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Tulips at Tao Yuan Shien Valley

 

 

Light Pink Tulip
Light Pink Tulip

 

Tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I love the multitude of colors that they are available in.  Having them in a range of colors in a field is certainly really a visual treat.

White tulips
White tulips

It was a spectacular scene at Tao Yuan Shien Valley in Taoyuan, Taiwan.  It was really wondrous to see so many different tulips at one place.

A shot of the landscape garden.
A shot of the landscape garden.

Don’t you feel that you have stumbled onto a piece of heaven by being surrounded by so many lovely tulips ?

A red tulip
A red tulip
A dark maroon tulip
A dark maroon tulip

I do not know the name of the different types of tulips on display as there were no signage to indicate so.

A see of tulips
A sea of tulips

It certainly felt magical to be surrounded by the different colored tulips. It gave me a lot of opportunity to play around with different type of shots. I had the chance to experiment with taking pictures at different angles and changing the focus of my shots.

A cluster of pink tulips
A cluster of pink tulips

I took a selection of single shots and wider angle shots which featured more blooms within a frame.

Light pink tulips in pots
Light pink tulips in pots

Not all the tulips were planted in the ground as I spotted these potted one at one of the sections of the garden.

Pink tulips with trees in the background.
Pink tulips with trees in the background.

Do you love looking at tulips also?

Ps;  I posted more pictures of tulips on the other blog- Rachel Dominique. Hop on over if you want to view them :)

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Highlights of February 2015

 

Pink Tulips
Pink Tulips

February was certainly a really short and busy month for me.  I went away on a short trip to Taiwan  to spend a weekend with R.

Space Age Chocolate Exhibits
Space Age Chocolate Exhibits

It was a really visual feast me as I had the opportunity to visit a few different places during my 4 day trip. Last week I shared about our visit to the Chocolate Wonderland  and I have yet to share pictures about the Fisherman Wharf where it was located!!

I took nearly 700+ pictures that weekend and have yet to share the photos I took at the seaside, rose garden, tulip garden and lantern festival. I guess that you have to be contented with some snippets that I’ve included in this post. :)

Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms

It was nearly the end of the Sakura season but I was lucky to spot some of these blooms at a private grove that we visited.  Looking at flowers always cheer me up. Do they do the same for you?

Waterfall at Shi Fen
Waterfall at Shi Fen

Looking at the cascading waters of a waterfall feels me with awe. The wonder of nature hidden in pockets in the valley in a national park. Taiwan certainly has lots of nice trails and places to visit.

Rock formation at  Heping Island near Keelong Habor, Taipei, Taiwan
Rock formation at Heping Island near Keelong Habor, Taipei, Taiwan

If the mountainside isn’t for you then head to the seaside and you be amazed by the unique rock formations that can be viewed.

R and me at Dan Shui
R and me at Dan Shui

February was certainly a month to celebrate love. It was a time for me to celebrate the love of my life  in a post all dedicated to him.  Even though we still have our differences but there is nothing that can’t be work out if we try our best to communicate in our relationship with each other.

A Hama Bead Ice-cream Sundae
A Hama Bead Ice-cream Sundae

Besides focusing on romantic love I also shared a love with this new obsession that the kids have with hama beads . Tiger girl and I have been crafting nearly everyday since I introduced this craft to them this year. It’s one of the ways that I enjoy bonding with her when she’s home after school.

Tiger Girl with her Mask
Tiger Girl with her Mask

I managed to get some reading done in February and reviewed  these two books

The Art of Having it All

Thinking New: Harnessing the Power of Belief

These motivational books have  help me refocus and realign my thinking and strategies towards reaching my goals. I will be trying out the suggestions in  the 2nd book explicitly to enhance my ability in reaching my weight lost goals.

How was your February? 

 
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