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The Late Bloomer

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Autumn is absolutely gorgeous. It project a certain drama that other seasons do not have, which makes me also quite dramatic.

For instance, looking at this last dying rose makes me sad. I call this flower the late bloomer. All her sisters are already long gone and she is still here dying alone. Her presence reminds us of the winter ahead.

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Winter Garden

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Our garden surprised me when I get back from work yesterday. By the sight of it, the gardener has been here. Once in a while, Mrs. M the gardener comes around to give our garden a make-over. We like our garden, but we just do not have the patience nor the skills to do the dirty job.

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On Places and Landmarks: Apollinaris Church in Remagen Germany

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Whether you are catholic or not, you must admit that most catholic churches are absolutely gorgeous. This Apollinaris Church in Remagen Germany along the Rhine River is no exception. It is just breath taking that I just have to stop and see it! It is imposingly and strategically positioned on a top of a hill as if summoning everyone who sees it.

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On Places and Landmarks: Venlo and its Late 16th Century Townhall

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One day, without any pre-existing plan, I took the train and went to Venlo on my own. With a camera around my neck, I graced this beautiful, quaint, and yet intimate city. I pretended to be a tourist for day and allowed myself to be amazed by the sceneries as if I have seen it for the first time. It was an opportunity to see the city in entirely different perspective and also to develop skills in photography.

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Unlikely: The Spring Flower on Snow

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It is so Unlikely that these two, the snow and the flowers will meet, but notwithstanding its unlikeliness, they nonetheless did meet this year. The former belong to the winter whereas the latter to spring. Did the snow came later or the flowers earlier than usual? The image is an illustration of a beautiful and rare contradictions: The flowers are announcing spring in the midst of winter.