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Of Shades of Pink and White Roses

 

Light pink rose
Light pink rose

Roses are one of my favourite subjects for photography. The last time I took pictures of Roses was during a visit to the Flower dome at Garden at the bay 2 years ago.   Prior to that  we saw Roses when we visited Everland  back in 2012 as there was a Rose exhibition when we were there in  South Korea.

Light pink bloom
Light pink bloom

During our Valentines Weekend trip  I managed to snap many pictures of Roses as there happened to be a Rose exhibition in one of the parks that we visited.

Pale pink rose
Pale pink rose

There were roses in many different shades of pink. They also came in assortment of sizes and varieties.

Cluster of pink roses
Cluster of pink roses

There were easily 50 different types of roses in that small enclosure and it set me off on a frenzy taking photos almost every  2 meters or so when I spotted a bloom of different color or texture.

A cluster of baby pink roses
A cluster of baby pink roses

This cluster of roses had a really lovely hue of baby pink.  It certainly would make a great center piece in a crystal vase.

Light pink roses
Light pink roses

The same bunch of roses at a different angle and processed differently .

Dark Pink Bloom
Dark Pink Bloom
Another shot of the same bloom from a different angle
Another shot of the same bloom from a different angle

I tried getting different shots of the same flower by adjusting the focal length and my position while capturing the bloom.  As you can see it does look very different from the two shots captured above.

A purple pink rose
A purple pink rose

I love this shade of pink/purple. It’s really pleasant to the eyes and I wouldn’t mind having a whole vase of this color rose to adorn my dining table at home.

Pink Rose
Pink Rose

The roses in the garden were regularly sprayed with water so that they were kept in their pristine condition.

A white rose
A white rose

This was not your traditional shaped rose. I don’t know what the specific name is as the roses in the garden didn’t have any labels next to them so it was hard for me to identify them.

White rose
White rose

This is the traditionally shaped rose which we see sold in the shops.

Which bloom is your favourite  from the selection above?

Pink or White Rose for you?

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Highlights of March 2015

Waterfalls at Tao Yuan Hsien Valley
Waterfalls at Tao Yuan Hsien Valley

March was a really reflective month for me. It was the month where I did a mini assessment of how far I have come along in  keeping to the  resolutions  that I’ve set in the beginning of the year.

I’ve managed to keep on track with most of my goals except for the one to spend more time on learning French and Japanese. I really need to set aside time to actively revise/ practice these languages or I will never get started on it!! 頑張って/ Bonne Chance

Red tulip
Red tulip

I’ve share more pictures of Tulips  which I took in February and STILL have lots more photos of flowers yet to share here on this blog.

Dark maroon tulips
Dark maroon tulips

Don’t the tulips look lovely?

Waterfall at Shi Fen
Waterfall at Shi Fen

Besides sharing pictures of tulips I also showcases what I captured when we visited the waterfall at Shi Fen in Taipei.

The kids and me
The kids and me

The kids had their 1 week term break and we had fun together. We watched two movies with friends – Shaun the Sheep and Ah Boys to Men 3 : Frogman. We also made a trip to the airport to view the  exhibit that they had on New Zealand 

The kids enjoyed themselves with the longer play time and more outings.  It was more tiring for me as we were going out almost everyday and I didn’t really have much time for myself.

embracing motherhood

March was also a month that  the blog train on Embracing Motherhood  started. There are 25 other mummy bloggers on this train with me who will be sharing their stories of motherhood from March till April.  I will be rounding up this blog train on the  6th April with my own sharing on motherhood. Do check back then to read about my journey.

Bridging the gap

I started a new series here on the blog this month called Bridging the gap.  In this series I will be expanding on the changes that my kids face when they move from one level to another at the start of  the new school year. ( P4 to P5,  P2 to P3 and N2 to K1). I’ve talked about the GAP between P4 and P5 Chinese  and will be moving on to identifying the GAPS in English, Maths and Science in subsequent posts in the series.

 

Poster on Life
Poster on Life

Life certainly does have a lot of challenges  that one needs to embrace. It is never easy but something that we do to survive. I shared about what challenges that I am currently facing and what  I am doing to face them.

How was March for you?

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