Photographing Idiom is Greek to me, but I‘m sure I‘m not the only one. We might be all in the same boat for all I know, and here is my contribution to Karma’s October Photo Hunt. My first idiom is hit the hay meaning to go to bed. Back in the days mattresses used to be stuffed with hay or straw, so when one was hitting the hay they were on their way to bed. I saw this dog at the temple sleeping on a straw like mat while the monks were chanting.
I have been preaching to Lee that money doesn’t grow on tree, and she was surprised to see that it does grow on tree at the temple.
I believe this is a Chinese idiom, to beat the drum and sound the gong. It is to order an advance or retreat, to egg people on or to call them back.
Last Saturday was Lee’s 10th birthday party. This image is perfect for the idiom icing on the cake, meaning when you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have.
Last but not least, I think this image speaks for itself. Max is in the doghouse.
Bonus Halloween images, one of my dad’s neighbors gave us a sneak peek tour of his garage haunted trail. This one is askeleton in the closet.
Lee came face to face with a robotic skeleton ghost.
And we saw this on our way back. I keep an eye on him the whole time while taking this picture and thank goodness he didn’t smile for the camera. I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween.
This is my contribution to Karma’s August Photo Scavenger Hunt. Karma is not asking for any specific photo this time, but she is looking for a photo for each of the prominent rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Each photo should show something specific to summertime. Bonus: a self-portrait of you in the summertime!
I want to start off with Summertime Vacation. We spent a couple of days vacationing at Virginia Beach. I would never have thought to get up early to wait for the light but here I did. It’s definitely worth it, a beautiful golden orange sunrise during golden hour.
After we got back, there were plenty ripped orange cherry tomatoes.
My first red chili pepper, note to self August 3, 2011.
A yellow black-eyed Susan flower.
A Late evening visit by a green hummingbird.
It is green and here is a closeup image.
Purple passion flower.
I waited for the sun to set, and here is the blue sky during the blue hour. The blue hour comes from the French expression l’heure bleue, which refers to the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of light at this time of day.
As for the bonus, a self-portrait of myself in the summertime. It’s not the easiest task and I had a little help from my tripod and remote control. I know I must have looked funny to my neighbors if they happened to see me, I was walking back and forth several times. And here is a self-portrait of a gardener.
I started my photo hunt early since I have other projects I’m working on. The due date is August 28, 2011. I hope you will join, would love to see your portrait, I mean your summertime photos. 🙂
Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog is having another photo scavenger hunt for August. This time she is not asking for any specific items to hunt for but she is looking for a photo for each of the prominent rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Each photo should show something specific to summertime. Bonus: a self-portrait of you in the summertime! The due date is Sunday, August 28th and I hope you will join.
I think I might have gotten lucky in this image, we visited Cool Park Pool yesterday morning.
There was one dude there that I had to take a second look. He was dressed in a lady’s swimming suit and painted his fingernails hot pink. As you can see that he is bald headed and even sitting cross legged in the pool.
Lee likes to jump off from the rock.
She made some splash.
I’m glad that we have a pool close to home especially for some of us that don’t have our own swimming pool. It’s $14 for adult and $7 for children to get in. The best time is to get there early when it is not too crowded.
The slide was a lot of fun, I did a couple rounds myself.
This is my first time there, but several times for Lee. She came with the summer camp and daycare in the past.