Thank you for another look at a place and life that are so different from mine...and that yet reminds me that each of us goes forward each day with the common necessity of living, contributing and contemplating the next day.
West Lake is a 6.5 square kilometer freshwater lake situated in my hometown city of Hangzhou, in eastern China. Unlike the towering high rises and skyscrapers of its neighbouring city, Shanghai, Hangzhou is famous for...
Or it could be titled ‘Homage à Jim’, this may be my favorite picture of my travel pal. For some reason, he didn't invite me on his own trips, which tended to be more athletic (like climbing Kilimanjaro) but he never...
The 13 pictures which follow are from a day spent with a friend in a long boat on Inle Lake in central Burma's Shan State. We boarded with our boatman on a waterway that leads from Nyaungshwe, about 3 miles from the north end...
Came across this video of some guys walking across a frozen and crystal clear lake in Slovakia. Quite interesting footage. Some are claiming it's a hoax, but looks pretty convincing to me. Thought some of you might enjoy it.
I have visited a few artificial lakes on my travels but Lake Reschen tops my list - simply breathtaking. It is located in the western portion of South Tyrol, Italy, approximately 2 km south of Reschen Pass which forms the...
Located in the Lake Garda region of Italy, these features are of glacial origin were formed by waters of the glacier, which crashed into crevices causing a swirling motion of pebbles that slowly eroded the rock.
Here is a shot of a starry night, with a storm cloud brewing on the horizon. Photo was taken at Frank Lake, east of High River. A meteor can be seen streaking by in the distance, something I did not see until post processing! Fast little devils they are!
Certainly is beautiful DrF !! Those snow capped mountains scare me off from wanting to dive into the lake. People do apply odd descriptions to wonderful things. My favourite is "It was breath-taking" The number of times I've applied the Heimlich manoeuvre to someone who's been choking on a magnificent vista. Please tell me - are the Canadians addicted to calling everything "Awesome" too ?
Thanks for your comments, Garry. The lake, as you would expect for one so high up, is too cold for most people to want to swim in it. But it's pretty awesome, eh? I'd say the "eh?" is perhaps the best way to identify a Canadian. Awesome I've heard used most everywhere I go, and Awesome certainly can be applied to this lake. Hope you have a very pleasant New Year, GarryRF!
Those babies are awfully cute, and I love how mom is gently sheltering and warming them with her wings. I hope you used a telephoto lens to get these photos. Otherwise you might have had a few angry geese chasing you down the path!
Only to be found in the Mediterranean are the delicious Meyer Lemons. A cross with lemon and a mandarin orange. A sweet and juicy - less acidic fruit. Colour of a lemon and shape of an orange. Wish they were available when I get home to the UK . Delicious !
"Only to be found in the Mediterranean..." Not really. Meyer lemons are native to China and have been grown in the US since 1908. I can find them just about anytime in my ordinary local supermarket in California. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_lemon
I used to have a Meyer Lemon tree in my yard when I lived in California. It was a dwarf tree, no more than 1.5 meters tall, but it produced more than 300 lemons each year, more than we could consume. I miss that tree!
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