desert. Deserts aren’t supposed to rain, deserts are supposed to be sunny and hot and dry. Maybe the world is changing.

Anyway, this horrible weather had given me barely enough time to adore the beautiful flowers that have blossomed in my neighborhood. I haven’t even had the chance to visit the park before another wind storm hit and destroyed all the flowers.

This picture above is from one of the rare sunny days in April. These are Asian pears blossoms from the backyard. I don’t know how my mom prune trees each year. When spring comes, flowers sprouts along the trunk of the tree instead of in specific places like a normal tree.


The plum tree in the front yard was the first to blossom and the flowers were gone two weeks later when a wind storm hit the area. After the plums came the Asian pears in the backyard (pictured above). These stayed for about a week or so before another wind storm hit followed by hail and rain. Here is one more picture of the blossoms.


As the ephemeral Asian pear blossoms came and went, the apple began to blossom and boy, did they come.

DSC00556It was like every flower on the apple tree was waiting for the right time to bloom. It was like it was counting down by the second. It was like a head flower was calling the shot. “All right everybody, we bloom in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!”

We were very surprised when we came home one sunny day and found the apple tree full of flowers. Immediately, my mom determined, “We’re going to have a lot of apples this year.” If all of the blossoms successfully turn to a fruit, I thought, rolling my eyes.

Less than a week later, we were hit by another wind storm and once again followed by hail and rain. Well, there went the apples. When the rain finally stopped and the sky is blue again, we stepped out into the backyard. All the flowers had gone from the trees, its petals blew away by the wind, replacing it with these little apple buds.


And here are the Asian pears:


Mother Nature,

Please give me some sunny days? I’ve had enough with the gray depressing skies and the roller coaster temperatures. Hot and cold, hot and cold, you’re going to get me sick. I don’t mind the rain but at least stop with the gray skies. 

Daily Post Photo Challenge – Earth

A Special Tree


This is from a tree right around the corner from my home. Continue reading “A Special Tree”

Abstract Photography

I hit a bump in this week’s photo challenge because of the word, Abstract. Continue reading “Abstract Photography”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things that are Rough

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