Posts

Showing posts from January, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

Image
Photo taken in Kowloon, Hong Kong in 2008 Poem written by me in March 2005

New Year's Day In Kowloon


With an air of baked yams
and charcoal stir fried chestnuts
the bustling side streets
come alive this new day
the rooster crows.

Temple Street
bargains it's way through tourists.
Bamboo, china dolls, fu dog
hawked with an Eastern flair
good fortune and piety.

The lion dances
with a deafening roar
chasing evil spirits
from Kowloon Park.

Families gather along Nathan Road,
children adorned in their finest
red and gold kimono
spun silk and satin laced.
They gather the feast dim sum, chow fan, Peking duck
and wash away the old year with
Chinese tea, sake, Tsingtao
Yin Yang.


Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Heart or Head?

Image
Static
The above photo is a photo that I digitally enhanced and named static.  This is the perfect photo for this week because it depicts the static that has imbued my mind, especially these past couple of days.

When faced with a choice I always go with my gut feeling no matter how persistent my head is in telling me I am making the wrong choice.  I am in the midst of that dilemma as I write this post.  While I am almost certain I will be allowing my heart to make this decision it is still causing me much anguish and static.

My two questions this week are:

1. Do you make decisions based on your gut instinct?

2. How do you know that you've made the right decision?


Click the above widget for more Thursday Two Questions.

Ruby Flowers

Image
Photos taken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden







I am participating in Ruby Tuesday 2

Skies and Trees

Image
Photos taken in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco







Click the above widget for more Blue Monday fun

Boat Docked

Image
Taken at the Pier 39 docks in San Francisco

I am participating in Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday

Boats Water Reflections

Image
Photo taken in and around Pier 39 









I am participating in Weekend Reflections

Temperate Asia Garden

Image
Photos taken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden









I am participating in Outdoor Wednesday

Asian Art

Image
All photos taken at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco









I am participating in Ruby Tuesday 2

Yellows and Macros

Image
Flower taken at the San Francisco Zoo
Korean King's Palanquin at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
Fallen Leaves at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

I am participating in Macro Monday 2
Monday Mellow Yellows


The Mandrill

Image
As you can see, these amazing creatures are very colorful.  The red coloring on the face of the male determines how dominant he is.  The male is twice as big as the female and stands about three feet tall and weighing in at about sixty pounds. Their canine teeth are as large as human thumbs.  Though mandrills sleep in trees, they are forest monkeys and spend most of their time on the ground.   They are endangered in the wild.



Click the above widget for more Camera Critters fun.

Rainbow Falls in Golden Gate Park

Image
Photos taken at Rainbow Falls in Golden Gate Park.






I am participating in Scenic Weekends

Water Scapes

Image
Photo taken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Photo taken at the San Francisco zoo
Photo taken at Lloyd Lake in San Francisco

Click the above widget for more Water World Wednesday fun.

Winter Yellows

Image
Photos taken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden







I am participating in Monday Mellow Yellows


And Macro Monday 2