Tourmaline

Tourmaline have great variety of colors but these little rocks are in my collection.  I also have small tumbled black Tourmaline, not just in the photos).

Pink, Green, and Watermelon.

These look boiling candy and fascinate me as good as it gets, but they also make me feel warm and soothing.

I hope I could share their good energy with you too.  🙂

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Snapshots of Blackwattle Bay in one summer afternoon

These were photographed a few days before I flew to Japan to close my 2018.

I procrastinate taking additional half hour for photography after work, but that day was only exception.  I would have not tried any big shot but simply hoped to catch a summer afternoon in Sydney.

Then why didn’t I choose somewhere near or under Harbour Bridge?  I don’t know.  My house is not in the direction where Anzac Bridge leads to, but Anzac Bridge adores me for its architecture and keeps me coming back to, and that day seemed be one of that.

Being so, I did not take a walk the path alongside Blackwattle Bay and I found number of small challenges in taking snapshots.

It was a little fun afternoon.

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Glebe Island Bridge under Anzac Bridge.

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Anzac Bridge leading to central Sydney.
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Looking Sydney Centre Point between the masts.
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Glancing central Sydney.
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Last shot before I left the area.

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Happy New Year

I hope 2019 came with bringing smiles and peace to you.

I took a flight to Japan on 30th of Dec at night, to spend new years eve and day with family there.  My first week of 2019 was past as fast as giving one blink.

It was certainly short holiday, and despite the fact that it was really cold there (yes it was to me!) that it was in the range of -1 to 10 deg C, I was clear, energetic and had a great time.  I forgot to take photos in many occasions during the stay, but here are some I caught.

I am glad to be back in here, and I will look forward having more sharing and exchanging photos and journals with you ahead!

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Sunrise at the airport on arrival day
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An aircraft descending toward runway.
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A shrine for a goddess is at the back of the pond in the park.
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The entrance of the shrine.
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Wash your hands (and rinse your mouth) here before you pray.
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Heads of Shinkansen fast rail services at Tokyo station
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Shy Mt Fuji finally showed me her snow capped beautiful head behind the clouds.
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Japanese feast for celebrating new year.
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‘Zohni’ mochi, chicken, sliced fish cakes, and vege soup.

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I have drawn Jacarandas with pastels for my friend’s birthday.

It should be looking like a bit plain work for the occasion.

It will be the last birthday for her to celebrate it in Sydney, under full bloom of Jacarandas, so I hope she will like this.   She will be a resident of Northern Hemisphere next year, where there will be framed in coloured leaves when  she gets her birthday  😉

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One Word Sunday: Purple

Pale Indigo?  Yes, this is pale in hue but is still purple to me.  😉

Jacaranda season is back in Sydney.  They turn Sydney and suburbs to beautiful purple, as if that’s their way to celebrate spring season grounded.

Luckily, my bedroom is being a prime spot for appreciation, because there are three Jacaranda trees in front of the unit building where I live.

This is my (belated) contribution to this week’s One Word Sunday: Purple, hosted by TRAVEL WITH INTENT. 

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A piece of work of the day 23

This is the complete version (I had posted ‘in-progress’ shot in here) of which I drew on a card for my friend’s farewell who leaves Australia after her 25 years of life at down-under.

With sincere love and support, and big thanks to her on our friendships, I am sending off on her who opens a new chapter of her story in the journey.

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The world of Tricolor

I snapped the head part of Hornby’s Lighthouse at South Head, Sydney, when I took a walk around Watson’s Bay and Camp Cove with the guest I had from Chicago.  I did not bring my DSLR but my old iPhone6 still did a fair work.

It was nice, clear day.  I think the photo caught well about how sparkle the lighthouse body was in white and red stripe with in bright blue background.

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