Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Princess Diana watching from above ...
showering her motherly love on the new couple.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sakura at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Spring embraces sakura at Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Founded in 1910, this 52-acre urban oasis features more than 12,000 species and cultivars of plants from around the world.

Cherry Walk and Cherry Esplanade

Japanese Garden

reaching to the pond to create more colors!

Sakura frolicking with spring pond

Flirtatious Sakura

strands of flowers flirting with spring breezes ...
reaching out to the pond.

Reflection of Sakura on water creating a modern art!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beautiful Living

Beautiful Living

One of the biggest mistakes we make is to be angry with God
because of things that happen, or don't happen."
- Stromie Omartan -


Monday, April 25, 2011

A foggy spring morning ...

... and I came across this field of tulips, roburst with colors!
This reminded me of French impressionist art.


the pink and the green and the dark tree trunks
creating a fantastic backdrop for these majestic white giant flowers ...
morning dews still on the leaves your eyes and your heart
you would find inpirations
in each day


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

East Lambrook Manor, Somerset, England.

This is the first English Cottage I visited. when I arrived here, I thought I was seeing a postcard.
This is really a charming picturesque English cottage.

East Lambrook Manor, regarded by many as the 'the home of English cottage gardening' the garden was created by Margery Fish Between 1940 - 1969. A plantswoman, writer and journalist. Mrs Fish became one of the most influential gardeners of the 20th century.
Her work led to a revival of interest in many old English cottage garden plants and the saving from extinction of many native plants. The informally planted garden at East Lambrook is consideres as one of the finest examples of English cottage gardening.
Do you care to join me for a cup of sweet cream tea and scone? How about take a saunter at the garden? Or read a book underneath a tree in the Garden? We can bake a cake or biscuits? Or just dreaming by the window looking out the garden? or take out your easel and watercolor and brushes and paper and do a painting that you have been wanting to do for years? .....

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Powers of Word

I know this is a commercial about Powers of Word ...
wishing it was real.

"It's a beautiful day and
I can't see it."

Many of us have so many and yet we
don't take a moment to realize it?

"Life is full of beauty.
Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Love your life to the fullest potential, and fight
for your dreams."
~ Ashley Smith ~


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Leaning Tower in Perak, Malaysia.

Leaning Tower in Perak, Malaysia.

This pagoda-style structure was built in 1885 by a Chinese contractor named Leong Choon Chong, and was originally used as a covered water tank to store potable water for the immediate vicinity. Before it became known as the leanging Tower, it was called Clock Tower. Today, it stands as an architectural oddity that continues to attract visitors to Teluk Intan (formerly known as Teluk Anson).
The clock was made by J.W. Benson, Ludgatehill, London. The British administration regarded the tower as the town time-keeper because of the huge clock. The clock is still working today!

Details of the roofing

Terra cotta tiles for roofing

water tank looking like a space ship

interior of the leaning tower -
check out
the light coming through the lattice railing
on the white brick wall

Clock pendant

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