Saturday, June 8, 2013

Grin and How is your sky today? (This week's Photo Hunt themes)

The photo at the very top of this blog entry is a real Photo Hunt rarity: one that I expressly took just a few minutes ago in direct response to Gattina's query of How is your sky today? Looking at it, I want to smile -- if not grin -- because I think it really captures the weather forecast for today in Hong Kong: i.e., very hot, and mainly fine apart from a few showers (This from the Hong Kong Observatory).  Because even while you can see nice blue skies in part of the picture, dark clouds full of rain are also threatening...

Moving on to images that really make me smile and grin: like last year, I went to the Hong Kong Flower Show this year but didn't put up a Hong Kong Flower Show-specific entry on this blog, content instead to wait for an opportunity to use them for a Photo Hunt entry (or more). Sandi's choice of theme this week presents me with just that.

More specifically, among the more imaginative entries at this year's show was one featuring a pair of gentlemanly individuals made out of flowers, one bearing a basket of cheery vegetable produce, with other sets of equally cheery looking vegetable produce assembled near them!  And yes, when I see such things, they serve to reconfirm my strong sense that Hong Kongers -- who often can look so serious, sullen even, when going about their daily business and routines -- really do have a whimsy- and kawaii-loving to them. :b


magiceye said...

Perfect takes for the themes!

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, awe, I love the smiling gents! :) I like your sky for the day too. Lot's of nice puffy clouds, gives it an almost 3D effect.

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

i really enjoy the grinning greeneries.

YTSL said...

Hi magiceye --


Hi Trekcapri --

Am glad my takes on both of this week's themes. And hope you have a great weekend too! :)

Hi ewok1993 --

Did the sight of them make you grin? :b

eastcoastlife said...

Love the cheery vegetable basket! Happy photo hunting!

chica said...

Muito lindo! beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

YTSL said...

Hi EastCoastLife --

Hope it gave you some cheer when looking at it. :)

Hi Chica --

Thanks for thinking the photos are beautiful! :)

YTSL said...

P.S. to Chica --

Which of your blogs is your Photo Hunt entry on? Sorry but it's really difficult to look through and tell!

Team Tabby said...

Wonderful grins on the green giants and the produce as well!


that's the way the cornbread crumbles said...

great grins!!

alejna said...

It's fun to see a freshly shot photo for this! I like the way the buildings frame the sky, too.

Those grin shots are fun, too. I also appreciate seeing evidence of whimsy!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I hope you have a weekend full of grins~

Friend of HK said...

Thank you for your support for my blog. I hope my new UK wildlife stories will be of interest to you as well.

Susan Demeter said...

Love the grinning vegetables! I'd have a hard time eating them because they are making me smile just as they are :)

Team Tabby said...

Update: the flower on our blog is a wild Lady's Slipper - don't think the Pitcher Plant is in bloom yet -it is very interesting, but not as colorful and more of a bog plant.

Thanks for asking!

YTSL said...

Hi Team Tabby --

Glad you like the green grins. And thanks for returning and telling more re the plants I saw over on your blog. :)

Hi "that's the way the cornbread crumbles" --


Hi Alejna --

Speaking of evidence of whimsy: I think of you whenever I see those Pacpeople mosaics in the toilet near the Din Tai Fung that you took photos of when you visited... ;b

Hi Sandi --

Thanks! :b

Hi Friend of HK --

You were/are a true friend of HK. I wish you well in the UK.

Hi Sue --

Hmmm... but since they look so nice, you wouldn't want them to go to waste, surely? ;b

Annie said...

These are all nice photos. I love the happy decorated veggies. Hope you are having a great weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi Annie --

I've had a good weekend but, alas, it's ending really soon! Ah well, there'll be next weekend to look forward to... ;b