Thursday, April 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Buddha!

Well my blog is becoming a foto blog.

I can't resist but capture the colors and scenes around after the dreary, snowless, and cold winter is a profusion of colors and the freshness of greens. This is the scene at the park now. Colorful lanterns adorn the pathway - to enlighten seekers of truth, maybe? Trees are full of flowers soon they will disappear. But, they are here to stay a bit to be offered as bouquet or tree of flowers for Buddha on his birthday.

Flowers and Lanterns at the 518 Park



































33 comments:

Tee said...

Beautiful photos! We also have cherry blossoms here in the United States.

I didn't know it was Buddha's birthday. I hope you have a fun time celebrating.

betchay said...

nice photos... i've also taken lots of pictures but i haven't had the time to share them... you still have cherry blossoms down there?

earthlingorgeous said...

wow! cherry blossoms! I wish I can see one up close. nice photo's. Can you send me a cherry blossom hahaha!

Talina said...

Those are so pretty! I love the shot of the trees and the walkway.. So beautiful and serene looking!

etavasi said...

wow...nice post here :) i like your blog :)

Badthing1 said...

Pete these photos are stunning!!!!!! The cherry blossom you allowed me to have is so generous of you. :)

See you on twitter and other places in the Blogosphere.

Pete Rahon said...

hi, thanks to all of you who appreciated the fotos here, the camera I am using is just a point-shoot camera not a digital SLR and am happy with the output.

Dette | Dance of Motherhood said...

Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Min Guo said...

I wish I am there. Nice images and beautiful cheery blossom!

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Beautiful photos. Happy birthday Buddha... indeed.

http://www.PortOrangeJuice.com said...

Really beautiful flower pics. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!

prettyleslie said...

yea.. cherry blossoms are really beautiful. you had great photos! i hope i could go there too as soon as possible.

Morningangel said...

Pete, the cherry blossoms are beautiful. My cherry tree is just beginning to open its blosssoms, an exciting event for me. Thank you for sharing the pictures of trees from so far away that are so much like mine. It makes me feel hope.
Rivergarth in Kansas, USA

Maki said...

Wow I love the pictures of the Cherry Blossoms! :D I only wish I could go to Japan someday and have some time watching Cherry Blossoms fall. :D

by Lillian said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. These remind me of the cherry blossom festival in Hirosaki, Japan. The flowers bursting into bloom really do bring peace and hope.

Edwin said...

dito sa Pinas walang Cherry Blossoms or Spring..
nakakainggit kah..
i can only imagine how it feels amidst those beauties of nature..

pero i was distracted by the lanterns.. feeling ko kalabisan at ang paligid ay maganda na and better left alone with its natural beauty!

good wishes!

dentonmd said...

Nice SHOTS!!!! Love them

thess said...

Wonderful captures, truly beautiful blooms!

Sheila Bocchine said...

GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing! I miss Cherry Blossoms and am actually planning on going to Japan next spring just to see them! We just don't have them in Phoenix!

Pamela Slim said...

Cherry blossoms are my favorites!!!

Thanks so much for the beautiful visual break.

Keep up the great photography.

All the best,

-Pam

3xMom said...

What gorgeous photos - thank you so much!

-annie

Sarah Meyers said...

3xmom is right, gorgeous!

Adrienne Zurub said...

Thank you for including me in the greeting and celebration through BEAUTIFUL flowers of Buddha's Birthday!

And what a wonderful day it is...here as well.
May the teachings and spirit of Buddha be with everyone.

Adrienne
http://adriennezurub.typepad.com

Estero said...

It was nice to see those blossoms - are they Japanese Cherry Blossoms?

Omyword! Did I Say That? said...

Thanks for this lovely gift via twitter. I added you to my RSS feed under the category of inspiration. :-)

jeprocks said...

very beautiful and apt for siddhartha's birthday!

@edwin, the closest you can get here in pinas would probably be madre de cacao... ganyan din ang effect pag time ng mamulaklak, pink blossoms sans the leaves.

Kristin said...

I was in DC about a month ago and saw some gorgeous cherry blossoms while I was there. The timing couldn't have been better. They're so beautiful and fleeting.

It's been a while since I've been to Korea. Thanks for sharing your photos!

Warmly,
Kristin Park

Patricia said...

I love pink. It's a peaceful pretty color.

Jeff Dowler said...

Beautiful! How refreshing on a May Gray day here in Southern California.

mangee said...

Just what I needed to see on this windy raining winter day in the Southern Hemisphere.

"delightful sparkles of rain gently blown on a crisp breeze" is the best I can make of today.

10°C Occasional showers. Strengthening southerlies.

ces said...

wow that's a whole picture story on buddha's birthday! love the cherry blossoms!

Mohiul said...

wow,beautiful photoes,I like the 4th one,so beautiful!By the way,thanks you follow me to in lifestream!

Shirmaine said...

I love the pictures! They're beautiful. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite trees and flowers. Be it spring, or autumn. ^__^