The Sparks in the Middle of Pandemic

Based on Zodiac year 2020 is the year of rat (鼠), based on the Heavenly Stem order year 2020 is "庚".  As a result year 2020, according to Chinese, should be year of "庚子鼠". Historically some unusual (mostly unfortunate) events occurred within such a timely coincidence (Half - Year Review). Since the beginning of 2020, … Continue reading The Sparks in the Middle of Pandemic

Portraits of Mallards

It is early winter 2020, and we are in the middle of second lockdown! This means no group outing, no parties, even no photo trips with those fellow photographers. But life is still going on and we need to find something fun ALONE! Suddenly I missed those mallards and other water birds, and decided to … Continue reading Portraits of Mallards

Then and Now

I formed a dream to travel around the world before I die, so I made a plan to visit at least one new place each year. According to Chinese traveling ten-thousand miles is equivalent to reading ten-thousand books. Traveling is a process of learning new things and uncovering previous unknowns, especially through my camera lenses. … Continue reading Then and Now

Being Optimistic through the Winter with Pandemic

The numbers of infections and death spiked in the past week, the date of back-to-office was delayed once again. The dark cloud of COVID-19 is still floating over the world, it seems that we are continuously walking in a tunnel without seeing light in front. Working at home for over eight months I really miss … Continue reading Being Optimistic through the Winter with Pandemic

An Unknown Beauty

COVID - 19 has been preventing us from exploring around distant world, but never prevented us from looking around the areas near us. The following is a kind of flower blooming in my friend's backyard.  I don't know its name, neither do my friend, but the lack of knowledge on it didn't stop us admire … Continue reading An Unknown Beauty

An Old Barn under Sunset

A photographer friend took me to see an old barn near her home during past weekend.  We went there on sunset time to find there are two barns standing on an empty field, big and small.  Even though we didn't know what the functions of big and small barns we still enjoyed the time near … Continue reading An Old Barn under Sunset

The Lives in Morning Dews

One of the advantages by working from home is to save daily commute time, for me it means extra one and half hours.  Another advantage from WFH is to gain flexibility, i.e., napping if I am tired, snacking if I am hungry, taking a short walk around my house if I get bored.  So far … Continue reading The Lives in Morning Dews

A “Ballerina” and Her Family

The lives at natural sanctuary have been flourishing during human's quarantine time. On the past weekend I was lucky to photograph a family of swans, parents and six babies. While babies of younger than 2 days old were resting with one of the parents, another adult swan offered me with graceful performance of ballet. Here … Continue reading A “Ballerina” and Her Family

Those Yellow Soft “Pom Pom”

Nothing can stop mother nature move along her path. Pandemic, quarantine, COVID - 19, etc., none of these matters for Canada geese.  They still produce beautiful new offsprings in the middle of May, as they did in previous years. By just looking at those yellow soft "pom pom", aka, goslings, my heart was melt and … Continue reading Those Yellow Soft “Pom Pom”