Vibrance in the Storm

Yellow! Burdock, waiting to catch my clothes come spring.

Yellow! Burdock, waiting to catch my clothes come spring.

Yesterday I posted Black and White pictures from the start of a heavy wet snowfall.

While I was out in the snow, I also shot some vibrant bits that caught my eye.

Persistent apples that turn from yellow to orange as the winter progresses.

Persistent apples that turn from yellow to orange as the winter progresses.

It must have been warmer under the pines because the snow there was melting.

Green! It must have been warmer under the pines because the snow there was melting.

Tomato cage with leftover orange hemp support twine.

Pink! Tomato cage with leftover orange hemp support twine.

Rose hips on Rosa rubra

Orange! Rose hips on Rosa rubra

Rose hips on a shrub rose that reverted to its rootstock. I think it's an invasive and I'm debating on digging it up.

Red and Black. Rose hips on a shrub rose that reverted to its rootstock. I think it’s an invasive and I’m debating on digging it up.

And finally, our out buildings which are more vibrant when you aren’t looking at them through heavy snow!

Our Indian Red outbuildings with blue trim.

Our Indian Red outbuildings with blue trim.

To see how vibrant things are for other WordPress bloggers participating in this week’s photo challenge, have a look here.

 

All photos taken with a Pentax K3 and a Tamron 28-200 mm lens – severalĀ at 200 mm which is a 300 mm equivalent on the Pentax crop sensor. One of the reasons I shoot with the Pentax is that it is weatherproof.

Hong Kong Downtown

As seen from a Star Ferry

As seen from a Star Ferry

There was extensive construction work taking place on Hong Kong’s waterfront.

Is it possible they were extending the subway line?

Booming waterfront

Booming waterfront

Any guesses as to what the machine under the tarps is doing?

Any guesses as to what the machine under the tarps is doing?

Better in Black and White.

Better in Black and White.

Walking from the ferry terminal to the heart of urban Hong Kong was a snap as there were glassed, elevated passages over the construction and street traffic. And from ours you could see into the very busy Apple store.

Efficient one way passages.

Efficient one way passages.

Apple's Everywhere

Apple’s Everywhere

Once at ground level the signage to all the tourist attractions and major buildings was excellent.

Street signs in Chinese and English.

Street signs in Chinese and English.

As you can see from the various photos, there were many buses, taxis and commercial vans, but very few private vehicles.

Buses and Taxis Rule

Buses and Taxis Rule

Next Chinese Post: More of the roads and buildings of Hong Kong.