Although I did not sample these dumplings, I did enjoy some tasty dumplings in Shanghai. All the food I had in China was delicious.
Yu Garden near a popular marketplace in the Old City of Shanghai contains a large pond and is enclosed by a wall adorned with gray tiles and dragon heads.
Pudong and Pearl Tower
And across the Huangpu River from the historic city, is the dynamic and modern Pudong district. Pudong is renowned for being built practically overnight and is the home of many famous buildings such as the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Storm clouds loom above rocky escarpments in this winding pass through the Utah wilderness. In the distance, a bit of sky is visible through a small arch that formed atop the cliff.
Today’s challenge theme is “Relaxation.” The sight and sound of a tumbling waterfall is calming to the mind and senses. Even a picture or recording will substitute in a pinch! To see the rest of today’s monochrome creations, visit Leanne Cole’s blog.
After a short ferry ride from mainland Tasmania to Maria Island, we hopped on our rented bicycles and headed for the cliffs. I had heard about their colors and striations and was looking forward to visiting with my camera. My husband, Mike, did his best to steady me while I stood on slippery rocks to get the shot. A team effort!
The first image is a red rose blossom and buds captured at the Fullerton Arboretum in California. The second is a yellow dahlia in blossom at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
Dahlias were in the peak of bloom during a recent visit to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.