Saturday Random Photos at My Dad’s House

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Some of the Spring flowers at my dad’s house are blooming. These were budding last weekend and now they are in full bloom.

The Sakura flowers finally bloomed.

Lee levitating, I know kind of late for Spring forward.

She was attempting to teach her aunt Bee to levitate.

Not exactly Levitating, but I think it looks more like a puppet show.

Another attempted to spot the Comet, luckily it was very warm.

Not so lucky that it was cloudy.

Another failed attempt, we didn’t spot Comet PanStarrs tonight.  The next clear night will be Tuesday for us, and by then it might be too difficult to spot.

Photos were taken with Canon 5DMkIII, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens.


  1. Lee looks like she is levitating. Maybe next time she can jump on trampoline for extra height. 🙂

    The Sakura blosoom look so delicate, do they bear any fruit? They also remind me of Japanese plum blossom.

    • cn, the trampoline is a great idea, now we just have to look for a trampoline. 🙂

      This one doesn’t bear any fruit, and the leaves turn deep purple in the summer. The flower looks so pretty, but it doesn’t smell as good as it looks.

      • Sometimes no fruit is best, as our neighbor’s overly ripe Japanese plums tend to drop on the sidewalk and leave a big mess.

        Btw, I have viewed your updated blog on our tablet such as Nexus 7 and iPad w/Retina and the photos are awesome and fonts easy to read. Of course it best on the desktop. 2013 may just be your best year in photography. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Seeharhed, It’s around 7:30 to 7:40 pm, my dad’s neighborhood is on a higher ground and I was hoping to see the Comet but it was too cloudy. The clouds in NC made me think of the clouds in Laos. I guess the hot and humid weather in the Summer here also made me think of Laos.

      • Yes, you are right about NC sky and clouds, it does reminds us of Laos. The slow moving clouds, one minute you are in the shade and next minute on full blast of sun. Plan to visit Laos anytime soon?

        • My dad and sisters plan to visit next year, not sure if I will be able to make it. I’m sure it would be nice for them to have a personal photographer, I have to see about my job if I could take off a few weeks. 🙂

  2. I wish i had flowers (and weather!) like yours over here: But these days we have snowstorm and VERY cold winter 😦

  3. The best levitation I’ve seen is when that Japanese girl stands on a stone wall then inches slowly towards the edge of a stone wall and drops onto the lawn. Find a high one with a soft damp soil. Tie your hair back so they doesn’t scatter.

    • Zed, thanks for the tips, I would love to capture a good one. I was inspired by Natsumi, I love her photos and amazingly she took most of her self portrait levitating herself. Here are her photos. She might be the same girl that you are talking about.

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