Bee's Favorite Flower

I have this purplish pink flower in my garden. I don't know its name (yet) but it's one of my favorite, and bees', too! Oh, how I enjoy watching the bees buzz from flower to flower. They feast on sweet treat of nectar.

Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise
             Their Master's flower, but leave it having done,
    As fair as ever and as fit to use;
                              So both the flower doth stay and honey run.
                                - George Herbert,
The Church--Providence


Flower Photo Collection (Hong Kong 2011)

One of the best things I enjoy when traveling is taking photos of flowers. Here's my collection during my recent trip to Hong Kong.

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  
They are the hieroglyphics of angels, 
loved by all men for the beauty of their character, 
though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. 
~Lydia M. Child


Red Roses

During my recent trip to Hong Kong, I was invited to a friends' house-warming dinner. My dear friends' little apartment was so cute and cozy. If you've been to HK, you know how expensive to have your own apartment so every inch counts! My friends did a good job in making use of every space and in decorating their home. Here are some shots of the roses in the vase by the tv set. Loved the fullness of each rose. They look so friendly!

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

 - Emma Goldman





“Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns! Blue flower, red thorns!

Oh, this would be so much easier if I wasn't color-blind!”

Donkey, From the movie Shrek.

Find out many interesting facts about this unique flower here.


Red Tulips

" Are these tulips?"  I asked myself. I wasn't sure from afar so I had to walk closer.  "Oh my, they are!" It was my first time to see real tulips and was so fascinated to see them up close. These were the 2 flowers I first saw....

I didn't know there will be more surprises few steps away.

My camera started to work hard, and my dear husband, who was ready for meetings, had to wait to give me time to enjoy a unexpectedly pleasant sight along the sidewalk.

It was a real treat to see these red blooms! I could stay there and wait for more of these buds to open.

I saw these gorgeous, red tulips in front of Times Square in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong the week after Valentine's Day. I believe they were meant for the love month celebration.

'Mid the sharp, short emerald wheat, scarce risen three fingers well,
  The wild tulip at the end of its tube, blows out its great red bell,
    Like a thin clear bubble of blood, for the children to pick and sell.
 Robert Browning
Up at a Villa--Down in the City (st. 6)