Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China. September 2017

After walking across the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge this past week in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, this was one of the views that greeted us.  There were layers among layers of mountains and forests and fog/pollution all around us.  These were some characteristic and unforgettable layers!   Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

 baby robin waiting for mom

Markham, Ontario. May 2017

How perfect.  I am just finishing up the final touches of the post that I wrote yesterday about watching a robin’s nest back in May of this year.  This photo shows one of the baby robins waiting patiently as mom or dad comes back to the nest with a juicy worm in their beak for feeding time. 🙂   Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

 Sea stacks

Sea stacks as part of the natural habitat, Tobermory. August 2017

This past weekend, I was at the Fathom Five National Marine Park to see Flowerpot Island.  Among hiking to see the large and small flower pots (and within Bruce Peninsula National Park), you can see these layers of sea stacks — a geological landform made of a steep and often vertical column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast, formed by wave erosion — all over the park and island.

These natural structures are made Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

Roundhouse Park, Toronto

Roundhouse Park, Toronto. May 2017

How do trains turn corners?  They use a turntable!  This is a turntable at Roundhouse Park, a park in downtown Toronto in the former Railway Lands where there is a roundhouse and railway museum.

Sometimes when you face a corner, all you have to do is move in a circle to the opposite direction and keep moving!  Life lessons Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

 bird nest with babies

Distracted by this little family

Earlier this year, we had a robin bird select our house entrance for her nest.  I couldn’t help but be distracted during the first couple of days after the babies were born because I would constantly peek around the corner to wait for her to come back and watch her feed her babies.   I was extremely starstruck with the robin babies themselves too.  How can you not be distracted when there are some beautiful aerial birds like these right outside your Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

Lake Tekapo

Shores of Lake Tekapo, April 2015

“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire” — elemental.  I dug up this photo that I took in New Zealand when we were touristing the Church of the Good Shepherd, a church in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.  This view is of the shores of Lake Tekapo.  It was a very sunny and beautiful morning with our tourmates and other tourists strolling along the rocky shores.

This photo shows all four elements: the rocks of the Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

 mossy shelves

Lake Erie, Ontario. July 2012

Textures: I remember putting my feet through these soft and wavy shelves of moss when I went camping for the first time in July 2012.  It was a group camping trip with the Mon Sheong Youth Group at Rock Point Provincial Park & Lake Erie.  It was so hot that day when we got to the campsite that all activities were postponed and everyone just went to the beach to cool off.  I enjoyed walking through these Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

 devoured seafood

The Captain’s Boil, Newmarket. January 2017

There’s nothing that satisfies me more than a good meal.  I’m talking about the REALLY good meals where the taste of food is delicious and the portion is substantial and you are left completely satisfied and content.  The price of the meal might not matter but the fact that all the details and ingredients tied together and showed complete craftsmanship and skills from the chef is what matters.  It just so happens that I had a really satisfying and contentful meal last weekend.  For a better photo of “satisfaction” though, I decided Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Unusual activity

Unusual activities, Toronto. July 2017

Today I saw something unusual outside the window.  First of all, it was an unusual move on my part as I rarely look out the window (for an extended period of time anyway) to notice anything significant.  I was on the ninth floor of the building at Bay and Adelaide for a job and all of a sudden I noticed a man on the street pick up a potted plant that was in front of a restaurant and THROW it directly onto the street where there were lots of cars moving.  What the…  It immediately caught my attention and I zoned into what this particular guy was doing.  The rest of the passerbys on the street seemed baffled Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

 cheese emojis

Greenwich, New York. April 2017

This is a collage of multiple artworks of cheeses that we saw on our trip to New York earlier this year! 😀  We couldn’t resist the silly yet creative puns for each of these cheese emoji stickers! We even downloaded the app to attempt to use it in our online conversations but unfortunately the stickers are actually just images as opposed to real emojis Continue reading