Last Friday, Michelle W. challenged us to tell a three picture story
. I had to wait until today to post because I had to finish the story, so I could tell it.
While I had someone deliver the gravel, sand, and most of the pavers for me and install them, I was still busy planning and purchasing the needed materials, including buying sod and soil, and then sweeping in the top soil and cutting and placing the sod plugs. Now I finally have the green parking space I envisioned, and that makes me happy. Hopefully, the forecasted rain this weekend will help to establish the grass.
My son’s history project.
A place where memories were made.
I treasure my hubby for helping me capture this shot.
Gotta treasure Mother Nature.
Love how well it photographs on rainy days.
Love adding more flowers.
This week for the WordPress photo challenge, Krista asked us, “What do you treasure? What’s important to you?”
There are so many treasures in this world. Personally, I’m grateful for the simple treasures like time spent with family, friends, our pets and Mother Nature. What about you? What do you treasure?
For those who have never heard of a selfie, watch the 100-Year-Old BFFs on Steve Harvey as one of the friends explains it to the other, “You don’t and I don’t, but they do.” They are a joy and I really love the answers they give to questions about modern pop culture.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands is obviously younger than me because this week for the WordPress photo challenge, she is asking us to share a selfie. I am a Baby Boomer, so asking me to share a selfie is really like asking a fourteen year old to write a theme paper in cursive, making three carbon copies. Some of them might know what I am talking about and even how to do it, but they would not want to do it.
Luckily, I do know what a selfie is since I have teenagers, but honestly sharing a selfie just is not me, but I’m up to the challenge.
Caring for my garden.
Fun with my garden ball.
Fun with gazing ball.
Welcoming the five blessings: longevity, wealth, health, peace, and the enjoying of a ripe, old age.
May God bless you and your family.
Traditionally, Chunlian or lucky red papers are hung in doorways of homes in China. I learned the papers are red because the Chinese word for red sounds like prosperous and red symbolizes joy, virtue, truth, and sincerity. Today the messages are for success, health, wealth, prosperity, joy, peace and harmony, etc. It is important to take down and discard the old Chunlian just before Chinese New Year.
Today is the first official day of Chinese New Year although Honolulu has been celebrating for a couple of weeks. Therefore, when I saw today’s WordPress weekly photo challenge was object, I knew I would be using photos I took last weekend during our Chinatown celebration to wish you many blessings in 2014 while sharing the objects I photographed.
Commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy.
Common feng shui cure.
Dancing in the streets.
Kuan Yin is the Chinese name for the bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, who can be depicted as either male or female. Many stories about her remind me of the stories of the Christian Saints. She also is known as the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy which makes her a favorite of mine. You can learn more about her by reading: What is Kuan Yin? at Religion Facts (dot) com.
While the bamboo was my object in the second picture above, I love the lady in the window. She was photographing the lion dance too.
I took video instead of pictures of most of the parade. Thus, this is a screen shot from my video.
This year my photo objects were different from a couple of years ago, thanks to Photography 101.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! (Happy New year! May prosperity and all good things be with you and yours!)