Vegetable Sculptures & Everything Close-up – [Photographing 2015] The Sixth Week

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

Plans Constantly Change

I woke up bright and early this morning. I was ready and eager to get my day started by sorting through the more than 150 photos I took at the Changhua Flower Festival yesterday.

However, sometimes things never go as planned.

I turned on my computer and it started acting all funny. Files were difficult to open and pages were freezing. My computer was operating slower than usual.

Needless to say, I panicked! I hadn’t backed up my book files on a flash drive in days, so I spent my morning worrying and saving my files.

However, it is all good. I just needed to update windows, an update that I kept avoiding for days by clicking the ‘later’ option because I was in my ‘writing zone’ and the words were just flowing at the time I received the notifications.

So, here I am – 11:00 in the morning! I haven’t even looked at yesterday’s pictures and I have plans for this afternoon so it looks like the Changhua Flower Festival will just have to wait for another day!

[Photographing 2015] – The Sixth Week

However, I have my pictures for the sixth week of [Photographing 2015] all ready to go!

One thing I have noted since I started this 365 day journey is that I love taking close-up photos and this week is no exception. Maybe it is because I love seeing the integrate details of objects or it could be very well be that I am in awe with the macro function of my camera and its ability to capture the tiniest detail. But, whatever the reason, this week’s photo journey is just jam-packed with close-up photos, so I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

A flower that may or may not be a variation of a sunflower!
A flower that may or may not be a variation of a sunflower!

A flower that may or may not be a variation of a sunflower!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Dumplings, Pork, and Sweet Potato Leaves - because you need to refuel after a day of book writing!
Dumplings, Pork, and Sweet Potato Leaves – because you need to refuel after a day of book writing!

Dumplings, Pork, and Sweet Potato Leaves – because you need to refuel after a day of book writing! [My husband and I dining at a local stand that serves the best dumplings in town!]

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Delicious Brownies with some Maple Leaves - Feeling the Canadian Pride when I ate those!
Delicious Brownies with some Maple Leaves – Feeling the Canadian Pride when I ate those!
A Dessert that looks like a plant!  Yum!
A Dessert that looks like a plant! Yum!

Enjoying dessert at a restaurant with an international buffet! Because sometimes, as an expat, you just have to satisfy the cravings and enjoy all things familiar.

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Owls Carved Out of Carrots - Just Love the Details!
Owls Carved Out of Carrots – Just Love the Details!
A Soaring Taro Eagle - Another Carving at a Temple Offering!
A Soaring Taro Eagle – Another Carving at a Temple Offering!
A Taro Rat [I think] - One of the Many Vegetable Cravings at a Temple Offering
A Taro Lion [I think] – One of the Many Vegetable Cravings at a Temple Offering

Aren’t these vegetable carvings just gorgeous?

Monday, February 9th, 2015

This pretty bloom from our backyard smells as pretty as it looks!
This pretty bloom from our backyard smells as pretty as it looks!

This pretty bloom from our backyard smells as pretty as it looks!  I could smell it all day!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

A gate outside a new apartment building complex in Taiwan!
A gate outside a new apartment building complex in Taiwan!
A close-up of a gate outside a new apartment building complex in Taichung!
A close-up of a gate outside a new apartment building complex in Taichung!

These pictures were taken outside a newly built apartment building complex in Taichung. I just love the details of the gate!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

A piece Chinese New Year décor that I have had for years!
A piece Chinese New Year décor that I have had for years!

[Zhao Cai Jin Bao] – A piece Chinese New Year décor that I have had for years!

As always, thanks for dropping by and be sure to leave me a note to let me know which photo is your favorite in the comment box below.  Have a great weekend, everyone! 

If you would like to see more photos from my 365 day project, then check out my [Photographing 2015] page!

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25 thoughts on “Vegetable Sculptures & Everything Close-up – [Photographing 2015] The Sixth Week

  1. Those dumplings look delicious! Now i feel like having some dumplings too, it’s been a while. I’m assuming that’s soy sauce over the dumplings? I usually like eating dumplings by themselves, but sometimes a bit of soy sauce does add some flavour 🙂

    Thankfully your computer is alright and it’s back to normal. You are right – better to back up our important files on our flash drive whenever we can. Sometime it can be time consuming, though. A few weeks ago it took me about half an hour to back up photos I took over the past year to an external hard drive 😀

    1. Those dumplings are my favorite and they are very popular with the locals as well. And yes, that is soy sauce – I love having it with dumplings [plus I like making patterns over my dumplings with it.]

      Sometimes I keep putting backing things up until tomorrow. I should have learned my lesson last time when my computer crashed, but I guess I didn’t [because my husband saved the day saved my files.]

      1. LOL, you like making patterns over your dumplings. Now that sounds like an art and I will try that the next time I have some dumplings. I suppose the more your pattern looks “ugly”, the more soy sauce you’ll pour on your dumplings 😀

  2. Flowers, food and intricate architectural detailsーcan’t go wrong! 😀
    Wow, those food carvings are amazing! I also loved the little plant pot dessertーwas it a chocolate cake, or? ^^
    I think my favorite was the sunflower(ish?) though! So colorful! Looking forward to the flower festival pics (of course!) 😀

    1. I know! – Those carvings are so unique and I just love the detail! And the flower capture my attention because, well, I just love flowers!

      The little plant was a chocolate mousse and cookie crumble combination – very delicious! 🙂

  3. OMG, Constance: PP=pure perfection… 🙂 each and every time I visit your super-blog, I miss Taiwan sooo much… ❤ do hope to return there asap… have a splendid March and an inspiring week! cheers, Mélanie

    1. Thank so much for your kind words, Melanie! I hope you get to visit Taiwan soon as well. I am sure you will have a wonderful time the next time you visit here. Hope you are having a great week! It is hard to believe that it is March already!

  4. You’re reminding me that my lens does not do macro. I need to get a separate macro lens if I want to take close up shots, and I’m holding out for as much as possible :/

    It’s the same with Buddhist temple offerings here, the carvings, the arrangements, the type of ingredients, all those details. My mom used to be part of a volunteer group for her temple (she goes to the 佛光山 FGS temple here, you might have heard of this before, their main temple is in Kao Hsiung), they start preparing two weeks in advance!

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