Saturday Random Photos

We had a severe storm pass through this morning, and the wind gusting seemed like 60mph.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 28mm, evaluative metering

Most of my dad’s cherry blossom are on the ground.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 65mm, evaluative metering

Many trees were down in his neighborhood.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 80mm, evaluative metering

I feel bad for this person, this is the second Bradford Pear tree that’s down.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 47mm, evaluative metering

A good thing that it didn’t hit the car or house.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 50mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

I used to think that it’s rare to see the pink dogwood tree but not anymore.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

The white dogwood tree is very common in our area, as you can see in the background.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

I’m glad my sister didn’t cut down the rose bushes that I planted years ago.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/80sec, ISO 800, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

I was hoping to find some white roses to take to the temple, I guess this will do for worshiping flowers.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/2sec, ISO 400, focal length 88mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My mom’s Orchid.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

The lower branch is in the 12th week of blooming, that’s 3 months.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 60mm, evaluative metering

We’ll be planting these young chili peppers and Thai eggplants by next week. I’m looking forward to a 3 days weekend, we get a day off on Good Friday.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/15sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

As I was leaving my dad’s house I saw a full moon.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 24mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/400sec, ISO 400, focal length 105mm, evaluative metering

The sky was deep blue when I got home. I guess this is what they call the blue hour and as for some, it’s the happy hour.

Canon T2i, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1.3sec, ISO 100, focal length 28mm, spot metering, tripod mounted

10 thoughts on “Saturday Random Photos

  1. I´ve just heard about the storm and went here to see how things are around you. They said that North Carolina has been affected the worst, so I´m glad to see you are all right.
    I think your mothers orchid gets more and more flowers, little by little, it is beautiful. It is always inspiring to see your garden and flower photos, and as I expected, of course you have posted a moon photo. It´s midnight here and when I look out of the window, I can see a nice white round moon. Ginger´s moon, I am thinking. 🙂

    • Hi Giiid, I already left my dad’s driveway when I saw the full moon, I went back and took out my tripod and camera. It’s really pretty. It’s amazing that we all see the same moon and it looks the same no matter where you are. Gardening is very therapeutic to me and even better to be able to harvest and cook it as well.

      As for the storm, it’s so sad to see the damages. We were lucky that we only get the high wind and rains and we don’t have any huge tree near our house.

  2. The wind over here is just as bad. Some got it worst than other. It has been like this 3 weekends in a row now. We went to Cambodian new year today. The wind was bad. If the entire temple ground was not paved we would have a dust storm. Even that the dust got into all the food. I don’t think the food vendors were happy about that.

    I was wondering if there are any wildflower in your area.

    • Hi Dallas, I had planned to attend an event in downtown Hickory one Saturday morning but I bet it was canceled since the storm was passing through. It was high wind and pour down raining. The weather on Sunday was perfect for the new year at Wat, it’s too bad that I couldn’t eat a lot. Lee had some fried bananas and she loved it.

      We have wild flowers along side the highway and it’s usually during the summer months. I’ve seen photographers parked and photograph all the time, but I don’t think it’s a good idea for me to do so.

  3. I’m glad that the damage was not too bad where you are. It’s a shame the trees were downed, but new ones will grow. The extraordinary orchid blooms on! And the rose is a thing of beauty.

    • Gerry, trees downed is nothing comparing to the damages that the tornadoes had caused and at least 22 people killed in North Carolina. It’s so tragic and so sad to hear. My sisters that live in NY look forward to seeing my mom’s orchid weekly. 🙂

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