Sometimes Big IS Really Better – [Photographing 2015] The Third Week

Two Massive Dragons
Two Massive Dragons – Changhua County

The Third Week

I have been real busy the last couple of days and I haven’t been devoting near enough time to answering and replying to comments. It is not that I don’t want to as I love communicating with all of you and it’s not because I have nothing to say.

It is because I have hit a stride with regards to writing my book. Words have been just flowing from my heads to my finger tips this week. Ideas have been taking shape easily. Everything has been just flowing perfectly.

I am so happy that things are beginning to take shape. Everything is getting written down, events are getting documented, and memories are getting converted into words.

However, I will talk about that more in Friday’s post.

In this Case Big IS Really Better

This week had us out and about in the middle of nowhere (if that even possible in Taiwan). We ended up taking lots of smaller roads that led to interesting things. Here are a collection of pictures from my wanderings during the third week of 2015 and well, a few just because I wanted to include them.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Constance - the Cartoon Character
Constance – the Cartoon Character

A Comic Drawing of Yours Truly (I had this drawn a long time ago when I had bangs but the picture of the drawing was taken on Thursday)

My husband claims that there is only a hint of resemblance. However, I would like to think that if you drew a mask over my eyes, I would be a suitable character for the next ‘Incredibles’ movie. And why don’t you have a look and compare it for yourself!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Sweet Potato Fries - the perfect [occasional] treat
Sweet Potato Fries – the perfect [occasional] treat

Sweet Potato Fries – The Perfect [Occasional] Snack

I just love these but only occasionally. Have you ever tried them? If you haven’t, then you should!

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Sun Rise at 715 on a Saturday morning
Sun Rise at 715 on a Saturday morning

The Perfect Sunrise at 7:15 a.m.!

This sunrise had me wondering ‘What am I doing up so early on a Saturday?’

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Two Massive Dragons
Two Massive Dragons
Dragon from Behind - Love this pic for some reason!
Dragon from Behind – Love this pic for some reason!

In this Case Big Is Really Better

We found these two big dragons in the middle of nowhere, somewhere in Changhua County. I took too many great pictures so I plan to do a photo essay on the place in the near future. However, these two are among my favorite.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Dead Lotus in the Dead of Winter
Dead Lotus in the Dead of Winter
A Pink and Purple Lotus
A Pink and Purple Lotus

Dead and Alive

These two pictures were taken in the same pond. Which one do you think is cooler? For me, I can’t decide.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Marble close-up 1
Marble close-up 1
marble - natural design
marble – natural design

Marble, Marble

I just love the natural texture and unique lines of these slabs of marble. The lines that weave through these pieces create such a beautiful pattern. Which reminds me – it’s been way too long since my last tip to Taroko Gorge.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

A Random Mural in the Middle of Nowhere
A Random Mural in the Middle of Nowhere

Drying Rice

A random mural that I discovered when driving along. Would it capture your attention?

So, there you have it folks – A collection of pictures from the third week of [Photographing 2015]. Be sure to let me know which was your favorite in the comment box below! As you all know, I love hearing from you and reading your opinions!!

~~AND Be sure to drop by on Friday as I plan to share the first except from my book in a post. ~~


29 thoughts on “Sometimes Big IS Really Better – [Photographing 2015] The Third Week

  1. I had noticed your new avatar. 🙂 All your pictures are interesting, but I like the marble texture best. No reason except several blogs have recently mentioned texture and I have that on my mind. lol

  2. It is great that writing is going well. My project is for now put aside as I have to focus on more important things until they are settled. Perhaps I will find time to write sometime soon again but I doubt it will be before summer 😦

    1. Thanks! I am glad it is, too! However, this week I just wrote and I haven’t re-read it yet. But, at least I have the structure there and the ideas and thoughts down on paper.

      I bet life is really busy for you now with a new job and with your little baby beginning to walk! Plus, there are no deadlines for the things we do for fun!

      1. I also have some kind of general outline for the whil thing and wrote a lot of stuff but right now I am also in the stage that I am questioning myself if it was really worth the effort, if it is interesting enough for anyone to read later :p

  3. Love that sunrise. Wow! And actually, I prefer the dead lotus. I like the shapes in the seed pod and the subtle colors of the old lily pads floating on the pale green water.

    So nice to see your face. The comic is cute, but it doesn’t do you justice.

    1. The sunrise is beautiful. I captured it at 7:15 a.m. (I looked at the clock) and went back to take another photo five minutes later, and the sky had totally changed. I guess it is indeed all about timing. The dead lotus picture came out better than expected.

      And thanks for the compliment. It is fun to hear how people had me pictured – a few people said they thought I had blond hair.

      I have a few questions totally unrelated to this post. How many words, on average, is on one page of a book? And is it possible to purchase an e-copy of your book from Taiwan? I tried to buy a kindle version this week via Amazon but it said it wasn’t available in my country.

  4. That sunrise is just gorgeous.
    I prefer the purple flower to the pink. Something about the color just pops to me.
    Looking forward to reading the first part of your book!

  5. Congrats on your book Constance! So happy for you! I’ve published 10 eBooks and have turned 4 into paperbacks; they’re meant to be ready and studied, so not too long but still took some effort to write them.

    Those massive dragons are epic, epic! Remind me so much of some hefty dragons I snapped in good old Chiang Mai, at the many wats around town. BTW sleeping in on weekends does rock but that sunrise was worth it 😉

    Thanks for sharing!


      1. Agreed! It really is incredible how quickly the light can change. Our windows face west and the sunset period can be lovely with incredible shadows on the wall that last about three minutes if you’re lucky. With baby in the house, it’s almost impossible for me to grab the camera, set it up and get a photo so I take a mind photo instead. 😀

  6. Loved the mural and the dragons, but that dead lotus really caught my attention! I got so entranced with it I forgot to comment yesterday, haha! Loving these photo updates!

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