Flowers, Taiwanese Puppets, & So Much More – [Photographing 2015] The Fifth Week

[Photographing 2015] - The Fifth Week
[Photographing 2015] – The Fifth Week

February has been a busy and exciting month. With my birthday and Valentine’s Day, combined with Chinese New Year and my husband’s birthday [which is today – Happy Birthday, Babe], and another holiday this Friday, it has been a crazy, but great month. I am falling a little behind with posting the daily photos I have taken for [Photographing 2015], my 365 day photo project. However, I am still committed and doing it, and I plan to do some extra posts in the coming weeks to catch up.

So, let’s get to it. Here is a collection of photos that were taken during the fifth week of 2015!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

My First Glimpse of Red and Gold
My First Glimpse of Red and Gold

My First Glimpse of Red and Gold [Close-up of Chinese New Year decor containing the character ‘fu,’ meaning lucky/fortune]

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Enjoying a Frappuccino at Starbucks
Enjoying a Frappuccino at Starbucks

Enjoying a Frappuccino at Starbucks [because every 365 photo project has to have a cup of Starbucks of some sort]

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Blossoms Popping Up All Over Town [1]
Blossoms Popping Up All Over Town [1]
Blossoms Popping Up All Over Town [2]
Blossoms Popping Up All Over Town [2]

Blossoms Popping Up All Over Town [because no blog can never ever have too many photos of flowers]

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

'Wheel Cakes' With a Foreigner [1]
‘Wheel Cakes’ With a Foreigner [1]
'Wheel Cakes' With a Foreigner [2]
‘Wheel Cakes’ With a Foreigner [2]
'Wheel Cakes' With a Foreigner [3]
‘Wheel Cakes’ With a Foreigner [3]

‘Wheel Cakes’ With a Foreigner [My husband and I love wheel cakes and the local vendor sure knows how to make great ones. On the weekends, they hire a student to deal with the orders and she loves writing down little notes to herself regarding who placed the order. The last time we ordered it was ‘the guy wearing sunglasses’ in Chinese and this time it was ‘with foreigner.’

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Mazda
Mazda

Mazda = A Devil in Disguise: Getting You to Where You Want to Go [now, if they happen to use this as a tagline or slogan, I want to be rewarded for my brilliance 🙂 ]

**Sorry for the poor quality and resolution, but it this picture taken in a dimly lit parking garage.**

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Bamboo Painting on Red Paper with Gold Accents
Bamboo Painting on Red Paper with Gold Accents

Bamboo Painting on Red Paper with Gold Accents [a little water damage from the elements but very cool all the same]

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Taiwanese Puppet with Tats [My Favorite One] – A Dash of Culture, Tats, and Attitude [3]
Taiwanese Puppet with Tats [My Favorite One] – A Dash of Culture, Tats, and Attitude [3]
Taiwanese Puppets with White Attire – A Dash of Culture, Tats, and Attitude [2]
Taiwanese Puppets with White Attire – A Dash of Culture, Tats, and Attitude [2]
Taiwanese Puppets – A Dash of Culture, Tats, and Attitude [1]
Taiwanese Puppets – A Dash of Culture, Tats, and Attitude [1]

Taiwanese Puppets – A Dash of Culture, Tats, and Attitude [These were three of my favorite photos from the Taiwanese Exhibition I attended in Taichung. I plan to dedicate an entire post to Taiwanese puppets in March, so watch this space!]

Today is the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday!! I hope it was an amazing one for all of you!!

Do any of these pictures stand out to you?  Be sure to let me know in the comment box below. 

And if you would like to see more photos taken for my 365 day photo project, click [Photographing 2015].

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26 thoughts on “Flowers, Taiwanese Puppets, & So Much More – [Photographing 2015] The Fifth Week

  1. Those puppets are so elaborate! I want to touch their eyebrows… 😮
    Loved the note made by the shopkeeper too, haha! Nice to know that the message changes at least, so it’s not “with foreigner” every time.

  2. I’m really enjoying the photos. I feel like for me there isn’t much to take pictures of. Outside it’s been gray for the last four days and I am getting depressed. Also I’m in the countryside and not in the city. I still kind of do a photo a day thing with a phone app I have. I want to see if I could keep up with that first before I start doing it on my blog.

    1. Thanks so much for dropping by, Kimberly! I am glad to hear you are enjoying the photos!

      I guess you could say that I am fortunate to live in a part of Taiwan that gets sunshine most of the year. It is usually rainy and grey in Taipei during the winter but in Central Taiwan the weather is the opposite.

      Good luck with your own photo a day project and hopefully they will eventually appear on your blog as well. I am sure there many interesting things to photograph in China, even in the countryside. 🙂

  3. As always, beautiful photos, Constance! Also, Happy New Year (and Happy belated birthday to your husband)! So sorry for the delay – it’s been a madhouse around here! Hope things are well 🙂

  4. Love the cherry blossom! I used to love shaking it’s branches to make it ‘snow’ when I was little. Unfortunately the last time I saw cherry blossom was a few years ago in Battersea Park, London. I realised I missed it’s colour and Summer’s coming message. I get to see a whole lotta of palm trees instead now!

    1. Everything is in full bloom in Taiwan now. It is great to see the pretty blossoms but it is also an indication that the unbearable heat of summer is just around the corner.

      And seeing palm trees doesn’t sound too bad!

      Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

  5. I’m very curious about what exactly goes in a wheel cake?? It looks delicious! Loving all the vibrant golds and reds! Hope you both had a lovely birthday ☺

    1. Thanks so much for dropping by!! We both had a wonderful birthday!

      The outside of a wheel cake is similar a pancake and there are a variety of fillings inside that you can choose from – red bean, taro, sweet potato, radish, and a creamy custard-like buttery option [my favorite.]

      Happy Friday! Have an amazing weekend! 🙂

  6. Hi Constance! I’m enjoying your 365-day photo project. Might do the same some day; I like challenges. 🙂

    That red, black and gold bamboo photo is fabulous, water damage notwithstanding. It almost looks like someone just painted a bunch of bamboo black and laid it on a red surface to pick up the pattern. Very cool.

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