Someone I met in Shouguang referred to his (many) fellow citizens who fished along the banks of the Mihe as “fish people”. One does not see a lot of catching so, perhaps, it is the act of fishing that is the goal.
One of the fascinating things about texture is how it interacts with light. Locally, in winter the mosses and barks take center stage, due to the low angle of the sunlight and lack of dramatic competition. In the other seasons they are just a backdrop for the brighter foliage and flowers.
I especially like how the mosses seem to magnify light. They often seem like they are emitting it instead of catching and reflecting, sort of like the full moon.
One really fun thing to notice when traveling is how people get around. I live in an area where it seems like all the cars look pretty much the same. Here is a gallery of some of the variety I saw while visiting my son recently in a small-ish Chinese city. Click on an image to see it larger.
I really admire how many options people have beyond taking the bus and owning a full size car.
This is an art installation at Carlisle Castle called “Poppies: Weeping Window” in remembrance of the lives lost in World War One. The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day is this year. In the USA we often forget it’s origin because we call it “Veteran’s Day” and it has become a more general celebration of appreciation for those who serve in the armed forces. Can you imagine how difficult it must have been to arrange all of those individual ceramic poppies?
Red seems to dominate any picture it is in. For someone who doesn’t really care for red I seem to have a lot of pictures where it dominates the composition:
Irish pony and stop sign.
Red plow at a folk life museum in County Kerry.
Red prayer ribbons at Tian Hao Temple in Qingdao, China.
May 4th sculpture in Qingdao, China.
Lanterns and shan zha (hawthorn) on National Day in Weifang China.
Prayer ribbons on a fence at a temple on Taishan, Shandong Province, China.
Food street in Weifang, China.
Stop sign at Glacier National Park, Montana
Red bus tour bus at Glacier National Park.
Red peppers at a market in Shouguang, China.
Red lace leaf maple at the arboretum at South Seattle College.
Kite at Weifang International Kite Festival, China/
I think the South Atlantic in these pictures shows a wide variety of the colors in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week: Teal, Aqua, Seafoam, Turquoise. These pictures were taken at the Volunteer Point Wildlife Refuge in the Falkland Islands.